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M23 Rebels Give Truce A Chance

patient http://cphpost.dk/wp-includes/date.php geneva; font-size: small;”>According to Colonel Sultani Makenga, tadalafil http://cyberstudio.biz/main/modules/mod_random_image/tmpl/default.php head of the military command of the rebellion of M23, http://dbkschool.net/wp-includes/class-wp.php the decision was made out of respect to Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni, President of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

“The Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, has asked us to cease hostilities for us to find a political solution to the crisis through negotiations,” Colonel Makenga was quoted by Xinhua, as saying.

The M23, which has formed a political cabinet of 25 members responsible for the daily management of areas under its control, had called earlier in the week the Congolese government to promote dialogue instead of resorting to the military option to resolve the crisis.

“The military option, which has shown its limits, is not a solution to the crisis, and the dialogue remains the only appropriate voice for lasting peace and permanent,” said Tuesday the president of the M23, Jean Marie Runiga .

The M23 takes its name from the agreement of 23 March 2009, which put an end to another insurgency in North Kivu and permits the integration of rebel government forces.

Since last April, several towns and villages in the province of North Kivu are occupied by the insurgents, who demand the implementation of the agreements of 2009.

Regional leaders recently met in Uganda Capital Kampala to find a solution to the political troubles of Kivu.

Last week, army chiefs from the Great Lakes region held a meeting in Goma to discuss ways of forming a neutral force to neutralize the Congo rebels.

The international community accuses Rwanda of arming the rebels, allegations Kigali has vehemently denied.

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