Cessation Of DR Congo Crisis Hostilities Starts Friday

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African leaders have declared a cessation of hostilities to start on Friday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where M23 rebels have been making substantial gains in recent months.
The statement was signed at the end of a mini-summit in Angola's capital, Luanda, attended by the Rwandan foreign minister and the presidents of DR Congo, Angola, and Burundi.
The signatories agreed an East African regional force would attack M23 positions if the rebels did not withdraw immediately from occupied areas.
The US has welcomed the roadmap outlined in the Luanda summit and urged Rwanda to end its support to the M23.

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