International brief ~ Security Council condemns Rwanda for illegal troop incursion D. Wes Rist at 9:15 AM ET
[JURIST] The UN Security Council declared Tuesday that the recent incursion of Rwandan troops into territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo was a violation of international law, according to a statement read by Council President Abdallah Baali of Algeria. The statement went on to condemn any military action that might occur within the borders of the DRC and called upon Rwanda to withdraw its troops. Rwandan troops have been searching the DRC region near the Rwandan border in an effort to hunt down and capture or kill Hutu rebels that Rwanda claims are escaping to the DRC to avoid authorities in Rwanda. JURIST's Paper Chase has the initial report of troops entering the DRC. Read the official UN press release here. The UN News Centre has more.... United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland called on Sudan Wednesday to reverse its order of expulsion for Oxfam chief Shaun Skelton, issued Tuesday. This is the second time in little over a week that Sudan has issued an order for the expulsion of Skelton. The first time was in reference to materials published concerning a bombing attack that occurred near Oxfam and Save the Children camps. The expuslion order claims that Skelton violated his passport by working in Khartoum instead of Darfur, the region he is officially cleared for. Egeland called on Sudan to reverse its decision, stating that the expulsion of aid agency officials is not the way to encourage international support for the people of Sudan. The Sudan Tribune has more.
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