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Sunday, 27 January, 2002, 12:54 GMT
Congo peace envoy in Goma

The former President of Botswana, Ketumile Masire, who is mediating in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has arrived in Goma, the headquarters of the main rebel movement, the RCD.

Mr Masire said he had come to commiserate with residents of the town, who are recovering from the effects of the massive eruption of the nearby Mount Nyiragongo volcano more than a week ago.

He added that he would also discuss the peace process with officials from the RCD.

The civil war in the Congo broke out in 1998 and drew in five other countries, backing either the rebels or the government against one another.

A ceasefire has been negotiated as part of a peace agreement two years ago.

More talks are scheduled to begin next month in South Africa.

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