Tension brews between Algeria, DRC over Rwanda visit

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s foreign ministry summoned Algerian ambassador to Kinshasa to ask for clarifications after Algeria’s chief of staff visited Rwanda.

The DRC is at loggerheads with Rwanda, whom Kinshasa accuses of fighting alongside Congolese rebels in the east.

The visit by chief of staff Chengriha, the real ruler in Algiers, has sent a strong message of Algeria’s military support for Rwanda.

Algeria has not officially commented on the summon which came at a context Algeria is losing foothold in its immediate Sahel neighborhood.

Algeria has previously recalled its ambassador for consultation after Mali summoned Algerian ambassador to protest for meddling in its domestic affairs.

Niger rejected Algeria’s mediation in its domestic crisis, while the ECOWAS rejected any Algerian role in the region.

 

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