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UN tones down 'genocide' report

The United Nations has revised a report detailing a decade of gruesome attacks against civilians in Congo after Rwanda and Uganda angrily protested a draft version.

The final report shows the UN human rights office toned down previous language accusing Rwandan troops and rebel allies of slaughtering tens of thousands of Hutus in Congo in the 1990s.

But the report continues to suggest Rwandan troops and others may have engaged in genocide and crimes against humanity.

Rwandan government spokeswoman Louise Mushikiwabo said the document was "flawed and dangerous".

Ugandan officials in Geneva also dismissed the report. Both countries have threatened to pull soldiers from UN peacekeeping missions.


From Belfast Telegraph