The rebel group that fought the government of the Democratic Rrepublic of Congo for nearly two years said recently it would disarm. In a statement on the Facebook page for M23, leader Bertrand Bisimwa said, the group would immediately end its rebellion and “pursue, by purely political means, a search for solutions to the profound issues that led to its creation.”
The move came a day after the group and the Congolese government agreed to a ceasefire, during talks in South Africa. The Congolese government called the move a “step in the right direction” which came after rebel forces were defeated in their last strongholds by Congolese army and security forces.
The U.N in its statement said, about 3,624 refugees have been transported from the border to the Nyakabande transit center. Tthe reported further cited many of the refugees are suffering from dehydration and diarrhea.