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UN Seeks Surveillance Drones for Eastern Congo

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations peacekeepers are asking the Security Council to support the use of surveillance drones in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous appealed to the council in a closed-door session Tuesday, seeking the drones to help the more than 17,000 peacekeepers in the country. Rebels briefly took control of the […]

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Congo Peace Talks Continue After Boycott

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The foreign minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for the “neutralization” of M-23 rebels after a day of contentious peace talks in Kampala. Delegations from the government and from the rebel forces met Tuesday after the rebels boycotted the talks on Monday. Afterward, Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda called the rebel movement “a […]

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Congolese Peace Talks Falter

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Peace talks between Congo’s government and rebels faltered Monday when rebels did not show up for the second day of negotiations. The delegation from the M23 rebel group stayed in their hotel in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. They did not say whether or not they would show up for the talks on Tuesday. The negotiations […]

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DR Congo Government, Rebels Start Talks

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Peace talks have started between rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congolese government officials. Sunday’s negotiations, in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, got off to a tense start with M23 rebel representative Francois Ruchongoza blaming the country’s conflict on poor governance. Congo Foreign Affairs Minister Raymond Tshibanda, who is representing the government, protested the […]

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DRC Gov’t, Rebels to Begin Talks Friday

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo will open talks with the Congolese government Friday in Uganda. Ugandan spokesman Fred Opolot says delegations from the Congolese government and rebel group M23 will begin preliminary meetings in Kampala aimed at resolving their conflict. He says the talks will focus on ground rules for future meetings and […]

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Congolese Troops Enter Goma Following Rebel Pullout

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo troops have returned to the eastern city of Goma, although rebels who occupied the city for nearly two weeks remain close by. Rebels are threatening to retake the town if Congo’s government goes back on a promise to hold negotiations with them. M23 rebels were to withdraw 20 kilometers from the […]

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Congolese Troops Enter Goma Following Rebel Pullout

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo troops have returned to the eastern city of Goma, although rebels who occupied the city for nearly two weeks remain close by. Reports from the area say about 600 army troops entered Goma Monday, while government officials also started to return. The M23 rebel group pulled out of the city on […]

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Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport Friday, killing at least 30 people. The victims include all six crew members of the Soviet-era cargo plane, as well as local people killed when the plane skidded off the runway and plowed into a residential area. Armenia’s […]

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Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say at least 30 people were killed when a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport on Friday. The victims included all six crew members of the Soviet-era cargo plane, as well as local people who were killed when the plane skidded off the runway and ploughed […]

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Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say at least 30 people were killed when a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport on Friday. Rescuers said Saturday that the victims included all six crew members of the Soviet-era plane, a four-engine jet freighter . It went down while trying to land at the […]

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