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Ex-President Kenyatta DR Congo Led Mediation Suffers Blow as Armed Group Withdraws

Ex-President Uhuru Kenyatta visits Goma; photo courtesy.

According to recent news, the ex-President Uhuru Kenyatta-led mediation effort has suffered a significant setback as a result of the armed group's withdrawal from the peace negotiations.

Twirwaneho, a self-defense armed group from the Banyamulenge community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, withdrew from the Nairobi peace talks due to recent attacks on civilians by other militias in the region.

The group used attacks by the Mai Mai group on the villages of Gakangara, Muliza, and Biziba on November 30 as evidence in support of their position.

The group named in a letter addressed to former President Uhuru Kenyatta was affected by what they call as ethnic cleansing. According to the group, individuals who carry out the attacks do so with the express purpose of eliminating them from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's ethnic makeup and forcing them to flee.

According to Twirwaneho, their attackers, who are also represented in Nairobi, do not want peace because they have persisted in undermining regional efforts to maintain peace.

Credit; https://www.newtimes.co.rw/article/3243/news/africa/banyamulenge-delegation-pulls-out-of-dr-congo-talks

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