Extending peace in DRC after M23’s demise

AFP PHOTO / MICHELE SIBILONI

This picture taken on July 8, 2012 shows Colonel Sultani Makenga (3rd L), head of the rebel M23 group, walking on a hill in Bunagana, a town near the Ugandan border.

Extending peace in DRC after M23’s demise


NAIROBI, 8 November 2013 (IRIN) - With the predominantly Tutsi rebel group M23 routed and vowing to disarm, attention is shifting to how to cement and extend peace across eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and ease the decades-long suffering and deprivation of millions of civilians.

Since 25 October, Congolese troops, backed by a new UN intervention brigade, have driven M23 fighters from their fortified strongholds in North Kivu Province, in a series of surprisingly successful operati...


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