Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Congo: UN security council condemns Goma takeover by M23 rebels

The United Nations security council has unanimously condemned the seizure of the Congolese city of Goma and asked the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to report on what external support the rebels have received.

Diplomats at the United Nations and regional mediators in Central Africa sought on Wednesday night to ward off a deeper conflict after rebels widely believed to be backed by Rwanda captured the eastern Congolese city.

Uganda's president is trying to broker a meeting between the leaders of Congo and Rwanda in Kampala.