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US pressure on Rwanda key to ending DR Congo rebellion

Boys hold a placard supporting Democratic Republic of Congo's FARDC regular army during a demonstration organised by the Nyiragongo civil society in Kibumba on November 7, 2013The United States exerted key pressure on Rwanda to halt its support for M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seeking to end the latest conflict in the Great Lakes region of Africa. An offensive this week by Congolese soldiers backed by UN troops defeated the M23 rebels, who launched an uprising in the mineral-rich east of the country in early 2012.