Rwandan President concerned about threat to E African integration, regional security

KIGALI (Xinhua) – Some external forces are trying to jeopardise the good progress in East African integration and regional security, which is cause for concern, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Monday in his end-of-year message on state-run Rwanda TV.

He was referring to the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a rebel group based in Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), and the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), an opposition group in exile that aims to topple the government.

Last December, Kagame said that the FDLR was working with the RNC and some of Rwanda’s neighbours after suspected rebels assaulted western Rwanda, which sparked a fire exchange between the attackers and the government army.