Francis demands foreign interests stop carving up Democratic Republic of the Congo for their own interests and acknowledge their role in economic "enslavement" of Congolese people.
The attacks come a week after militants linked to Daesh killed at least 23 people in a raid on an eastern village in the central African country.
Tutsi-led rebels take over Kitshanga town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in reinvigorated offensive but army says "genocidal forces" are being lured deep into the area to avoid civilian casualties.
Regional instruments 'can help establish facts, clear up misunderstandings,' says UN envoy.
Rwandan forces fire at fighter jet from Democratic Republic of Congo that it says had violated its airspace, prompting Kinshasa to accuse Kigali of "an act of war."
Kigali says Kinshasa is trying to "sabotage or abandon" deal to "perpetuate conflict" as DRC's top diplomat blames M23 and Rwanda of "failing" to uphold peace deal.
Graves containing at least 49 bodies found in northeastern Ituri province, near Uganda border, after attacks blamed on CODECO militants, says UN.
"They're simply moving around [and] redeploying elsewhere," says President Felix Tshisekedi at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, accusing neighbouring Rwanda of supporting Tutsi-led group.
Taken over by Tutsi-led M23 rebels two months ago, Rumangabo base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo will be overseen by Kenyan forces deployed by regional bloc East African Community.
Kigali must stop supporting M23 and use all means to press Tutsi rebel group to comply with decisions taken by East African Community and at a recent summit in Angola, says EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
Democratic Republic of Congo's army says handover of Kibumba town near eastern Goma city to regional African force, is meant to distract locals and global community, adding rebels are reinforcing their positions elsewhere.
Regional African force and rebels announce start of M23 withdrawal from areas near Goma, provincial capital of North Kivu, near border with Rwanda and Uganda.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2023 TRT World.