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."
"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.
The UN Security Council maintained the arms embargo on all nongovernmental entities and individuals operating in the territory of the DRC.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame who is in Washington for US-Africa summit distances his country from mounting bloodshed in Democratic Republic of Congo's east, disavowed any link to actions of M23 rebels there.
Fresh violence outside Bwiza, some 40 km north of provincial capital Goma, sends locals fleeing for life and brings neighbouring town of Kitchanga to standstill, AFP reports.
The claim of Rwanda's support for the M23 rebel group, repeatedly made by the US and supported by independent UN experts, has been refuted by Kigali.
Peace marches organised by the Catholic Church took place across the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest violence in the country's east, days after an alleged massacre of civilians.
Fighting between Mai-Mai militias supported by FDLR Hutu rebels and powerful M23 rebels led to killings of more than 100 civilians, say witnesses and lawmakers of Kishishe in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The period of mourning began after DRC's government accused the M23 militia –– with whom it is locked in a months-long conflict –– of slaughtering "more than 100" people at Kishishe, north of Goma city.
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