Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi troops conducted an anti-insurgent operation in Congo's eastern region and "neutralised" about 40 Burundian rebels.
The seven-nation East African Community asks warring parties in Democratic Republic of the Congo to cease fighting and says it will hold peace talks in Kenya's capital to prevent further clashes.
Opponents of proposal to deploy regional peacekeepers point to chequered history that some of Democratic Republic of Congo's neighbours have in the war-torn east of the country.
Six-nations of the East African Community (EAC), including Uganda, plan to ban imports of used clothes in the next two years to create domestic demand for locally made textiles.
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