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Congo peace talks elusive as Kinshasa, rebels dig in

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Congolese rebels rejected demands by regional governments to pull out of the eastern city of Goma to allow for peace talks aimed at preventing a wider conflict and halting a spiralling humanitarian catastrophe. 

Democratic Republic of Congo government soldiers ride on a truck, on November 25, 2012 in Minova, 70 kilometres south of Goma. Congolese rebels have rejected demands to pull out of the eastern city of Goma to allow for peace talks amid a spiralling humanitarian catastrophe.

Less than a week after the M23's capture of the regional capital Goma sparked international fears of yet another large-scale war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, neither side was willing to make the first move.

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