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  1. News - World - DR CONGO

    DR Congo rebels to withdraw from Goma

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 04:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Goma

    ... Agence France-Presse in Goma Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday they would withdraw from Goma, a week after their capture of the key eastern city sparked fears ... with the government”. The decision followed a midnight Monday deadline set by regional leaders to leave the city. The Congolese army had also threatened to remove the insurgents by force. DR Congo’s army chief, ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola virus that has caused dozens of deaths in Guinea is new strain

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... of Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo used to be called Zaire. The new research analysed blood samples from 20 patients in the current outbreak and found the strain was unique. "It is not coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It has not been imported to Guinea" from that country or from Gabon, where Ebola has also occurred, Gunther said. Researchers think the Guinea ...

  4. 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. ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. News - World - CONFLICT

    Congo M23 rebels ready to disarm

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 05:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kinshasa Congo rebels declare an end to 20-month uprising The Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebel group has declared an end to its 20-month rebellion and said ... was a "significant positive step" for eastern Congo, a region beset during the last 15 years by conflict fuelled by competition for its gold, copper and cobalt as well as cross-border ethnic tensions. ...

  8. News - World - NOBEL PRIZES

    Congo doctor, Malala tipped for Nobel peace prize

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of women who have been raped in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by local and foreign militants, as well as by soldiers in the army. Human Rights Watch said the committee could also ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm Speculation on Nobel Institute's choice for most-watched annual award focuses on Pakistani teenager and gynaecologist who helps rape victims Congo ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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