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    DR Congo rebels ready to disarm

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebel group has declared an end to its 20-month rebellion, saying it is ready to disarm and demobilise troops and pursue a political solution to end the crisis in the east of the country.
    The M23 declaration was issued hours after government forces drove the rebel fighters out of their last two strongholds at around 3am local time (00:00 GMT) on Tuesday.
    African leaders had urged the group to renounce their rebellion to allow the signing of a peace agreement with DRC President Joseph Kabila's government.