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Minister accused of stealing

NEW YORK - The chief of Rwanda's foreign ministry said his minister Jean-Marie Ndagijimana should be 'tracked and arrested as a common thief' for disappearing from New York with about dollars 187,000 ( pounds 118,000) earmarked for his country's diplomatic missions in the United States.

'Statements that he is denying theft are totally unacceptable,' Claude Dusaidi, the ministry's director-general, said. Mr Dusai had instructed Mr Ndagijimana to hand over some dollars 187,000 to his UN envoy, Bakuramutsa Manzi. 'He didn't do it. We don't have the money,' said Mr Dusaidi. Reuter