Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Aug 30, 2010
UN Report Accuses Rwandan Troops of Committing Genocide in the Congo
In news from Africa, a forthcoming UN report on the Democratic Republic of Congo says crimes committed by Rwanda's army and Congolese rebels during the 1990s in the Congo could be classified as genocide. The New York Times reports the UN report bluntly challenges the conventional history of events in the region after the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The UN report charges that after the genocide ended in Rwanda, Tutsi-led Rwanda troops and their rebel allies killed tens of thousands of members of the Hutu ethnic group inside the Congo. A draft of the report states, "The majority of the victims were children, women, elderly people and the sick, who were often undernourished and posed no threat to the attacking forces." The US-supported Rwandan government has dismissed the findings of the UN report, and the government is threatening to reconsider its contributions to UN peacekeeping missions if the draft report is published.