As had been the case in Kibumba two weeks earlier, the ceremony for the withdrawal of the M23 from Rumangabo looked like an official event. Delayed in order to allow press access to the location, the state recovery of this strategic location, previously in rebel hands since 29 October, took place in the presence of the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF), the only force that has been capable of regaining control of the area.
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