U.N. to Congo: Remove generals accused of abuses or lose support

February 4, 2015 5:29 PM

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U.N. to Congo: Remove generals accused of abuses or lose support

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has threatened to withdraw support for a planned Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military campaign against Rwandan rebels if the government does not remove two generals accused of human rights abuses by the end of next week, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the world body has told Congolese Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda: "If you keep these guys we're not going to be in a position to support you ... get these people out."

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