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Kampala denies providing passports to rebels

Kampala has denied allegations by a member of parliament that DRC rebels are using Ugandan passports in the United States. Minister of Internal Affairs Tom Butime said Ugandan passports are only issued after a rigorous vetting process, the private ‘Monitor’ newspaper reported. The allegation was made by MP Aggrey Awori who claimed that he had met rebels travelling on Ugandan papers in Washington.

Meanwhile, presidential spokeswoman Hope Kivengere told IRIN today she was unable to confirm reports that DRC rebel leaders were in Kampala to be briefed by President Yoweri Museveni on the Paris ceasefire meeting. She said that Museveni was upcountry and probably would not return to the capital until the weekend.

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