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UN Says Rwanda Agrees to Leave Troops in Sudan

Rwandan President Paul Kagame disputes a UN report alleging war crimes by Rwandan soldiers while giving the prestigious Oppenheimer lecture at London's International Institute for Strategic Studies

A U.N. official says Rwanda has decided to leave its peacekeeping troops in Sudan's volatile Darfur region.

Rwanda had threatened to pull out its troops in protest to a leaked U.N. draft report, linking Rwandan soldiers to genocide in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1990s.

U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said Friday, Rwandan President Paul Kagame confirmed during a visit to the U.N. this week his country's troops will stay in Darfur.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon went to Rwanda recently to work out a comprise with President Kagame allowing Rwanda to contribute comments to the final U.N. Human Rights report due out October 1.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.