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Thursday, September 9, 2010

UN's Ban Ki-moon tries to calm Rwanda president over leaked report

UN's Ban Ki-moon tries to calm Rwanda president over leaked report

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, right in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday September 08, 2010
Mr Ban unexpectedly flew to Kigali on Tuesday to discuss the threat by Mr Kagame to withdraw Rwanda's peacekeeping forces from Sudan
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has just been on what has been described as a damage limitation trip to Rwanda, to meet President Paul Kagame.
President Kagame is said to be furious at a draft UN report which accuses Rwandan soldiers of murdering civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the mid-1990s.
The draft report, which was leaked to the press, says if the crimes are proved in a competent court they could constitute genocide.
President Kagame has said if it is published he will pull his country's 3,500 troops out of the UN's peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan.
Filip Reyntjens is a Rwanda expert at Antwerp University.
First broadcast 9 September 2010

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