European Union Calls Out Rwanda for Support of DR Congo Rebels

The EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, says the EU "firmly urges Rwanda to stop supporting the M23" - the "March 23 Movement" operating in the eastern DR Congo.

He also called on Kigali to press the M23 rebels to comply with a call by regional leaders at a "mini-summit" last November to cease hostilities and withdraw from territory it had recently seized.

The leaders called for a "cessation of hostilities in general" and in in particular of M23 attacks against the DRC's troops and United Nations peacekeepers.


United Nations peacekeepers handing over a military base in North Kivu province to troops of the DR Congo: Soldiers of both forces have come under attack by M23 rebels. (File photo)


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