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The Africa Report: 22 October

EWN’s Africa correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish reports on the day’s top African news

Head of the M23 rebel military forces in DRC Brigadier-General Sultani Makenga. Picture: AFP.

TALKS WITH DRC REBELS STALL

Peace talks between government and rebel forces in the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo have again halted.

Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region and former Irish president Mary Robinson delivered a report to the United Nations Security Council outlining the problem areas.

Government and the M23 rebels had agreed on eight of the 12 articles.

The peace talks stalled on matters of amnesty, disarmament, and the integration of M23 rebel forces.

The peace talks, which began in early October, are being held in Kampala, Uganda.

CCTV FOOTAGE SHOWS KENYAN TROOPS LOOTING WESTGATE MALL

Security camera footage has revealed Kenyan soldiers looting stores in the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

Following the September attacks on the upmarket Nairobi mall, Kenyan soldiers are seen on CCTV footage walking out of stores with filled shopping bags.

Residents in the country's capital have explained that following al-Shabaab's attack on the mall, gunshots and explosions were heard which they argue were soldiers trying to open safes and cash registers.

Additionally, the residents argue that the August fire at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was the work of the national police.

RENAMO BREAKS MOZAMBIQUE PEACE ACCORD

Renamo, the Mozambican opposition party, have announced the cessation of their 1992 peace accord with the ruling Frelimo.

Following a capture of a Renamo jungle base, the opposition party claim government forces attacked their leader Afonso Dhlakama.

Prior to the attack, Renamo continuously voiced its frustration with the current voters roll and a system they claim is too heavily weighed up in Frelimo's favour.

There is fear that the end of the 21-year peace accord will renew the level of violence that claimed more than one million lives during Mozambique's 16-year civil war.