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African Union Urges Cease-Fire in Congo Fight With Rebels

  • AU expresses concern over deteriorating Congo security
  • Peace talks are set to take place in Kenya this week
A Congolese army carrying troops heads towards the area surrounding Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. 

A Congolese army carrying troops heads towards the area surrounding Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Photographer: Arlette Bashizi/AFP/Getty Images
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The African Union called for a cease-fire in Democratic Republic of Congo’s fight against the M23 rebel movement before peace talks scheduled for this week. 

More than 186,000 people have fled fighting since March between Congo’s army and the rebels, who Congo and United Nations experts say are backed by neighboring Rwanda. The Rwandan government denies the accusation.