Soldiers from Kenya arrive in DRC as tensions flare
18 November 2022 | 5:23 am
Soldiers who are part of the East Africa Community Regional Force arrived at Democratic Republic of Congo’s Goma airport on Wednesday as fresh clashes between the army and M23 rebels forced hundreds to flee.
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