Rwandan refugees refuse to return home

KAMPALA - About 10000 Rwandans living in a Ugandan refugee camp are refusing to go home, eight months after they were instructed to leave, an official said yesterday.

KAMPALA - About 10000 Rwandans living in a Ugandan refugee camp are refusing to go home, eight months after they were instructed to leave, an official said yesterday.

Uganda has taken away their right to cultivate land in the camp in an effort to compel them to leave.

"We have thousands of Rwandans (the majority are Hutus), remaining in Nakivale," said Festo Wafuta, assistant commandant of the camp near the Rwandan border.

"They say they will not go home because of land issues in Rwanda and Gacaca courts," he added, referring to Rwanda's local justice initiative to try genocide crimes at grass-roots level. - Sapa-AFP

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