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    Leaders tell DR Congo rebels to 'stop war'

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Regional leaders have called on Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group M23 to end hostilities and leave a key eastern town they seized in a rampant advance that has sparked fears of a wider conflict.

    The meeting of east African heads of state went forward without a key player - Rwandan President Paul Kagame, whose country the United Nations accuses of backing the rebels - and wrapped up after less than an hour.

    Al Jazeera's correspondents report.