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Cablegate: Rwanda 2009 Country Report On Terrorism

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P 311202Z DEC 09
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INFO RUEHXR/RWANDA COLLECTIVE
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SUBJECT: RWANDA 2009 COUNTRY REPORT ON TERRORISM

1. (SBU)There were no acts of international terrorism in
Rwanda in 2009. The Rwandan government worked to improve
border control measures and prepared to create a financial
investigations unit, in accordance with anti-money
laundering/counter-terrorist financing legislation adopted
the previous year. In November, Rwanda's parliament ratified
the African Union protocol on prevention and combating of
terrorism. In August, a U.S. Coast Guard team trained
Rwandan security forces at Lake Kivu, bordering the
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on maritime
patrolling and law enforcement techniques. During the year,
Rwandan law enforcement officers also participated in
U.S.-sponsored training courses on criminal investigation
techniques and small arms identification.

2. (SBU) The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda
(FDLR) and the Rally for Unity and Democracy (RUD-Urunana),
two rebel groups that include former supporters of the regime
that orchestrated the 1994 Rwandan genocide, continued to
operate in eastern DRC. During the year, FDLR and
RUD-Urunana forces deliberately attacked Congolese civilians
in order to achieve political and military objectives.
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