Rwanda backs Congo drone use

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RWANDAN president Paul Kagame has said he has no problem with a United Nations proposal to use surveillance drones in neighbouring Congo.

Mr Kagame said if the UN thinks the drones will help achieve peace, then “let them do it”. He added that he doesn’t think Rwanda has the power to stop such a UN deployment.

Earlier this month, the UN outlined its case to the Security Council to use drones in Congo for the first time, but Rwanda’s UN ambassador expressed reservations over the plan.

Mr Kagame also said he thinks an African peacekeeping force deployed to Congo would achieve better results than the UN force now there.