Zaire rebel gives UN 60 days to move refugees

Laurent Kabila, the Zairean rebel leader, said yesterday the United Nations had 60 days to repatriate all Rwandan Hutu refugees in Zaire "or we will do it ourselves".

Rebel soldiers again blocked aid workers and journalists from going to areas where thousands of Rwandan refugees are believed to have fled. But Mr Kabila said that he was seeking a personal apology from UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan for accusing his troops of deliberately allowing thousands of refugees to die. Reuters - Kisangani