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Church leaders join peace talks in Congo: CEN 1.16.08 January 16, 2008

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of the Congo, Church of England Newspaper, Politics.
All-party peace talks have begun in the Congo to seek an end to the civil wars that have plagued the Eastern Congo since the downfall of President Joseph Mobutu.

Over 800 delegates representing the spectrum of political and social life of the Eastern Congo have gathered in Goma on Jan 9 for the eight day conference.

Representatives of the government in Kinshasa, the army, rebels loyal to General Laurent Nkunda, Hutu Interahamwe militants exiled from Rwanda following the 1994 genocide, and various militias known as Mayi Mayi are meeting with Church and tribal leaders, as well as foreign NGOs to broker a peace agreement for the region.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Church leaders join peace talks in Congo
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