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Tanzania says ready to take on Rwandan rebels in Congo

Jan 15, 2015    

DAR ES SALAAM/KINSHASA (Reuters) - Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), President Jakaya Kikwete said, suggesting a joint offensive with U.N.-backed, South African forces is imminent.The U.N. mission in Congo said government troops and peacekeepers were intensifying deployments towards rebel positions but insurgents were also mobilising and mixing with civilians, raising the risk of them being used as human shields.Congo's army and a 3,000-strong South African, Tanzanian and Malawian U.N. intervention force is due to launch an offensiv...

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