"There are no good guys in this conflict," writes GlobalPost's Tristan McConnell.
"Congo’s government, described universally as self-serving and inept, created the vacuum that M23 and its Rwandan sponsors are filling. The United Nations has accused Rwanda of fueling the war through its greed and ethnic self-protection, an instinct born out of the trauma of the 1994 genocide. The United Nations also believes Uganda — which is playing the role of regional mediator — is supporting the rebels."
It's the civilians who bear the brunt of the violence. They say all they want is peace.
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