Tensions grow between DRC and Rwanda as rebels gain ground
05 November 2022 | 8:08 am
M23 rebels have made gains in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, raising fears of a further deterioration of security. The African Union has called for a ceasefire and negotiations to ensure peace.
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