1. Crisis

    African Leaders Call Congo Summit

    M23 rebel soldiers stand guard at the former Congolese army headquarters in Goma, on November 23, 2012, after it was abandoned by fleeing Congolese army soldiers. The M23 rebel group, army mutineers who took the regional capital Goma on November 20 and the key town of Sake the next day, appeared to halt their rampant advance just south of Sake after battles with government forces and an allied local militia, a United Nations source told AFP. Thousands of people were fleeing Sake heading east toward Goma, and the local head of a relief agency reported numerous casualties. AFP PHOTO / Tony KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A group of leaders in the Great Lakes region of eastern Africa is meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday to seek an end to ongoing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The group has met several times in recent months to solve the crisis brought on by rebel group M23, which has taken over one city and has its eye on the rest of the region. There is rampant speculation about whether M23 receives support from neighboring Rwanda. The president of Rwanda will not be attending the summit in Uganda, and will instead meet with the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo separately.

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