Rwanda-DR Congo tensions mount

Brussels 25.01.2023 Rwandan forces on Tuesday, 24 January, fired at a fighter jet from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) indicating that it had violated the airspace, prompting the Congolese government to accuse it of an act of war. (Image above: social media).

A video shared widely on Congolese social media showed a projectile shooting towards an airborne military plane, before exploding in the air near the plane, which continued to fly, according to the Reuters news agency.

Congo denied Rwanda’s accusation that the jet had violated the Rwandan airspace – the latest dispute between the two countries whose relationship has been experiencing corrosion due to rebel insurgency.

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