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Rwanda Accuses U.S. of Delaying Repatriation of Hutu Refugees

HeadlineMay 01, 1997

Rwanda’s government has accused the United States today of delaying the repatriation of Rwandan Hutu refugees from Zaire and said it was ready to work directly with rebel forces in Zaire to bring them back. The statement conflicted with U.N., European Union and U.S. expressions of concern this week about the treatment of the Hutu refugees by the Tutsi-dominated rebels and complaints about lack of cooperation with aid agencies.

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