Monday, November 19, 2012

Heavy Fighting Reported In Eastern Congo

New Fighting After DRC Rejects Rebel Demand for Talks -- Voice of America

New fighting has broken out near the Congolese city of Goma, after the Democratic Republic of Congo government dismissed a demand for peace talks from rebel group M23.

Heavy weapons fire was reported Monday on the outskirts of Goma.

An M23 spokesman, Vianney Kazarama said that the rebel group controls the northeastern part of Goma. The city is the capital of Congo's North Kivu province.

There also are reports of firing along the DRC's border with Rwanda. The DRC has accused Rwanda of supporting M23, which Rwanda repeatedly has denied.

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More News On Congo's Civil War In The Eastern Part of The Country

DR Congo rejects M23 rebels' ultimatum to leave Goma -- BBC
Congo rejects rebels' truce talks proposal -- Christian Science Monitor
Congo rejects rebel demand for talks: spokesman -- Reuters
Congo rebels set 24-hour deadline for talks with government -- Reuters
Civilians flee Goma as UN fails to halt advance of Congolese rebel soldiers -- Sydney Morning Herald
New fighting as DR. Congo rejects rebel ultimatum -- AFP
DRC Minister: Army Controls Goma Despite Reported Rebel Advances -- Voice of America
Congo rebels advance to outskirts of Goma -- Reuters
Rebels in Congo Reach Door of Goma -- New York Times/AP
Congo rebels, army clash at Goma's edge
- Bloomberg Businessweek
International Hand-Wringing over the Eastern Congo
-- John Campbell, Council On Foreign Relations

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