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Rwandan and Congolese groups opposed to Rwanda President Paul Kagame's rule have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate him for alleged war crimes for backing rebel groups in eastern Congo.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the Hague, Netherlands-based court has not said whether she plans to investigate Kagame. She is already investigating militia leaders in Congo with ties to his regime.
The demand for action Friday follows a report by the UN accusing top Rwandan officials of helping to create, and arm the current M23 rebellion within Congo. A bipartisan group of US legislators sent Kagame a letter August 3 saying they were “convinced” Rwanda is fomenting unrest across the border.
Several Western countries including Germany have suspended some aid to Rwanda as a result. - Sapa-AP