In November 2012, it took the M23 lower than 5 days to seize Goma. That was 10 years in the past, virtually to the day. Energetic within the East once more since November 2021, are the rebels hoping to retake the provincial capital of North Kivu, which they conquered on the time with out a lot issue?
In any case, they’re getting nearer. On 15 November, the entrance line was established barely 17km from town.
Congolese authorities are taking the risk severely, satisfied that they’re being prevented from responding to the “aggression”. Their goal – aside from Rwanda, which they’ve accused for months of supporting the M23 – the United Nations.