Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has successfully negotiated a ceasefire in Eastern DRC where the country’s government forces (FARDC) have been facing off with the M23 Rebel group.
African leaders declared a cessation of hostilities after Mr. Kenyatta led talks in the Angolan capital Luanda, with the aim of ending fighting between Congolese troops and M23 rebels.
An agreement was reached for an “immediate ceasefire” in the DRC at 6 pm (17:00 GMT) today, Friday.
The East African regional force is on high alert to intervene against the M23 fighters in case of non-compliance.
The statement on the cessation of hostilities was signed by the leaders of DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Angola, and by former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the chief mediator.