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Peace talks between DR Congo and armed groups end in Kenya

By France24
07 December 2022   |   1:53 pm
A new round of peace talks between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government and representatives of major rebel groups ended in the Kenyan capital city Nairobi on Tuesday with participants agreeing on a raft of issues including the unconditional release of prisoners.

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