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On Tuesday, a government spokesman in Uganda confirmed that Congolese President Joseph Kabila had arrived on an unofficial visit in order to hold private talks with Mr. Museveni. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to divulge the information.

M23 rebel spokesman Col. Vianney Kazarama confirmed that they had taken the airport and the city. “We are now inside the city of Goma,” he said.