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DR Congo, Rwanda pulled back from brink of war in summit pact

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda agreed to respect a peace accord signed in 2002, pulling their countries back from the brink of war after tensions flared over fighting in the strife-torn east of the DRC. “After discussions (Rwandan) President Paul Kagame and (DRC) President Joseph Kabila recommitted themselves to the implementation of the Pretoria agreement” signed by both men in July 2002 to end a four-year war between their two states, a statement after a crisis summit here read. Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who hosted the talks, stressed it was necessary to rebuild trust between the vast DRC and its eastern neighbour in the wake of their mutual accusations of war-mongering and cross-border interference. “The situation as it was developing required immediate attention,” Obasanjo told a press conference. Full Story

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