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  1. Congo’s M23 Rebels Sign Peace Declaration

    A brutal conflict that has killed millions and displaced millions more during two decades of fighting is slowing, slightly. Eastern DR Congo’s M23 rebels started peace talks back in October after several crushing defeats, but a deal had been difficult to reach. Formerly a part of the DRC’s military, the members of M23 mutinied last year over allegations that the DRC failed to honor a peace deal from 2009. This latest peace agreement aims to end the fighting, but does not provide immunity to the rebels — or address the other 30-plus rebel groups operating in the eastern DRC.

    Source: BBC

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