Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Politics




Africa politics

Change Of Tune In Goma DRC As M23 Surrender Rumagambo City

A delegation from the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF), The Ad Hoc Verification Mechanism and the Extended Joint Verification Mechanism held a meeting at Kibumba to assess the progress of the ongoing coordinated, sequenced and systematic withdrawal of M23.

Chaired by the Force Commander Major General Jeff Nyagah, the delegation acknowledged the withdrawal of the M23 from Kibumba and the successful takeover of the area by EACRF forces as a critical milestone in compliance with the Luanda Communiqué.

The parties remain concerned with the ongoing hostilities against innocent civilians and the lack of ceasefire by parties to the conflict, leading to aggravation of the security situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels on Friday began withdrawing from some territories they had seized in recent offensives as part of what one of the group's leaders termed a goodwill gesture in a ceasefire brokered by East African regional leaders.

The rebels handed over positions they had occupied around Kibumba, some 20 km (12.4 miles) north of the Congolese city of Goma, to commanding officers of the East African Community regional force.

Content created and supplied by: Manabo (via Opera News )

Ad Hoc Verification Mechanism East African Community East African Community Regional Force Goma Kibumba


Load app to read more comments