DRC rebel leader heads to Uganda for talks


Sultani Makenga, leader of the M23 armed group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has travelled to the to the Ugandan capital Kampala for talks at the invitation of the head of the Ugandan military, according to a spokesman. The rebels captured Goma, the main city in DRC’s east, last week and took the key town of Sake 20km to the west the next day. “General Makenga Sultani is travelling to Kampala to meet the other chief of staff,” Amani Kabasha, an M23 spokesman, told Al Jazeera on Monday. Joseph Kabila, DRC president, met M23 for the first time at the weekend after a summit in Kampala where regional leaders gave the rebels two days to leave Goma, which the rebels seized last week after UN-backed government troops melted away.