Restoration of peace in North Kivu hangs in balance after Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo refused a political dialogue with the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels.
Speaking in Kinshasa last evening after meeting the Swiss President, Alain Berset about the security and humanitarian crisis in the Eastern of DRC, Tshisekedi ruled out dialogue with M23 rebels.
Tshisekedi claimed that M23 takes the advantage of the dialogues to infiltrate government security and justify the attacks.
Tshisekedi also hinted that once Angola troops arrive in North Kivu, troops under East African Community Regional Force may be asked to withdraw.
Lawrence Kanyuka, the M23 Political Spokesperson said that as long as there is no Direct Political Dialogue between the M23 and the Kinshasa Government, there will also be no disarmament, or demobilization. END