Leaders tell Congo rebels to stop war

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IOL news nov24 goma REUTERS A Congolese Revolutionary Army fighter stands atop an anti-aircraft gun November 23, 2012, abandoned by fleeing government army following the capture of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo early this week.

Kampala - Heads of state from Africa's Great Lakes region on Saturday urged rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo's turbulent east to stop expanding their war and leave the town of Goma which they captured this week.

The leaders met in the Ugandan capital Kampala to try to bring an end to the conflict after the M23 rebels said they planned to “liberate” the vast central African country.

A statement signed by the leaders after their meeting urged the M23 to stop talk of overthrowing an elected government and to “stop all war activities and withdraw from Goma”. -Reuters

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