Europe Pressuring Rwanda to Stop Backing Congo Rebels

European countries cutting aid to Rwanda until support for rebels stops


A growing number of European governments is joining an international diplomatic drive to press President Paul Kagame's government into ending support for rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Germany and Britain have joined the Netherlands in recent days in suspending aid to Rwanda, in response to a recent report by a group of United Nations experts which said Rwanda was instrumental in forming and supporting the M23 rebel group led by indicted war criminal Bosco Ntaganda.