Britain told to halt Rwanda aid - report

Britain has been asked to withhold aid to President Paul Kagame's government Credit: PA

The UK Government is under international pressure to stop aid to Rwanda amid accusations the funds are being used to arm rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the Sunday Telegraph.

The United Nations and European Union want Britain to withhold millions of pounds due to go to President Paul Kagame's government.

Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell ignored Foreign Office advice by giving £8 million in aid to the Rwandan regime shortly before leaving his previous post of International Development Secretary, says the paper.

Mitchell has spent time in the country working on a Conservative "charity" project.