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Congo Rebels Demand Talks with Kabila

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels who seized Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo have rejected calls to withdraw from the city and have demanded talks with Congolese President Joseph Kabila. The head of the M23 rebel group’s political arm (Bishop Jean-Marie Runiga) told Reuters the rebels “will stay in Goma, waiting for negotiations.” On Wednesday, Mr. Kabila issued […]

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DR Congo Rebels Advance to Goma Outskirts

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels are advancing on the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma after pushing back United Nations peacekeepers and government troops in recent fighting. Rebel spokesman Vianney Kazarama said M23 fighters are just a few kilometers from Goma. He said they are ready to respond to an attack by the army and repel it […]

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Congo Rebels Capture New Town In Renewed Fighting

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations helicopters have failed to stop rebels from taking control of another town in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A U.N. spokesman said that rebels from the M23 group fought government troops on Saturday and captured the town of Kibumba, about 30 kilometers north of Goma, the capital of restive North Kivu province. […]

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Fresh Violence Breaks Out in DRC

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations helicopters have launched an aerial attack on M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after fresh fighting broke an uneasy truce between the rebels and Congolese soldiers this week. The United Nations and local officials in eastern DRC say U.N. aircraft fired on M23 forces after they gained ground against troops in […]

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Sudan Rebels Shell Border State Capital

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese insurgents have shelled the capital of Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state. Sudanese government radio said the attack on the town of Kadugli killed five people and wounded another 23. A Sudanese army spokesman, Sawarmi Khalid, said one person, a woman, was killed. Spokesman Arnu Lodi of the SPLM-North rebel group claimed responsibility for the attack. […]

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Nigerian Army Says 30 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed in Gunbattle

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s army says soldiers on Sunday killed 30 suspected Boko Haram members during a gunfight in northeastern Yobe state. A spokesman says a senior aide to Boko Haram’s leader was among those killed. Nigerian soldiers seized a number of weapons including rifles, knives and bows and arrows. The army says it arrested 10 Boko Haram […]

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Heavy Fighting in Aleppo, Syria’s Largest City

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses report heavy fighting Saturday in Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, along with more clashes and shelling in the capital, Damascus. Government troops continue to try and claw back territory lost to rebel fighters in recent days, shelling other major towns and cities, but with limited success. Edward Yeranian reports for VOA from Cairo. The sounds […]

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Clashes in N. Mali Kill 20

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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(new info grafs 2-3, edits throughout)) Witnesses in northern Mali say at least 20 people were killed Wednesday in clashes between Islamist militants and rebels fighting for a separate Tuareg state in the region. A VOA reporter said the al-Qaida-linked group MUJAO (The Unity Movement for Jihad in West Africa) seized control of a key […]

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Clashes in N. Mali Kill 20

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northern Mali say clashes between Islamist militants and Tuareg rebels Wednesday killed at least 20 people. A VOA reporter said the al-Qaida-linked MUJAO militant group was able to seize control of Gao from the separatist group MNLA. There were exchanges of heavy weapons fire throughout the day. After the fighting, he said militants […]

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Tuareg Rebels, Islamist Militants Clash in Northern Mali

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northern Mali say Islamist militants have taken over the town of Gao after clashing with Tuareg rebels Wednesday. A VOA reporter said the MUJAO militant group was able to push the Tuareg separatist MNLA from the town after exchanging heavy weapons fire throughout the day. After the fighting, he said militants reportedly looted […]

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