A crowd gathers around the body of a Congolese army soldier after M23 rebels took control of Goma in eastern Congo. Photo: EPA

UN says Rwanda and Uganda backed rebel takeover of Goma

The Rwandan military is commanding and supporting the rebel force that overtook a provincial capital in eastern Congo earlier this week, a United Nations report said.

Uganda is also providing more subtle, but nonetheless decisive backing to the M23 rebels, the report added.

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