Crisis talks in Congo as civilians flee rebels

The failed ceasefire between the government and rebels in Democratic Congo has put tens of thousands of lives at risk, writes Bill Corcoran in Johannesburg.

8th November, 2008

The failed ceasefire between the government and rebels in Democratic Congo has put tens of thousands of lives at risk, writes Bill Corcoran in Johannesburg.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) face a humanitarian disaster unless a ceasefire which failed between the government and rebels is re-established, according to the United Nations.

Crisis talks being held last Friday came after tens of thousands of civilians across DRC’s north Kivu...

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