The Lusaka summit scheduled to open today (Monday) to seek a truce in the DRC conflict has been postponed. According to media reports at the weekend, the meeting ran aground over the issue of rebel participation. South Africa insisted last week that the talks, at which ceasefire details were to have been agreed, only made sense if representatives of the rebel Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD) attended. DRC President Laurent Desire-Kabila refused to meet with the rebels.
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