Congolese soldiers and rebels battled for hours over the eastern town of Sake on Thursday, forcing thousands of people to run as militants seeking to overthrow the government vowed to push ahead despite mounting international pressure. Meanwhile, the leader of the rebel group known as M23 went to neighboring Uganda where emergency talks were held this week between the presidents of Congo and its neighbors,Uganda and Rwanda.
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