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  • A soldier from the M23 rebel group looks on as thousands of Congolese people listen during an M23 rally, in Goma, eastern Congo, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Thousands of Congolese soldiers and policemen defected to the M23 rebels Wednesday, as rebel leaders vowed to take control of all Congo, including the capital Kinshasa. The rebels organized a rally at Goma's Stadium of Volcanoes after seizing control of the strategic city in eastern Congo Tuesday.

    The highly anticipated report says the Rwandan military is commanding and supporting the rebel force that overtook a major city in eastern Congo this week.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
  • Council demanded rebels withdraw from Goma, disarm and disband, and insisted on the restoration of the crumbling Congolese government's authority in the troubled East.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
  • A Congolese soldier at the last Congolese army check point in Munigi where fighting between the M23 and the Congolese army has been taking place in the past days near Goma, Congo, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

    A rebel group seized the strategic, provincial capital of Goma in eastern Congo, in a development that threatens to spark a new, regional war.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 3:30 AM EST