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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Xi Jinping wraps up tour with 'deepened ties' with Congo

Xi ended his tour by making the first visit by a Chinese president to the Republic of the Congo, a small and impoverished country in central Africa which has significant oil resources and other untapped mineral wealth.

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 6:58am

President Xi to target energy and raw material supplies on African visit

President Xi Jinping's visit to three resource-rich African countries is part of a strategy to secure valuable supplies of energy and raw materials to fuel China's manufacturing sector.

26 Mar 2013 - 5:44am

Violence rocks east DR Congo despite rebel pullout

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma assumed gradual control of the mining hub on Sunday after a rebel pullout, but tensions were running high with clashes on Rwanda’s border.

3 Dec 2012 - 12:04pm

M23 rebels pull out of Congo city of Goma

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.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am

DR Congo rebels withdraw from key city of Goma

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 weeks ago, sparking fears of a wider war.

2 Dec 2012 - 10:14am

DR Congo rebels begin Goma pull-out

Local residents in Goma on Wednesday said M23 rebel fighters have started trucking food and ammunition out of the key Congolese city, a local official said.

28 Nov 2012 - 9:29pm

DR Congo rebels to withdraw from 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 of a new war in the volatile region.

Senior commander Colonel Antoine Manzi said the M23 fighters would comply with a request “to withdraw from Goma in order to start negotiations with the government”.

27 Nov 2012 - 5:27pm

Kabila, Kagame to attend DR Congo conflict summit

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 city of Goma, Ugandan officials said on Thursday.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:32pm

Rwanda's drive into Congo has grim ring of familiarity

History is repeating itself yet again in eastern Congo. Rebels supported by Rwanda are on the march. Civilians are fleeing. And higher powers appear to be taking sides.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

DRC rebels threaten advance, say Kabila must go

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo warned on Wednesday they had the entire country in their sights after seizing the key eastern city of Goma.

21 Nov 2012 - 8:50pm