An agreement has been struck which could mean the adoption of a ceasefire in the violence-torn east of DR Congo as soon as late Friday. The AFP news agency reports that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi had been meeting Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta in Luanda on Wednesday as tensions soared between the neighbours amid bloody militia violence on their border. The terms of the deal also include the demand for “the immediate withdrawal of M23 rebels from the occupied areas”. Rwandan President Paul Kagame was not in attendance at the talks for reasons that were not immediately clear.