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West African leaders begin DR Congo summit

Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila is meeting with other regional leaders in Kampala to try and end the crisis in his country, a Uganda government spokesman has told Reuters.

The UN has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis in DRC after rebels continued their advance towards capital Kinshasa.

The head of the political arm of the M23 rebel group which took control of the eastern city of Goma this week is also in Kampala, but it was not clear whether he would hold direct talks with Kabila.