Eastern Congo ceasefire extended by two weeks -White House

(Reuters) – The parties to a ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have agreed to a two-week extension, White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said on Friday.

The ceasefire extension began on Thursday and will continue through Dec. 28, she said.

“The United States … will continue to use U.S. intelligence and diplomatic resources to monitor compliance to the ceasefire by armed forces and non-state armed groups,” she said in a statement.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by Jonathan Oatis)