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    Rwanda Transnational Issues - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      Tutsi, Hutu, Hema, Lendu, and other conflicting ethnic groups, associated political rebels, armed gangs, and various government forces continue fighting in Great Lakes region, transcending the boundaries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda to gain control over populated areas and natural resources - government heads pledge to end conflicts, but localized violence continues despite UN peacekeeping efforts; DROC and Rwanda established a border verification mechanism in 2005 to address accusations of Rwandan military supporting Congolese rebels and the Congo providing rebel Rwandan "Interhamwe" forces the means and bases to attack Rwandan forces; as of 2004, Rwandan refugees lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Zambia

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 45,460 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
      IDPs: 4,158 (incursions by Hutu rebels from Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1997-99; most IDPs in northwest) (2005)


      NOTE: The information regarding Rwanda on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Rwanda Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Rwanda Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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