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In Brief: Embargo lifted

Embargo lifted

New York - The UN Security Council unanimously approved a one-year suspension of the arms embargo on Rwanda, in response to a plea from the new Tutsi- led government. The ban was imposed in May 1994 against the previous government led by the rival Hutu ethnic group. The new government made the request for fear of a new offensive by Hutu militias based in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. AFP