M23: a history of civil war, broken peace accord

2013-04-10 00:00

THE M23 rebels take their name from the “March 23 Movement”.

On March 23, 2009, the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo struck a peace accord with the government of Joseph Kabila to end a civil war.

The accord promoted the CNDP to a political party and the rebels were incorporated into the DRC army. But the rebels took up arms again because they claim Presidetn Kabila did not honour the agreement of 2009 and that the election results of 2011 were false.

The group was founded by General Bosco Ntaganda and its armed wing is led by General Makenga Sultani. — Media24.

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