M23 rebels

Congo rebels ready to fight new UN forces

M23 rebel spokesman Colonel Vianney Kazarama (right). Photo: AFP

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

DR Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda surrenders in Kigali

Congolese rebel Bosco Ntaganda is wanted by the ICC. Photo: Reuters

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

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 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

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26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am

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

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