Rwanda pushes for military action against FDLR, Tanzania hesitant
Saturday January 10 2015
The FDLR rebels have been living in the jungles of eastern DR Congo for the past 20 years. PHOTO | FILE
While Rwanda sees military action as the only viable option, Tanzania says such action would not be justified until the DRC identifies the insurgents, disarms them and calls in the UNHCR to repatriate them to Rwanda in line with an accord reached in the Unites States last September.
Without directly referring to Tanzania and others opposed to military action, Rwanda said leaders of regional countries should realise that the rebels had been given more than 20 years to conform.
Under pressure to act on the Rwandan rebels, President Joseph Kabila announced last week that government forces will force the Rwandan rebels out of their positions.
By Edmund Kagire and Hellen Nachilongo, The EastAfrican