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DR Congo Rebels Take Town Near Uganda Border

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 9:00 am (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, which the rebels, known as M23, […]

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Center for Intelligence Sharing Opens in DR Congo

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Intelligence chiefs from 11 countries of Africa’s Great Lake region opened a new Center for Intelligence Sharing Wednesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma. The executive secretary of the new center and a former minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo government, Professor Ntumba Luaba, said they chose Goma because there are a number […]

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Carter Center: Congo Assembly Elections ‘Compromised’

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based election monitor says the integrity of Congo’s legislative polls has been “compromised,” and that the true results may never be known. The Carter Center released its report about the Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections late Thursday. It said that because of disorganization during and after the polls, it may be impossible for Congo’s […]

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Congo: Rwanda Hutu Rebels Kill 45 in East

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s army says Rwandan Hutu rebels have killed about 45 people in the eastern province of South Kivu. Army officials said Thursday that the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) attacked the Shabunda area twice this week. The attacks were apparently in response to local villagers’ support for […]

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Congo Senate Chief Hospitalized in Paris After Attack

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Senate is in a French hospital after being attacked on New Year’s Eve in Paris. Seventy-six-year-old Leon Kengo wa Dondo was assaulted Saturday evening in the French capital. French media outlets report a group of men beat and trampled Kengo at a Paris train station, causing him […]

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Congo’s Tshisekedi Assails Kabila Government

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is lashing out at the government of President Joseph Kabila, calling its actions against him “idiocy.” In an interview with VOA Friday, Mr. Tshisekedi charged government security forces killed eight of his supporters as they rallied at Martyrs Stadium in the capital for his self-declared “swearing-in” ceremony. […]

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DRC Security Clamps Down on Opposition ‘Inauguration’

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas Friday at supporters of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi who had gathered in Kinshasa for his self-declared “swearing-in” ceremony. Mr. Tshisekedi insists he won last month’s presidential poll and called on supporters to gather at Martyrs Stadium in the capital for his inauguration . The government […]

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Police In DR Congo Fire Tear Gas at Oppposition Supporters

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas Friday at supporters of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi who had gathered for his self-declared “swearing in” ceremony. Mr. Tshisekedi insists he won last month’s presidential poll and called on supporters to gather at Martyrs Stadium in the capital, Kinshasa for his inauguration. The government banned […]

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Presidential Showdown Looms in DR Congo

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have banned a so-called “swearing-in” ceremony for opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who insists he won last month’s election. Security was heavy around the Kinshasa stadium where Mr. Tshisekedi had scheduled the ceremony Friday. Earlier, a Tshisekedi adviser told VOA that the ceremony would proceed, despite a government threat […]

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Presidential Showdown Looms in DR Congo

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is preparing to swear himself in as president, setting up a confrontation with incumbent leader Joseph Kabila, who was inaugurated for a new term earlier this week. A Tshisekedi adviser tells VOA that Friday’s swearing-in ceremony in Kinshasa will proceed, despite a government threat to arrest the opposition leader. The […]

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