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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

President Xi Jinping addresses Congo's parliament. He said he hoped to lift bilateral ties to a 'higher level'. Photo: Xinhua

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

China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters

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

A group of internally displaced Congolese collect food aid in the rain at the Mugunga III IDP camp in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday. Photo: AFP

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

M23 rebels prepare to leave Goma in eastern Congo after holding the city for two weeks. Photo: EPA

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

A traffic jam is caused by trucks carrying the M23 rebel fighters out of the city of Goma on Saturday. Photo: EPA

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

Congolese M23 rebel fighters dismount as they look for FDLR (Force Democratique de Liberation du Rwanda) returning from an incursion into Rwanda on Tuesday. Photo: AP

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

M23 rebels patrol in Goma on Monday. Photo: AP

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

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (left) talks with his counterparts Paul Kagame of Rwanda (right) and Joseph Kabila of Congo during a meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

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

A Congo government policeman hands in his weapon to M23 rebels in Goma, Congo. Photo: AP

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

Spokesman of the M23 rebel group Lieutenant-Colonel Vianney Kazarama addresses a crowd at the Volcanoes Stadium in Goma on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

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

DR Congo, Rwanda leaders meet after rebels take Goma

Rwandan president Paul Kagame (left) and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila. Photos: AP and AFP

Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila and his Rwandan rival Paul Kagame have met for face-to-face talks over conflict in eastern Congo, where rebels have seized the key city of Goma.

21 Nov 2012 - 8:33pm

M23 rebels claim control of key Congolese city of Goma

A UN vehicle drives past M23 rebels in Goma;  a refugee camp. Photo: Reuters

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.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Congo rebels claim control of city as Rwanda tensions rise

People flee as fighting erupts between the M23 rebels and Congolese army near the airport at Goma on Monday. Photo: AP

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 million people past UN peacekeepers who did nothing to stop them.

20 Nov 2012 - 9:40pm

Congo rebels clash with army on outskirts of Goma

M23 rebels gather at a small base in the hills of Kanyarucinya near Goma, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: AFP

Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda resumed mortar and machine gun fire on Monday at a village just 3 kilometres outside of the crucial, provincial capital of Goma, hours after saying they were halting fighting in order to negotiate with the government of Congo.

19 Nov 2012 - 11:09pm

Rwanda-backed Congo rebels advance on Goma city

M23 rebels stand outside a small wooden shack in the village of Kanyarucinya, some 6km from Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo. Photo: AFP

A Rwandan-backed rebel 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 Olivier Hamuli said the fighting had been going on since 6am yesterday and the front line had moved to just a few kilometres outside the city.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

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