Being uninformed is so last season
25 June 2017 20:59 (South Africa)

German cops arrest genocide suspects

German police have arrested two Rwandan militia leaders on suspicion of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two are part of the rebel group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which fled to the DRC after the Rwanda genocide. UN peacekeepers are helping the DRC army battle the FDLR after years of deadly violence stemming from the killing of about 800,000 people over three months in Rwanda in 1994. The peacekeeping force, numbering about 18,000, is the UN’s largest deployment globally. But recently the UN scaled back assistance for DRC army units that were themselves accused of rapes and killings. Rwandan genocide trials are being held in many parts of the world. Read more: BBC, CNN, Reuters

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles






Do Not Miss