Under fire over Congo rebels, Rwanda wins Security Council seat




 
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October 18th, 2012  
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Topic: Under fire over Congo rebels, Rwanda wins Security Council seat


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rwanda - along with Australia and Argentina - won a seat on the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, despite accusations by a U.N. expert panel that the Rwandan defense minister is commanding a rebellion in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda was unopposed in its bid for the African seat on the council that South Africa will vacate at the end of December, but still needed approval from two-thirds of the U.N. General Assembly members present to secure the two-year term. It won 148 votes. ...

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