Reports by Human Rights Watch as well as by the U.N. Group of Experts indicates that the M23, like the CNDP before them, are being actively supported by Rwanda, which is providing arms, logistical help and even soldiers. Over the weekend, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, to ask him to intervene and stop the offensive, according to a statement issued at U.N headquarters in New York.
• Callimachi contributed from Dakar, Senegal. Associated Press writer Saleh Mwanamilongo contributed to this report from Kinshasa, Congo.
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