Showing Archived Posts

Rwanda’s Military Battles Hutu Rebels

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

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 […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in Africa

Rwanda’s Military Battles Hutu Rebels

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

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, […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Uganda Blasts New Allegations of Helping Congo Rebels

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Uganda is denouncing a leaked United Nations report that says both Uganda and Rwanda are supporting rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo — a charge both countries have denied. Reuters news agency said Wednesday that it obtained a copy of the 44-page report prepared by the Group of Experts, a U.N. Security Council […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Amnesty Reports Unlawful Detentions in Rwanda

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Amnesty International says it has documented cases of unlawful detention and allegations of torture by Rwanda’s military intelligence department, known as “J2”. The London-based rights group issued a report Monday with accounts of civilians who said they were detained for between 10 days and nine months without being able to speak to lawyers, doctors or […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Clinton Urges Rwanda to Cut Aid to DRC Rebels

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Rwanda and other regional states to cut off aid to a rebel group that has seized land in the eastern Democratic of Congo. The top U.S. diplomat says the rebel group M23 is a serious threat to regional stability and security. The group of army mutineers launched […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

US Cuts Military Aid to Rwanda

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United States has cut its military aid to Rwanda, citing concerns that the government in Kigali is supporting rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The U.S. State Department said Saturday it had evidence that Rwanda is helping Congolese rebel groups, including M23. It said it will withhold $200,000 of aid pledged to help […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Rwanda, DR Congo Agree to Anti-Rebel Force

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

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 […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

UN Helicopters Attack Rebel Targets in DRC

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

United Nations helicopters have attacked positions of the rebel group M23 in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A DRC spokesman tells VOA there were casualties in Thursday’s exchange. “M23 shelled a small village, Runiga, killing three people according to our sources. Our army had to fight back because we had to protect civilians.” M23 […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in Africa

UN Helicopters Attack Rebel Targets in DRC

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

United Nations helicopters have attacked positions of the rebel group M23 in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo, Madnodje Mounoubai, told VOA that the helicopters shelled M23 positions on Thursday, and returned to base. The French news agency reports explosions were heard around two villages (Nkokwe and […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in Africa

Great Lakes Countries Hope to ‘Eradicate’ Rebels in DRC

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Central African countries say they will work to “eradicate” rebel groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, including M23, which seized several towns in the region last week. The 11-nation International Conference on the Great Lakes Region issued a statement after a special meeting in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Ministers condemned actions by M23 […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Calendar

August 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Archives

Categories