Peace talks with Congo rebels expected to begin this week

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Peace talks are set to begin this week between the Congolese government and eastern rebels in Kampala, Uganda, Chicago Tribune reports.

The peace talks will begin after the rebels, known as March 23 or M23, withdrew from Goma, a principle city of the Democratic Republic of Congo that the rebels had captured this month.

The eight-month-long battle between the rebels and the government is the worst conflict the government have faced in years and officials fear the conflict developing into a war.

More than 100,000 people have been displaced by the recent fighting, urging officials to patrol the streets and ports to unsure a safe influx of humanitarian aid.

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