M23 Resurgence: Fighting Resumes in DRC Near Ugandan Border 

Intense fighting has resumed this Wednesday between DR Congo soldiers and M23 rebels. 

The battles are taking place in Eastern ​​DR Congo near the border with Uganda. 

Locals told ChimpReports that fighting is underway in Runyoni, Kinyamahura, Kanombe and Jomba in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province.

The fighting comes on the back of a planned security meeting in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss M23’s grievances. 

The M23 last week announced a ceasefire, following a deadly offensive in Eastern DRC, where scores of people were killed and thousands forced to flee.

Major Willy Ngoma, the M23 Spokesperson said the rebel group had decided to halt the fight to allow talks with the DRC government.

The meeting is expected to be graced by Presidents Yoweri Museveni, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and DRC leader, Felix Tshisekedi. 

This investigative website is yet to establish if it’s the DR Congo forces who attacked M23 positions this morning. 

Uganda Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga earlier this week said DRC forces were planning to attack rebel positions in the South Eastern parts of the country which requires Uganda to be prepared for the after effects.

“The situation has not fully normalized in Bunagana due to additional deployments by FARDC,” said Enanga on Monday.

“They have intentions of attacking rebel positions in Bunagana but our teams are on standby and in close coordination with the UNHCR, office of the Prime Minister, Red Cross among others.”

The M23 rebel movement is led by Gen Sultani Makenga, who had fled to Uganda in the wake of the defeat by a coalition of forces from South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania. 

In 2017, Makenga fled back to DR Congo where he is said to be commanding operations against government forces. 

DR Congo last week accused Rwanda of funding the insurgents, a claim Kigali vehemently denied. 

The fighting near the Ugandan border saw a massive influx of troubled refugees and triggering insecurity in the region.

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