The Democratic Republic of Congo has refused the support of the United Nations for a joint attack against Hutu rebels in the restive east.
This came when President Joseph Kabila rejected demands from the UN that two top Congolese generals be replaced for violations of human rights.
“The Democratic Republic of Congo is renouncing the help of MONUSCO,” said government spokesman Lambert Mende.
In January, the DRC’s military announced a unilateral offensive against 1500-2000 Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels – an ethnic Hutu militia based in eastern Congo.
According to UN officials however, there has been no action on the ground to prove the same.