The Democratic Republic of the Congo asserts that Rwanda aids its insurgents.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has accused Rwanda of aiding a rebel group in the country’s eastern province. Since the Rwandan genocide in 1994, relations between the two neighbors have been fraught. Already, Kigali has accused Congolese security forces of shooting rockets into its territory.
The pact was seen as setting the framework for regional cooperation in addressing protracted violence in mineral-rich regions of the DRC. Rwanda and Uganda have been accused of backing the Congolese rebel organization M23, which was mutinied in 2012.