DR Congo: Goma Sake and lives ruined

From Hamish In Auckland Fri Nov 23 2012, 18:24:00

The Star Online

Congo army fights back, rebels hold Goma

SAKE/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops fought back on Thursday against rebels who rejected calls from African leaders to quit the eastern city of Goma, captured earlier this week in a major upset and despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers.

Thousands of people fled the area of clashes around the town of Sake, as M23 rebel fighters rushed from Goma to reinforce their positions against an army counter-offensive.

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