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DRC orders shutdown of borders with Rwanda at 3p.m

By IGIHE
On 18 juin 2022 at 07:30

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has decided to close its borders with Rwanda at 3:00 p.m. instead of the daily closing time of 10 p.m.

The Director of Immigration and Emigration in North Kivu, Ngoy Mukalay has told members of the press that the directive went into effect from Friday 17th June 2022.

The close at 3p.m. follows a cross-border incident where a Congolese soldier stormed Rwandan territory with a rapid fire and injured two policemen before he was shot dead by Rwandan security forces on guard.

Tension between Rwanda and DRC has escalated following the resurgence of M23 in clashes with Congolese Army.

DRC accuses Rwanda of supporting the rebel group but Rwanda has repeatedly refuted these claims and asked the country to seek a solution to its internal matters without dragging it into the war.

M23 has so far captured Bunagana town bordering with Uganda.

DRC has ordered the shutdown of borders with Rwanda at 3p.m.

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