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Rwandans concerned about threat to East African integration

KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) -- Some external forces are trying to jeopardize the good progress in East African integration and regional security, which is cause for concern, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Monday in his end-of-year message on state-run Rwanda TV.

He was referring to the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a rebel group based in Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), and the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), an opposition group in exile that aims to topple the government.

Last December, Kagame said that the FDLR was working with the RNC and some of Rwanda’s neighbors after suspected rebels assaulted western Rwanda, which sparked a fire exchange between the attackers and the government army.
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Rwanda spends U.S. $227 million dollars on disaster relief in 2018

KIGALI (Xinhua) -- The Rwandan government spent 200.4 billion Rwandan francs (about 227 million U.S. dollars) on relief services after natural disasters last year, said an assessment report released on Monday.

The money was spent on relief services, including providing shelter, medication, food aid and reconstruction of infrastructure, said the report by the ministry of emergency management.

It said 234 people were killed while 268 were injured across the country in 2018 due to disasters caused by heavy rains, floods, landslides and lightning.

Over 15,000 houses were destroyed in 2018 by disasters, up from about 5,000 houses destroyed in 2017, according to the report.

The report also showed about 9,000 hectares of crops were destroyed.

             

 

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