DR Congo Stops Traders From Rebel Held Town

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The military authorities in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have banned anyone from importing or exporting goods via a town on the Ugandan border that was recently seized by rebels.

The military governor of North Kivu province said anyone trading through Bunagana town would be considered a collaborator with the M23 rebel group.

The rebels recently seized Bunagana after launching their biggest offensive in a decade.

East African leaders have agreed to deploy a regional military force to eastern Congo to counter various rebel groups.

The Congolese government has accused Rwanda of backing the M23 rebels. The Kigali government has denied this.

 

BBC/CO

 

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