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  1. News - World - CONGO

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

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

    ... have killed about 5 million people in the last 15 years. and many eastern areas are still afflicted by violence from a number of rebel groups despite a UN peacekeeping mission. ...

  2. News - World - CONGO

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

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

    ... in Goma, the major city in eastern DR Congo, to "preside over the launch of unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles", said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky. The drones would be "an important ... of the UN mission, MONUSCO, said last month that by March or April there would be a 24-hour drone surveillance operation in eastern DR Congo. The vast mineral-rich region is at the heart of a zone ...

  3. News - World - CONGO

    Congolese soldiers repel Kinshasa attacks by Mukungubila's men

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 06:20pm by Reuters

    ... a critic of a peace deal signed this month with the Tutsi-led M23 rebel group in eastern Congo, accusing Kabila's government of bowing to Tutsi interests and pressure from neighbouring Rwanda. ...

  4. News - World - CONGO

    Congolese military's seizure of rebel stronghold seen as turning point

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:27am by Reuters, NYT

    ... year. The rebel group's political leader, Bertrand Bisimwa, crossed from eastern Congo into Uganda on Wednesday, but the Ugandan army said he did not surrender. "He was coming to make ... the M23 group seized the provincial capital of Goma. That setback galvanised support for a more robust presence in eastern Congo for the military and for the United Nations, which created ...

  5. News - World - CONGO

    Congo rebels ready to fight new UN forces

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and is intended to neutralise the year-long M23 rebellion and other armed groups in the eastern Congo. But Colonel Vianney Kazarama, the military spokesman for the M23 rebels, responded bullishly ...

  6. News - World - CONGO

    UN says Rwanda and Uganda backed rebel takeover of Goma

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in New York

    ... is commanding and supporting the rebel force that overtook a provincial capital in eastern Congo earlier this week, a United Nations report said. Uganda is also providing more subtle, but nonetheless ... the two eastern African countries over their role in neighbouring Congo's conflict. Both Rwanda and Uganda have repeatedly denied supporting the M23 movement and have faced little ...

  7. News - World - CONGO

    Rwanda-backed Congo rebels advance on Goma city

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Goma, Congo

    ... group advanced to within 4 kilometres of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo, marking the first time that rebels have come this close since 2008. Congolese army spokesman Colonel ... to the fight to control the Democratic Republic of Congo's rich mineral wealth. The latest fighting broke out last Thursday. Two days later, UN attack helicopters targeted M23 positions in eastern ...

  8. News - World - CONGO

    Civilians flee rebel advance in Congo

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sake Fleeing civilians alarm UN officials The United Nations has expressed shock at the sight of thousands of civilians fleeing a rebel advance in eastern Congo and appealed for access to help those caught up in the violence. And in what would be a major first for its peacekeeping operations, the UN said it was considering using drones to monitor the fighting ...

  9. News - World - CONGO

    M23 rebels pull out of Congo city of Goma

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Goma Government told to honour promises as M23 forces pull back to town 20km away Rebels leave Goma, but threaten to return Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma assumed gradual control of the city yesterday after a rebel pullout, but tensions were running high, with gunmen attacking a nearby camp for displaced people. UN ...

  10. News - World - CONGO

    M23 rebels claim control of key Congolese city of Goma

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Goma

    ... Reuters in Goma President accuses Rwanda of orchestrating insurgency to grab region's mineral wealth Rebels claim Goma as troops flee Rebels widely believed to be backed by Rwanda claimed control of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday, parading through the frontier city of one million people past UN peacekeepers who did nothing to stop them. Hundreds ...



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