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Friday 31 October  
A Congolese fighter of rebel M23 group overlooks a town near Ugandan border.
Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Uganda: Report on Congo rebels not final, says UN

Published on : 5 November 2012 - 1:26pm | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: Michele Sibiloni/AFP)
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The United Nations has put a disclaimer on a recent report which accuses Uganda of supporting the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

By Carol Natukunda as published by our top partner allAfrica

The President of the UN Security Council, Ambassador H.S. Puri, said the views expressed by independent experts do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations.

Puri added that the report was yet to be considered by the Sanctions Committee concerning the DRC.

Ambassador Puri also noted that Uganda, as an important troop-contributing country, is playing a significant role in the maintenance of peace and security in several countries, particularly in Somalia.

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Puri made the remarks on Friday while meeting the ICT minister, Ruhakana Rugunda. A leaked UN report recently accused Uganda of supporting Congolese M23 rebels.

On behalf of the government, Rugunda delivered a message expressing disappointment to the UN.

Read the full article here.


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