UN report shows Rwanda and Congo fight proxy war

A UN Security Council panel said Friday that Rwanda and Congo are fighting a proxy war by aiding each other's enemies, a conclusion that could lead to additional UN sanctions over the conflict in the central African region. The report prepared for the UN by five outside experts concluded that Rwanda is helping ethnic Tutsi rebels fight the Congolese government and Congo is collaborating with Hutu rebels and other forces against Rwanda. It said the experts working for a council sanctions panel also found evidence that the armed groups being aided by Rwanda and Congo are using child soldiers, and that the rebels on both sides make millions of dollars a year from illegal trade in minerals.