The Rwandan government says it is still committed to taking in asylum seekers sent by the UK under a controversial deal after a first flight was cancelled following a European court ruling. The AFP news agency reports that, despite the UK’s policy of deporting asylum seekers to a country thousands of kilometres away having been branded “immoral” by church leaders in England and heavily criticised by the UN refugee agency and rights group, Rwandangovernment spokeswoman Yolande Makolo said “Rwanda stands ready to receive the migrants when they do arrive and offer them safety and opportunity in [the] country”.