DRC suspends RwandAir flights due to tensions

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has made the decision to suspend RwandAir flights following diplomatic tensions.

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Flights were suspended in response to what it claimed was Kigali's support for M23 rebels carrying out a military offensive in the eastern province of North Kivu. Rwanda has denied supporting the rebels.

In a statement, RwandAir said: “We consider the safety and security of our customers and crew.”

RwandAir will cancel all flights to Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, and Goma with immediate effect.