DR Congo's M23 rebels warn of new conflict risk

M23 soldiers keep guard during the inauguration of newly elected Bertrand Bisimwa as M23 political wing president in Bunagana on March 7, 2013The leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s defeated M23 rebels has warned of the possibility of renewed conflict, signalling mounting frustrations among the group’s confined-to-camp fighters. The rebels’ 18-month war, during in which they briefly seized the key town of Goma, capital of mineral rich North Kivu province, was brought to an end a year ago by government troops and UN peacekeepers, with fighters fleeing into neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda. Today, the security situation in the country has completely deteriorated,” he told AFP in an interview in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

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