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Vol 53 No 14

Published 6th July 2012


Rebels aim for Kivu secession

Rwanda not only supports the M23 rebellion, it may be helping create a new state on its border with Congo

After a protracted delay and much discussion, at the end of June the United Nations finally published its investigation into Rwandan involvement in the rebellion in eastern Congo-Kinshasa (AC Vol 53 No 13). The Addendum to the report lists overwhelming evidence of official Rwandan instigation and support of the rebellion by the Mouvement du 23 mars (M23). This includes deploying its own armed forces in Congo and trying to create a state loyal to Kigali based on the provinces of North and South Kivu.

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