KAMPALA, Uganda — Sixteen Rwandan students are seeking asylum in Uganda, saying they are the victims of harassment by security officials back home for refusing to join a Congolese rebel movement that allegedly recruits inside Rwandan territory.
Johannesburg - At least 1 300 heavily armed South African soldiers fly into Goma this weekend in a bid to pacify rebel groups terrorising the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reported the Sunday Independent newspaper.
A press briefing was held Saturday where President Paul Kagame met with a dozen editors and senior reporters of only local media. But by the end of the session, no question had arisen about a recent cabinet reshuffle that saw two ministers losing their jobs. The president brought the issue up by himself and spent several minutes spilling the beans.
An international conference on Rwanda took place in Brighton, United Kingdom on June 13-14th 2013 under the auspices of the United Action for Peace with the Theme “Challenges of Sustainable Peace and Development”.
The students say moving to any refugee camp would be putting their lives at risk after alleged threats from the Rwanda High Commission in Uganda.