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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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Rwanda’s Military Battles Hutu Rebels

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Rwandan military officials say Hutu extremists based in eastern Congo crossed into Rwanda on Tuesday and launched attacks on villages near the border. A military spokesman blamed the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda for the attack, which led to clashes with Rwandan military forces. Reuters news agency reports the FDLR, which opposes […]

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Rwanda’s Military Battles Hutu Rebels

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rwandan military officials say Hutu extremists based in eastern Congo crossed into Rwanda on Tuesday and launched attacks in several villages near the border. A military spokesman blamed the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda for the attack, which led to clashes with Rwandan military forces. However, Reuters news agency reports the FDLR, […]

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Congo Rebel Chief in Uganda For Talks

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Congolese rebel group M23 says its leader is headed to Uganda for talks. M23 said Sultani Makenga was on his way to Kampala Monday to meet with regional military leaders. Ugandan military sources said they could not confirm the rebels’ announcement. A group of regional states has demanded that M23 withdraw from the city of […]

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African Leaders Call on DR Congo Rebels to Withdraw

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of African heads of state met Saturday to try to resolve the rebel crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and called on the rebels to “stop all war activities” and withdraw from the key city of Goma, which they took over earlier this week. Saturday’s statement also called on the rebels […]

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