Genocide: Did Rwanda migrate from victim to perpetrator?
The United Nations on Friday officially released a much disputed report on massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has drawn the ire of several countries, especially Rwanda, whose forces were accused of possibly committing genocide.
The report paints a harrowing picture of the conflict in Congo from 1993 to 2003, with foreign armies from a half-dozen African countries slaughtering countless civilians across a vast stretch of territory, often in the quest for minerals.
No country is depicted favorably in the Congo report. Ugandan forces are accused of torturing civilians. Rwandan troops are blamed for systematically hunting down refugees. Angolan forces are said to have raped women and looted hospitals. Zimbabwean planes carried out indiscriminate air raids, the report asserts, and Chadian troops burned homes.
The final report is slightly watered down compared with the draft copies, with a few more qualifications in the language.