DRC rebels pull back from hills around Sake

2012-11-30 15:44
(Supplied)

(Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Sake - Hundreds of rebels were withdrawing on Friday from hills overlooking Sake, a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo they seized last week and have promised to leave under a regionally brokered deal, an AFP photographer said.

Under the deal, the M23 rebels are supposed to withdraw from Sake and nearby Goma, the main city in DRC's volatile, mineral-rich east.

The rebels, army mutineers who seized the towns in a lightning advance last week, were coming down the steep hillsides on dusty paths carrying packs and crates of ammunition before regrouping on the main road through town.

The rebels' promised pull-back on Thursday showed little sign of materialising with the United Nations reporting that there were still no major signs of M23 fighters withdrawing.

Under the pullout deal, the rebels are supposed to withdraw from Sake on Friday and continue pulling back to the same position they held before their gains last week – 20km outside Goma, which lies 30km to the east of Sake.

The rebels' campaign has raised fears of a humanitarian catastrophe and wider conflict erupting from DRC's east, the cradle of back-to-back wars that shook the country and drew in much of the region from 1996 to 2003.

Read more on:    m23  |  drc  |  central africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Africa: Land of Billionaires!

Find out who are the richest of the richest in Africa!

 
 

Men24.com

Jurassic World trailer is epic!
Best bro movies 2014
Every man should be able to do these three things
Goalkeeper saves five penalties with his FACE!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Mobile Developer

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R35 000 - R40 000 Per Month

Lead C#.Net Developer

Cape Town
E-Merge IT Recruitment
R600 000 Per Month

Sales Consultant

Kuils River
Multinetwork Cellular and Data Pty (Ltd)
R3 000 - R5 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Hot festive offers at kalahari.com!

Hurry! Stocks are limited. Don’t miss out. Shop Now!

Save up to 60% on toys!

Don’t miss out on this hot offer, save up to 60% on toys. While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may feel divided. Conflict between mind and emotions can create tension or indecision. This could lead to stressful feelings...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.