In order to put an end to the bloodshed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, regional leaders from East Africa are meeting in Kenya.
Former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, a mediator, pleaded with all parties to give peace a chance in his opening remarks.
Following fierce combat between the DR Congo’s army and the M23 rebel group in the province of North Kivu, regional officials decided on a truce last week.
Over the weekend, it was said that everything was tranquil.
The rebels were not invited to the most recent discussions in Kenya, according to a spokesman for the rebels.
The DR Congo’s government has charged Rwanda with supporting the organization, which Kigali has refuted.