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War with DR Congo govt is over, says leader of main rebel group

The head of the main rebel group in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially announced the end of his movement’s five-year war against the Kinshasa-based government, the rebel group said. But a unilateral move by the rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) creating three military zones in the area it controls has sparked fears of a possible putsch. Addressing a gathering of some 15,000 people in the eastern city of Goma, the RCD’s headquarters, Azarias Ruberwa vowed to “work in a peaceful manner for the success of the transition in the DRC and to respect all the accords signed in line with the peace process,” a rebel official in the city, Crispin Kabasele Tshimanga, told AFP by telephone. Full Story

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