Congolese children play on a military tank, abandoned by the M23 rebel fighters who surrendered in Kibumba, near the eastern town of Goma on Wednesday.  Photograph: Reuters/Kenny Katombe

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Children, displaced by fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels in Bunagana in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sit around a pot in a field with other displaced families in the Ugandan town of Bunagana, 491 km (305 miles) west of the capital Kampala, this week. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters
Congolese M23 rebels surrender
  • Africa
  • November 6, 2013, 01:01

Congolese rebels have surrendered after a 20-month uprising, offering the best hope of peace for years in the country’s war-ravaged east.The M23 rebel(...)

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