UN team in Kinshasa over massacre claims

A United Nations team arrived in Congo's capital Kinshasa yesterday to investigate alleged massacres of Rwandan Hutu refugees by forces of the new leader Laurent Kabila or their regional allies. The head of the investigators, Georg Mautner-Markhof of the UN human rights organisation, said he was confident of help from the new authorities.

The mission follows persistent allegations of massacres in the jungles of what was then Zaire by Mr Kabila's rebel forces, who ousted Mobutu Sese Seko in May, and their Tutsi allies from Rwanda and Burundi. Reuters - Kinshasa