Regional Leaders Give Congo Rebels Ultimatum

Regional heads of state have ordered the M23 rebels to withdraw from Goma in the eastern DR Congo within 48 hours.

DRC President Joseph Kabila, left, with South Sudan minister of commerce and investments, Garanga Dung Akwang in Kampala.

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