Rebels sign DR Congo peace accord | News | Al Jazeera

Rebels sign DR Congo peace accord

Deal aims to end long running armed conflict in the country's east.

    Nkunda is a former army general [AFP]

    Kabila's government, Nkunda's Tutsi rebels and the Mai Mai militia group had been due to sign the peace deal on Tuesday, but last minute disagreements from Nkunda's side over the draft delayed the signing.
     
    Continuing violence has impoverished the country's east. Up to 1,500 Congolese die in the region every day, mostly from preventable diseases and malnutrition, aid workers say.
     

    SOURCE: Agencies


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