DR Congo peace talks with rebels delayed

Peace talks between the Democratic Republic of Congo government and rebel groups that were scheduled to begin on Monday in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have been postponed.

Organisers of the third Inter-Congolese peace dialogue say they are trying to build a conducive environment for the talks – which bring together the government and armed groups operating in eastern DR Congo.

Meanwhile Kenya’s President William Ruto is currently in the DR Congo for bilateral talks with President Félix Tshisekedi.

Kenya is playing a crucial role as a member of the East African Community in support of the Nairobi Peace Process.

On Monday, clashes resumed in Rutshuru territory, towards Masisi, North Kivu Province in the east of the country. Hundreds more people have been displaced.

Kenya’s former President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is the lead negotiator, says he had a call with Rwanda’s Paul Kagame who agreed to talk to M23 about them laying down their weapons.

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