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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.

Monday, 3 December, 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

UN chief urges M23 rebel group to leave Congo city of Goma

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged M23 rebels in Congo to lay down their weapons and leave the city of Goma which they seized.

Ban said he welcomed a joint statement by the presidents of the former Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda making the same appeal at a summit during the weekend in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

27 Nov 2012 - 6:02am

UN says Rwanda and Uganda backed rebel takeover of Goma

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

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

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

DR Congo, Rwanda leaders meet after rebels take Goma

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