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No Room for M23 in Goma as KDF Team Changes Strategy to End Attacks

M23, a rebel outfit in Democratic Republic of Congo, has suffered a blow in their efforts to gain ground in North Kivu Province, Goma specifically. This follows Kenyan troops taking strategic control of Goma, including the international airport in the area.

The East African Community Regional Force commander, Maj. Gen. Jeff Nyagah, said the presence of Kenyan troops in Goma is to ensure that M23 rebels do not take over city.

The M23 was formed in 2012 claiming to defend the interests of Congolese Tutsis, a group sharing the ethnicity of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, against Hutu militias.DRC has accused Rwanda of supporting M23 leading to a diplomatic tiff between the two countries.tens of thousands have fled the fresh fighting that has caused yet another diplomatic rift between the DRC and Rwanda. Kinshasa insists Kigali is backing the Tutsi-led group while Rwanda denies any involvement.

Former President held a Roundtable with representatives of the FARDC, MONUSCO, and the East African Community Regional Force and observed the adverse effect of the violence of M23 rebels and other armed groups amounted to grave human rights violations and has led to the displacements of millions in Eastern DRC. He emphasized that the situation requires urgent intervention by the international community, AUPSC and UNSC.

The EAC- Facilitator called on the international community, humanitarian organizations such as Unicef, WFP, IOM, UN OCHA, to urgently and impactfully respond to assuage the terrible distress and human suffering.

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