DR Congo rebels, govt to start talks Friday: Uganda

AFP
December 6, 2012
Government policemen walk past the runway at Goma airport during a visit by DR Congo's interior minister
<p>DR Congolese government policemen walk alongside the runway at the airport in Goma, eastern DR Congo, during a visit by the interior minister on December 4, 2012. Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo will start talks with Kinshasa's government in Kampala on Friday, a Ugandan official said.</p>

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo will start talks with Kinshasa's government in Kampala on Friday, a Ugandan official said.

"Delegations from the DRC government and M23 (rebels) shall begin preliminary meetings tomorrow," Ugandan government spokesman Fred Opolot told reporters Thursday, adding the talks were "to resolve the conflict in eastern DRC."