Congolese soldiers and M23 rebels finally sign peace agreement

Congolese army

Newscast Media NAIROBI—According to Kenya’s Capital FM News, Democratic
Republic of Congo’s government and the M23 rebels signed declarations Thursday to
end bitter conflict in the east of the country, a document signed by Uganda’s
President Yoweri Museveni and Malawian President Joyce Banda read.

“The DR Congo government and M23 have respectively signed declarations” including
the “decision by M23 to end rebellion and transform itself into a legitimate political
party,” the document inked Thursday in Nairobi read.

DRC spokesman Lambert Mende said government and M23 leaders had signed three
documents at the State House in Nairobi. Provisions of the peace deal include the
dissolution of M23 as an armed group, as well as demobilization and a renunciation of
violence as a means of pursuing future claims, he said.