Congo must not become another Rwanda, warns Gordon Brown

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The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left 800,000 people dead and laid the roots for the conflict in the neighbouring state when many of the perpetrators fled to sanctuary across the border.

The Prime Minister was speaking on a trip to the Gulf as Foreign Secretary David Miliband led an EU mission to Rwanda with. French counterpart Bernard Kouchner.

"The humanitarian need is absolutely pressing," said Mr Miliband, who toured the area of Goma, capital of Nord-Kivu province.

"Humanitarian aid needs security and that is the absolute priority for these people (aid workers) who need safe and secure routes for the humanitarian aid that has been promised."

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