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DR Congo rebels reach capital

Leaders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main rebel faction have arrived in the capital Kinshasa for the first time since war broke out more than four years ago. The officials of the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD Goma) are to discuss the implementation of a power-sharing deal with government representatives, political parties and other rebel groups. In early April, all sides agreed to end the war in DR Congo and hold elections after a transition of two years. The talks will focus on the setting up of a government to shepherd DR Congo out of war and into democratic elections. This is the first time that senior officials of the RCD Goma have come to the capital since August 1998 when they and their backers in the Rwandan army tried and failed to capture the city. Full Story

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