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Congo’s M23 Rebels Plan to Take Trading Hub Goma, UN Report Says

  • Rebels want amnesty, return of assets, political positions
  • Congo President says M23 rebels are a “cover” for Rwanda
Congolese policemen clash with demonstrators in Goma on June 15.

Congolese policemen clash with demonstrators in Goma on June 15.

Photographer: Michel Lunanga/AFP/Getty Images

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M23 rebels plan to take over the trading hub of Goma on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s border with Rwanda to force negotiations with the Congolese government, according to a report by a United Nations independent group of experts published Friday.