South Sudan: South Sudanese troops join regional force in east Democratic Republic of the Congo
South Sudanese soldiers arrived in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, an AFP journalist saw, joining a regional military force in the region wracked by the M23 rebellion.
At least 45 soldiers touched down in the city of Goma in the late morning, with further contingents expected to arrive at later dates.
The South Sudanese soldiers are part of the seven-nation East African Community (EAC) military force, which was created last June to stabilise eastern DRC.
Much of the region is plagued by dozens of armed groups, a legacy of regional wars that flared in the 1990s and 2000s.