Rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have said they are prepared to respond to any attack by the United Nations' first offensive force. In March, the UN Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN mission in the Congo (Monusco) and approved the creation of a 3,000-strong "intervention brigade".Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 3:51am
Notorious Democratic Republic of Congo rebel Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for a string of alleged atrocities and known as "The Terminator", has surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali in a surprise development.20 Mar 2013 - 3:59am
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
The Rwandan military 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 decisive backing to the M23 rebels, the report added.23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
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
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
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
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 a rebel advance amid growing international alarm.
Government troops and local officials were already fleeing the city, said several sources.19 Nov 2012 - 12:45pm