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  1. News - World - DR CONGO

    DR Congo rebels begin Goma pull-out

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 05:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... to rebel-held towns north of Goma. The developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo come after the M23’s military leader Sultani Makenga said on Tuesday that fighters had started transporting ... broke away from the DR Congo army. They said that a 2009 deal to end a previous conflict had not been fully implemented. UN experts have said the force is backed by neighbouring Rwanda, ...

  2. News - World - CONGO

    Congo militia leader dubbed the 'Terminator' on trial for war crimes

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 02:11am by Reuters

    ... leading fighters of Hema ethnicity to drive ethnic Lendus out of the mineral-rich Ituri region in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo over a decade ago. "He played a key role ... lawyers said the militia was defending local civilian populations at a time when Congolese authorities were "absent from the region and even contributing" to the violence. Wars in Congo ...

  3. News - World - DR CONGO

    Congo rebels claim control of city as Rwanda tensions rise

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 05:20pm by Reuters in Goma, DR Congo

    ... Reuters in Goma, DR Congo Rebels widely believed to be backed by Rwanda claimed control of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, walking through the frontier city of one ... Congo and its neighbour Rwanda, which Kinshasa’s government says is orchestrating the insurgency as a means of grabbing the chaotic region’s mineral wealth. Rwanda denies the assertion. ...

  4. News - World - CONFLICT

    Congo rebels fund insurgency by taking tourists on gorilla treks

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Kampala

    ... insurgency. Democratic Republic of Congo government authorities were forced to withdraw from parts of the park earlier this year because of the advance by M23 rebels, and now tourists wanting to see ... The Guardian in Kampala Rebels accused of atrocities take foreign tourists on gorilla treks and use the revenue to fund its insurgency in the DRC Congo rebels use gorilla tourism to fund ...

  5. News - World - DR CONGO

    Kabila, Kagame to attend DR Congo conflict summit

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 04:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Kampala

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kampala The leaders of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda will attend a regional summit in Uganda on Saturday after rebels seized the main eastern Congolese ... the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila and rival Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame – whom the United Nations accuses of backing the M23 rebels who seized ...

  6. Gang busted for trafficking women to Congo

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and detained two suspects in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Sunday. Police in Sichuan's Xuyong county received reports in May that several local women were ... Mandy Zuo Police busted a prostitution gang that kidnapped women from remote counties in the south of the mainland before taking them to Congo, the Ministry of Public Security said ...

  7. News - World - CONGO

    UN deploys spy drones in DR Congo to monitor border and militias

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... scheduled to start using surveillance drones for the first time in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a landmark intelligence-gathering advance for the world body. The drones will be used ... crossing one of DR Congo's borders. The Congo government and UN officials say that the next target in the region is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which is made up ...

  8. News - World - CONGO

    Armed raiders carry out coup attempt live on TV talk show in Congo

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:35pm by GDN

    ... base in Kinshasa, the sprawling capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, before being repelled by the army, officials said. The surprise assault at the heart of sub-Saharan ...

  9. News - World - DR CONGO

    Ban vows peacekeepers will stay in Goma

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... has unleashed fresh unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s chronically unstable east, are now near the airport of Goma, the main city in the mineral-rich region. The UN warned ... Agence France-Presse in Goma UN leader Ban Ki-moon vowed on Sunday that peacekeepers will stay in the DR Congo city of Goma after UN combat helicopters and government troops failed to stop ...

  10. News - World - DR CONGO

    DR Congo rebels withdraw from key city of Goma

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 10:14am by Agence France-Presse in Goma, DR Congo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Goma, DR Congo Rebels in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo pulled out Saturday from the mining hub of Goma, the city they seized less than two ... of the city, including government offices, the central bank and a major border post with Rwanda. Congo’s army are also preparing to move some 600 troops into Goma, he said. Senior police officer Julien ...




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