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Kigali denies support for UNITA

Rwanda has denied Angolan allegations it is supporting UNITA rebels. “Those claiming that we are supporting [UNITA] have no evidence for those accusations,” Foreign Affairs Minster Anastase Gasana told the private Rwanda News Agency yesterday. He also rejected allegations that arms for UNITA were transiting through Rwanda’s airports. The news agency quoted a senior army officer as claiming that Luanda was looking for scapegoats in claiming Rwandan troops were fighting alongside the rebel movement in Angola.

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