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Kagame denies Rwandan involvement in DRC rebel movement

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has hit back at allegations made in a UN report that the M23 rebel movement in DR Congo have been supported by officials in Rwanda. Relations between the two country are already fragile and the authorities in DRC's North Kivu province have accused Rwanda of "invading" what is already a volatile border area. But, speaking to France 24, Kagame called the claims of Rwandan involvement "fictitious".

By Ebba Kalondo

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