Congo Forces and Rebels Resume Fight for Goma The New York Times
Congolese troops have come under fire from rebels in the country's volatile east as fighting resumed just outside Goma, a city of nearly 1 million. Read more: Small airliner crashes into homes in Goma, DR Congo ADF fighters have repeatedly attacked Beni residents over the past days.
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Government soldiers were fleeing the eastern DR Congo city of Goma in large numbers today as rebels advanced to the gates of the regional.
UN, EU and AU envoys urged both sides not to undo the progress made in peace talks and that M23 should renounce its rebellion and the army should hold off from further military action.
There's no problem," a colonel from the rebels told AFP.
Congo Protesters storm UN base in Beni News DW
Views Read Edit View history. United Nations inspectors and advocacy groups have documented extended Rwandan support for M23 since the rebellion started more than one year ago, but Kigali has always denied the charges. The M23 Movement, the newly formed political wing of former M23 rebels, has formed a semi autonomous administration structure in areas under their control.
The mutineers are ex-rebels who were integrated into the regular army in as part of a deal that followed their failed offensive on Goma, under the command of Tutsi leader Laurent Nkunda.
By 10 July, they were 40 kilometers from the city of Goma.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded.
Fighting broke out again in Novemberwith reports of heavy gunfire and explosions near Goma. On 24 Februaryleaders of 11 African nations signed an agreement designed to bring peace to the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Witnesses said rebels appeared to be taking towns and villages with ease, with government troops usually melting away.
Goma residents protest after deadly attack on civilians
Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo replied that the measure "is based on allegations of faulty reports which we have said for the last six months are wrong. We want to hear what you think about this article.