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UN confirms Congo camp attack

The UN confirmed that a camp for displaced residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo was attacked by armed men. The M-23 rebel group, which pulled out of Goma coty, warned it may return if the Government does not agree negotiations by Monday.

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M23 rebel group withdraws from Goma

M23 rebel fighters are transported on a truck as they withdraw from Goma. Credit: Reuters

Rebel fighters, singing and brandishing weapons, pulled out of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern border city of Goma today, raising hopes regional peace efforts could advance negotiations to end the insurgency.

The rebel withdrawal from Goma on Lake Kivu, a strategic hub in the country's war-scarred eastern borderlands, was agreed in a deal brokered by presidents of the Great Lakes states under Uganda's leadership a week ago.

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