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Sweden stops aid to Rwanda after UN report

Sweden stops aid to Rwanda after UN report

The Swedish government said Wednesday it has withdrawn 80 million kronor ($10 million) in annual aid to the Rwandan government after a United Nations report concluded that the country is helping armed Tutsi rebels in Congo.
Sweden's aid minister Gunilla Carlsson said her country takes the U.N. report "very seriously" and expects "constructive actions" from both Congo and Rwanda.
The report prepared by five outside experts concluded Rwanda is helping ethnic Tutsi rebels fight the Congolese government and Congo is collaborating with ethnic Hutu rebels and other forces against Rwanda.
Sweden's decision follows a similar move by the Netherlands last week. The Dutch overseas aid minister, Bert Koenders then said he was suspending aid to Rwanda's government of around


Updated : 2021-07-26 11:27 GMT+08:00