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African Leaders Meeting on DRC Rebel Crisis

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Central African heads of state are trying to resolve the rebel crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but without the help of Rwandan president Paul Kagame. His absence at Saturday’s summit in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, is getting a lot of attention because Rwanda has been accused of supporting the rebels, a charge it denies. […]

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Eight Killed in Eastern DRC Clash

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say eight people were killed when militiamen attacked rangers in the famed Virunga National Park. Authorities say the Mai Mai Pareco group ambushed a park patrol traveling with an army escort on Thursday. Two rangers, a soldier and five militiamen were killed in the clash. Virunga Park, […]

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HRW Faults DRC Rebels

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says a rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has committed widespread war crimes, including rapes, killings and torture, abduction and recruitment of children as soldiers. In a report issued Monday, the U.S.-based rights organization says the group March 23 Movement, known as M23, is committing a horrific trail of new […]

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Rwanda, DR Congo Agree to Anti-Rebel Force

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to the deployment of an international force to fight the rebellion in eastern Congo and to patrol their border. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Congo’s Joseph Kabila met Sunday on the sidelines of the two-day African Union summit in Ethiopia. Congo and Rwanda […]

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Reports: Rebels Leave Captured Eastern Congo Towns

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo are reported to be withdrawing from several towns they seized in the east, near the borders with Uganda and Rwanda. Broadcaster Radio Okapi cites local sources as saying the rebel M23 movement left Rutshuru and other towns in North Kivu province on Monday, handing authority to the police. […]

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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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DR Congo Rebels Seize Town After Army Flees

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have seized a second town in the eastern part of the country from fleeing government troops. Representatives of the M23 rebel movement say they took over Rutshuru around midday Sunday without any fighting. The town lies on the main road north from the North Kivu provincial capital, Goma. […]

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DR Congo Rebels Seize Town After Army Flees

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have seized a town in the eastern part of the country after the army fled their advance. Representatives for the M23 rebel movement said they took over Rutshuru around midday Sunday without any fighting. The town lies on the main road north from the North Kivu […]

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UN Chief Reacts to Peacekeeper’s Killing in DR Congo

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is seriously concerned over the killing of a U.N. peacekeeper in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Ban is calling for an immediate end to the violence carried out by armed groups there. He has extended condolences to the family of the victim and to […]

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DR Congo Rebels Take Town Near Uganda Border

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. peacekeeper has been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where rebels fought government troops and seized a key border crossing Friday. A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo says a peacekeeper from India was hit and killed during fighting in the town of Bunagana, near the Ugandan border. Vianney Kazarama, […]

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