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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.

Friday, 23 November, 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

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

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

Congo rebels claim control of city as Rwanda tensions rise

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

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 wins seat on Security Council despite reservations

Rwanda has won a seat on the UN Security Council despite accusations by a UN panel that Rwanda's defence minister commands a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:58am

The Force is strong in this one

The triumph of good over evil was shining though the South Stand when Darth Vader, aka Dave Hughes, stood with his mates from the Rwanda rugby team, dressed as storm troopers.

Star Wars attire was appropriate because Hughes was 'the Force' who brought Rwandan rugby to Hong Kong for the Sevens.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mountain to climb

I'm taking an early morning stroll through vivid, peridot-coloured tea plants to have a dip in an infinity pool with uninterrupted rainforest views. A sunbird is hopping along the path beside me, cocking his petrol-blue head inquisitively. I could be in Sri Lanka or China, but actually, I'm at the new five-star Nyungwe Forest Lodge in Rwanda.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Gillard suffers the first anniversary blues

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am