Congo, M23 rebels make peace but other armed groups still roam




 
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November 10th, 2013  
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Topic: Congo, M23 rebels make peace but other armed groups still roam


By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Congo and defeated M23 rebels are to sign a peace deal on Monday to end a 20-month revolt in the east of the vast African nation, where other militias still roam and millions are destitute despite great mineral wealth. The rebels, who accuse Kinshasa of reneging on an earlier deal with another movement of ethnic Tutsis, gave up their insurrection last week after the Democratic Republic of Congo's army backed by a U.N. force routed them from their hideouts. The M23's military commander, Sultani Makenga, fled and is now being held in neighboring Uganda, which has been trying with international support to mediate an end to the fighting. The peace deal is to be signed in Uganda's capital Kampala.




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