The Netherlands suspends aid to Rwanda over Congo rebels
The Netherlands has stopped supplying aid to Rwanda until the authorities suspend help to rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the foreign ministry has told the Financial Times.
The UN has accused Rwanda of providing rebels in the east African country with arms and other support.
A ministry spokesman told the paper the Netherlands will determine its stance on development aid to Rwanda together with other EU partners, depending on Rwanda's formal reaction to the UN report and on 'developments in the filed, including an immediate end to support from Rwanda for the rebels in the DRC'.
The Netherlands sends the African country some €5m a year for help with expanding and improving its legal system.
Britain is also considering such a move, the Financial Times said. The US cut military aid to Rwanda last week.
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