To resolve the ongoing violence, the leaders of the DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, and Angola gathered in Luanda on Wednesday.
A cease-fire was reached, and it became effective at 16:00 GMT on Friday. However, there was no M23 person present at the discussions. After clashes on Friday between the Congolese army and M23 rebels, there has been a pause in warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as the armed group has tentatively agreed to a truce. However, despite pleas from East African governments to disarm and leave the territory, they have seized, M23, which is undertaking its most serious attack in eastern DRC since 2012, has resisted these requests. They also want to communicate directly with the Kinshasa administration. M23 leader Bertrand Bisimwa thanked local authorities for assisting in securing a peaceful resolution to the dispute in a statement released on Friday.