Africa

M23 Rebels Still in Goma

Defying ultimatum because of "logistical reasons"

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GOMA, Congo (AP) — Rebels in Congo believed to be backed by Rwanda delayed their departure Friday from the key eastern city of Goma by 48 hours for "logistical reasons," defying for a second time an ultimatum set by the international community.

It raises the possibility that the rebels don't intend to leave the city they seized last week, giving credence to a United Nations Group of Experts report which argues that neighboring Rwanda is using the rebels as a proxy to annex territory in mineral-rich eastern Congo.

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