Sunday, November 2, 2008

Congo aid 'to cross front line'

The UN is to send a convoy of food and medical supplies to help the 250,000 people displaced by recent fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The convoy is to leave the city of Goma and move into territory controlled by renegade Gen Laurent Nkunda's forces.

The UK and French foreign ministers, David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, are in Rwanda for talks with President Paul Kagame aimed at ending the crisis.

They earlier met DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa.

DR Congo accuses Rwanda of backing the rebels, but both presidents have agreed to attend a regional summit on the situation in the coming weeks.

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