Tuesday, June 08, 2004

DRC/Rwanda: Rwanda closes border with DRC

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Rwandan government said its border with the DRC would remain closed until the UN and the AU set up a verification mechanism to "expeditiously investigate" the allegations made last week by the Congolese President Joseph Kabila.

[...] Rwanda said it would ... only open the border to refugees fleeing violence in eastern Congo or those voluntarily returning home from Rwanda. (full-text)
UPDATE: Rwanda announced on Friday, July 2, that the border will open tomorrow morning.