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DR Congo Rebels Seize Town After Army Flees

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken control of an eastern town from fleeing government troops – their second such seizure since Friday. Representatives of the M23 rebel movement said they took Rutshuru around midday Sunday without any fighting. A rebel leader told reporters M23 will take more towns until the government agrees […]

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Early Libyan Election Returns Good for Jibril Alliance

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Early vote counts from Libya’s first multi-party elections in 60 years show Western-leaning parties with an edge over their Islamist rivals. Final tallies from Saturday’s election are not expected for days. But partial counts from Libya’s big cities give the lead to an alliance of parties led by former rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril. He […]

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