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UN demands end to foreign aid to Congo rebels

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The UN Security Council demanded an end to foreign support for rebels closing on a provincial capital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 

M23 rebels patrol in Rangira, near Rutshuru, in the Democratic Republic of Congo in October. The UN Security Council demanded an end to foreign support for rebels closing on a provincial capital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

With M23 rebels less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Goma, the main city in the mineral-rich region, UN leader Ban Ki-moon appealed to Rwanda's President Paul Kagame to "use his influence on M23," said UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous.

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