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DR Congo's M23 rebels reject call to leave Goma

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have rejected a call by regional leaders to withdraw from the main eastern city of Goma.

An M23 rebel group leader said their fighters would push ahead to seize more territory until President Joseph Kabila agreed to talks.

Mr Kabila and the Rwanda and Ugandan leaders have jointly appealed to the rebels to pull out of Goma.

About 500,000 people have been displaced by the rebellion since April.

Alex Jakana reports.

  • 22 Nov 2012