Congo: Rwandan Hutus Seek Repatriation, UN Overwhelmed

03/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

With their wives and children, the Rwandan militiamen are arriving from the bush here in eastern Congo by the truckload. Skinny and tired, they have voluntarily surrendered their weapons and say they are ready to go home.

"The international community has set plans to help us surrender, so we decided to go back to Rwanda," said Antoine Uwumukiza, who fled across the border to Congo 15 years ago along with hundreds of thousands of other Rwandan Hutus and was waiting here the other day in a dirty white tent to be repatriated. "We've heard people say, 'In Rwanda, there is a good government,' and we have decided to go see if it's propaganda."

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