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Congo’s Kabila in Rwanda as Rebel Attacks Roil Mineral Region

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda pledged greater intelligence cooperation amid an upsurge in rebel attacks in the east of Africa’s biggest copper producer.

Conglese President Joseph Kabila met his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, in the western Rwandan town of Rubavu on Friday. Both sides “hailed the progress made in line with eradicating negative forces” and discussed the “timely sharing of intelligence,” Rwanda’s presidency said in a statement on its Twitter account. The talks also covered plans to extract methane gas in Lake Kivu, with a joint technical team due to begin work before the end of the month, it said.