AFRICA/DR CONGO - The ultimatum of the Military Adviser of the President to former M23 who have returned from Uganda

Monday, 23 January 2017 armed groups  

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - "CEPADHO appreciates the firmness and the opportunity of general Olenga's message of ultimatum to former members of the M23 to surrender to the Congolese armed forces (FARDC)". This is what was said in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides by CEPADHO (Study Centre for the Promotion of peace, of democracy and human rights), an NGO of North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
General François Olenga, military adviser to the President of the DRC, during his recent visit to Goma, ordered the surrender of former M23 fighters who fled from Uganda and which, it is feared, have returned to the DRC to start a new war.
"Our organization - says the statement of CEPADHO - hopes this very reassuring message is the final warning to former M23, whose recurrence is flagrant".
"CEPADHO recalls the need that the ICGLR (International Conference for the Great Lakes), SADC (Southern African Development Community) and the UN take compelling measures against Uganda and Rwanda, which continues to host former M23 in violation of the framework Agreement of Addis Ababa, threatening the peace and security of the DRC".
The Addis Ababa agreements were signed on February 24, 2013 with the aim of putting an end to the bloody guerrilla of the M23. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 23/01/2017)


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