M23 Rebels appeal to the international community

m23 rablThe M23 rebels are calling upon the international community to pile pressure on the Democratic Republic of Congo government to resume peace talks.

The call by the M23 rebels comes at a time when the Kinshasha government is reported to be building up troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo close to the M23 militia positions.

Herman Kabasha the Spokesman for M23 rebels in a telephone interview with the Continental Observer from the militia headquarters in Bunagana said the international community should do all what it takes to ensure that an all out war does not break again in the area.

“The international community should push Kabila to negotiate peace with us as proposed by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Kimoon in Kampala because what we know is that Kabila lacks the political will to negotiate for peace to be achieved in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo” Remarked Kabasha.

Kabasha said the international community must pressurize President Kabila to seek for peaceful solution to the problem that is affecting the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

“Kabila only sent a delegation for peace talks in Kampala last time because we had taken over Goma and he had no choice” he says his rebel group is willing to hold meaningful talks with the Kabila government to end the war in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rebels issue demands

“We want to hold meaningful peace talks with the Kinshasha government so that it can promise to join us in disarming dissident groups like the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda-NALU, the Allied Democratic Force-ADF and other groups foreign groups that are killing the Congolese people from the eastern part of the country” Kabasha said the Kinshasha government should join hands with them in fighting against the dissidents groups that operate in the area.

An effort to seek a comment from the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo was not possible by the time of filing this report.

The situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is however still tense with a reported troop buildup on both sides.


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