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.
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.
Amid a humanitarian crisis in DR Congo, vast areas near Virunga National Park have come under M23 rebel control, leading to deforestation, poaching and illicit farming.
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.
Top US diplomat Blinken meets with Democratic Republic of Congo's leader Tshisekedi in Washington during US-Africa Summit and calls on Kigali "to use its influence with M23" to encourage the rebel withdrawal.
African leaders declare a ceasefire and say the M23 rebels must withdraw from occupied territory or face intervention, but protesters say the deal does not tackle Rwanda's alleged backing of the group.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame agrees to assist Kenya's ex-leader Uhuru Kenyatta in urging M23 rebels to drop weapons and withdraw from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Warplanes of Democratic Republic of Congo hit rebel positions in Kibumbaby town of eastern North Kivu province, as rebels push closer toward main Goma city, locals and officials say.
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.
Luanda is hosting foreign ministers of both African neighbours in bid to de-escalate tensions sparked by rise of M23 rebels menacing eastern DRC.
Kenya will command the joint regional force, which will also include soldiers from Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan.
Kinshasa gives Vincent Karenga 48 hours to leave the country in retaliation for Kigali's alleged support for rebels fighting in east of Democratic Republic of Congo.
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