DR Congo accuses Rwanda of blackmail over refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo has condemned Rwanda for saying it will no longer take in people fleeing conflict in the eastern part of the country.

Spokesman for the Congolese government said the remarks by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame proved that human rights were of no value to him.

He accused them of blackmailing the international community by using refugees for political purposes.

Report has it that more than seventy thousand Congolese have crossed to Rwanda, fleeing a conflict between the government and the M23 rebel, which international community says is supported by Rwanda.