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Congo signs peace deal with M23 rebels in Nairobi

13th Dec 2013

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a peace deal with M23 rebels in Nairobi. The deal seeks to end an insurgency that began in 2012.

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and M23 rebels signed declarations Thursday to end the bitter conflict in the east of the country, according to a document from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Malawian President Joyce Banda.

“The DR Congo government and M23 have respectively signed declarations,” including the “decision by M23 to end rebellion and transform itself into a legitimate political party,” read the document signed Thursday in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

DRC spokesman Lambert Mende said government and M23 leaders had signed three documents at the State House in Nairobi. Provisions of the peace deal include the dissolution of M23 as an armed group, as well as demobilization and a renunciation of violence as a means of pursuing future claims, he said.

mkg/ccp (Reuters, AFP, AP)

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