Kinshasa - A statement issued by the mediators trying to
resolve the latest fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo says the two
sides have made "significant progress" since the talks in Uganda
began last week.
The statement issued on Tuesday by the talks facilitator in
Kampala, says the two sides agreed that 65% of the provisions in the 2009
accord have been implemented, while 35% haven't. They agreed to implement the
The M23 rebels are made up of fighters from a now-defunct
rebel group who signed a peace agreement with DRC in 2009. That deal paved the
way for the rebels to join the regular Congolese military. They defected in
2012, claiming the agreement was not properly implemented, and briefly seized
control of one of eastern DRC’s largest cities late last year.