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Ex-Rebel Group Pulls Out of Congo Government

Former rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo pulled out of a power-sharing government on Monday, dealing a major blow to the peace process in a country emerging from civil war. Azarias Ruberwa, leader of the former rebel group RCD-Goma and one of Congo’s four vice-presidents, told a news conference that the peace process had “broken down” but said his group did not want to resume war. “There is a pause, a suspension of the RCD activities within the transition. A reassessment must take place,” Ruberwa said in the movement’s stronghold of Goma, near the border with Rwanda. Full Story

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