Presidents demand quick DRC talks

2013-09-05 21:39
The village of Lukweti, north Kivu, where the Mai Mai, the collective term for several disparate paramilitary groups, have their headquarters. (Michele Sibiloni, AFP)

The village of Lukweti, north Kivu, where the Mai Mai, the collective term for several disparate paramilitary groups, have their headquarters. (Michele Sibiloni, AFP)

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Kampala - Presidents from Africa's Great Lakes region on Thursday demanded that the Democratic Republic of Congo restart talks with rebels within three days, after they were suspended in May.

"The Kampala dialogue should resume within three days... and conclude within a maximum period of 14 days, during which the belligerent forces on the ground are urged to exercise maximum restraint," said the leaders of Africa's Great Lakes region, who are trying to broker a deal to end fighting in eastern Congo.


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