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Congolese flees the eastern Congolese town of Sake, 27km west of Goma on Nov. 23 2012. Thousands fled the M23 controlled town as platoons of rebels were making their way across the hills from Sake to the next major town of Minova, where the Congolese army was believed to be regrouping. The militants seeking to overthrow the government vowed to push forward despite mounting international pressure. Fearing more fighting, thousands of people, clutching children and belongings, were on the move around the lake on Friday, trudging along the road towards Goma from Sake.
[Credit : Jerome Delay/AP]

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Congolese flees the eastern Congolese town of Sake, 27km west of Goma on Nov. 23 2012. Thousands fled the M23 controlled town as platoons of rebels were making their way across the hills from Sake to the next major town of Minova, where the Congolese army was believed to be regrouping. The militants seeking to overthrow the government vowed to push forward despite mounting international pressure. Fearing more fighting, thousands of people, clutching children and belongings, were on the move around the lake on Friday, trudging along the road towards Goma from Sake.

[Credit : Jerome Delay/AP]

A woman injured in recent fighting between rebel M23 soldiers and Congolese government soldiers at the Heal Africa Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (November 2012)
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A woman injured in recent fighting between rebel M23 soldiers and Congolese government soldiers at the Heal Africa Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (November 2012)

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An M23 rebel soldier patrols the town of Sake, Democratic Republic of Congo, which was seized days before. The town was deserted after its capture, but people are slowly returning. 
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Displaced families find shelter at Don Bosco Orphanage in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, two days after M23 rebels claimed control of the city. [November 2012]
You say the littlest thing and they disappear you.
An unemployed man named Luke speaking about rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are, according to the New York Times, “going house to house arresting people, many of whom have not been seen again by their families.”  Read the full story at “As Rebels Gain, Congo Again Slips Into Chaos” - NYTimes.com
You say the littlest thing and they disappear you.
An unemployed man named Luke speaking about rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are, according to the New York Times, “going house to house arresting people, many of whom have not been seen again by their families.”  Read the full story at “As Rebels Gain, Congo Again Slips Into Chaos” - NYTimes.com
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A displaced Congolese family stands at the top of a hill overlooking Sake and Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on November 23, 2012. Tensions were high in the area after M23 repelled an attack by goverment troops yesterday, causing tens of thousands to flee the area around Sake.
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A displaced Congolese family stands at the top of a hill overlooking Sake and Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on November 23, 2012. Tensions were high in the area after M23 repelled an attack by goverment troops yesterday, causing tens of thousands to flee the area around Sake.

[Credit : Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images]

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Congolese flees the eastern Congolese town of Sake, 27km west of Goma on Nov. 23 2012. Thousands fled the M23 controlled town as platoons of rebels were making their way across the hills from Sake to the next major town of Minova, where the Congolese army was believed to be regrouping. The militants seeking to overthrow the government vowed to push forward despite mounting international pressure. Fearing more fighting, thousands of people, clutching children and belongings, were on the move around the lake on Friday, trudging along the road towards Goma from Sake.
[Credit : Jerome Delay/AP]

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Congolese flees the eastern Congolese town of Sake, 27km west of Goma on Nov. 23 2012. Thousands fled the M23 controlled town as platoons of rebels were making their way across the hills from Sake to the next major town of Minova, where the Congolese army was believed to be regrouping. The militants seeking to overthrow the government vowed to push forward despite mounting international pressure. Fearing more fighting, thousands of people, clutching children and belongings, were on the move around the lake on Friday, trudging along the road towards Goma from Sake.

[Credit : Jerome Delay/AP]

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Congolese cross the deserted market as they flee after Congolese soldiers and rebel fighters battled for hours over the eastern Congolese town of Sake, 27 kilometers west of Goma on Nov. 22, 2012. (More)
The M23 rebels have been blamed for hundreds of deaths since the former army soldiers mutinied in April, unhappy with the outcome of a 2009 peace deal that integrated them into the regular army. One of their leaders is Bosco Ntaganda, a former army general nicknamed the “Terminator” who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The UN has accused neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda of backing the rebels, charges that both countries deny. Two wars that shook the country between 1996 and 1997 and then again from 1998 to 2002 both began in the Kivu region, with Rwanda and Uganda playing active or behind-the-scenes roles in much of the fighting.
Since 1998 more than three million people are estimated to have died from combat, disease and hunger and 1.6 million have been left homeless. The former Belgian colony, known as Zaire under the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, who was toppled in 1997, remains one of the world’s least developed countries despite its mineral wealth.
[Credit : Jerome Delay/AP]
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Thousands of Congolese flee the town of Sake, 26km west of Goma, following fresh fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo town on November 22, 2012. The rebel militia M23 – widely believed to be backed by Rwanda – holds the major city of Goma but was taken by surprise on Thursday in the village of Sake, 26km away, when government soldiers launched a counter-offensive, opening fire from surrounding hills. A humanitarian crisis is looming in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, aid agencies have warned, after another day of fighting sent thousands of people fleeing for safety. 
[Credit : Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images]