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goma update

CNDP rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire "to avoid panicking the population of Goma."

It's apparently a bit too late for that. Goma was quiet early today, but apparently experienced what one observer called a "stampede" of IDP's and soldiers later on.

What does all this mean? Basically, the CNDP is closing in on Goma, and can probably take it, especially if Rwandan troops are involved. All it will take is one Tutsi civilian being killed in Goma. That gives CNDP and Rwanda their excuse.


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