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Vol 54 No 22

Published 1st November 2013


Congo-Kinshasa

Rebels on the ropes

Barring a sudden intervention by Rwanda, little stands in the way of the defeat of M23 by a newly invigorated national army

After 20 months of intermittent fighting and stalled negotiations, the rebellion of the Mouvement de 23 mars in eastern Congo-Kinshasa could soon be at an end (AC Vol 54 No 16, M23 takes a hit). Crushing military victories for the much criticised armed forces, the Forces armées de la république démocratique du Congo (FARDC), have forced M23 out of a string of eastern towns that it had controlled for over a year and back into the bush.

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