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African leaders call for Congo peace as army, rebels clash

Monday, November 04, 2013 - 00:59

Nov. 4 - Envoys appeal to Congo's government and M23 rebels to stop fighting and embrace peace after the two sides bombarde each other near Uganda's border. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Congolese soldiers on the march near the Ugandan border. African leaders and international envoys are appealing to Congo's government and M23 rebels to stop fighting. While a U.N. official says a peace accord is "on the table" -- there were few signs of peace near the Ugandan border. A rapid Congolese army advance in recent weeks has cornered M23 rebels in the steep, forested hills near the border with Uganda. On Sunday, M23 announced a ceasefire - a declaration the Congolese army described as a lie. An M23 political leader complained that the army attacked its positions with heavy weapons. He told Reuters, "We're only fighting to defend our position. That's the logic of war."

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African leaders call for Congo peace as army, rebels clash

Monday, November 04, 2013 - 00:59