Congo cool over pact with rebel group
12 March 2013, 10:37
Goma - The spokesperson for the Democratic Republic of Congo's government, says it
will likely not sign a peace agreement with the M23 rebel group by a deadline
agreed upon by the two sides.
Lambert Mende said on Monday there is no telling whether
an accord would be signed by Friday – the 15 March deadline - because the
government no longer has a clear counterpart after M23 split into two factions.
The M23 rebels overran the city of Goma last November.
Two weeks ago, the group splintered following a
The factions have been fighting each other ever since.
Fighters from both sides said that they fought early on Monday
in the Rumangabo area, north of the provincial capital Goma.