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DR Congo fighting continues

Published:Friday | November 7, 2008 | 2:33 PM

More fighting has broken out between rebels and government troops in DR Congo, even as African leaders and United Nation chief Ban Ki-moon begin crisis talks.

Rebels have been fighting government troops in eastern Congo since August.

DR Congo has accused UN peacekeepers of failing to stop rebels from killing civilians in the east of the country.

Mr. Ban is meeting DR Congo leader Joseph Kabila and Rwandan leader Paul Kagame, with the hope of reviving a peace deal, which was signed in January.

The summit in Nairobi is also aimed at devising ways to avoid the fighting from escalating into a regional conflict.