Congo's Kabila on way to conflict-mediator Uganda: state TV

DAKAR Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:59am EST

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DAKAR (Reuters) - Congo's President Joseph Kabila is on his way to Uganda, the mediator in Congo's conflict with eastern rebels, Congolese state television said on Tuesday.

It said Kabila had left for Kampala shortly after making a broadcast expressing solidarity with the Congolese people.

Rebels, widely believed to be backed by Rwanda, on Tuesday claimed control of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma.

(Reporting by David Lewis; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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