Tag Archive | Democratic Republic of Congo

South Sudan fighting forces thousands to flee into neighbouring DRC

December 4, 2015 (JUBA) – The recent upsurge of fighting between local groups, known as the “Arrow Boys”, and the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state has displaced over 4,000 people into a remote region of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has […]

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Verdict in FDLR trial in Germany set for Monday

By: JAMES KARUHANGA A German court will on Monday rule on a long-running case against two leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia accused of masterminding massacres in eastern DR Congo from their homes in Germany. The trial of FLDR leader Ignace Murwanashyaka and his deputy, Straton Musoni, began on May 4, 2011, […]

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Suspected Rebel Raid on DRC Army Camp Leaves 8 Dead

DRC map, North Kivu province Reuters September 25, 2015 3:08 PM KINSHASA, D.R.C.—At least eight people were killed late Thursday in an attack on an army camp in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that local sources blamed on Rwandan Hutu rebels targeted by a Congolese army operation. Gunmen raided the camp in the village […]

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The Rwandan People Have Spoken

In April 1994, the international community stood passively by while up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slain with bloody machetes wielded by their neighbors. It was genocide—planned and carried out by a government bent on annihilating the Tutsi people and those Hutu who disagreed with the annihilation. The United Nations secured 800 […]

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Uganda’s Museveni slams UN for failing to take on rebels

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (AFP, File picture) Kampala – Uganda’s president on Friday accused United Nations peacekeepers of failing to disarm rebels in the east of neighbouring Congo and said his army should be allowed to hunt them down instead. In an Eid message, President Yoweri Museveni alleged the UN mission in the Democratic Republic […]

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DRC-based Ugandan rebels massacre 23 in North Kivu

By AFP | Thursday, May 14  2015 at  14:05 ADF militia in North Kivu province of eastern Congo. PHOTO | FILE  Twenty-three people have been killed in two new massacres blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restless east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a regional official told AFP on Thursday. The killings are the latest […]

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Kenya: Billion Dollar Wildlife and Gold Trade Fuelling DR Congo War – UN

From AllAfrica.com By Angela MuiruriNairobi — Smuggling of ivory, gold and timber worth over a billion dollars a year is fuelling war by funding dozens of rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report warned Friday. “Militarised criminal groups with transnational links are involved in large scale smuggling” of “gold, minerals, timber, charcoal […]

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From Rwanda’s New Times: Terrorism can be defeated with concerted resolve

PUBLISHED: April 04, 2015 Kenya was again this week the victim of an Al Shabab terrorist attack that took the whole day to quell. In the meantime, close to a hundred innocent university students lay dead. As the events were unfolding, here in Kigali, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda were putting the final touches to guidelines of […]

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Congo Forces Says Attack Launched on FDLR in South Kivu

February 24, 2015–AP reports that Congo forces launched an offensive against the FDLR in South Kivu. Soldiers deployed in the area found the FDLR, composed of former Rwandan genocidaires, inland from the town of Uvira. Radio Okapi, a UN-backed radio station in the region, reported that a military officials told reporters at the station the […]

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AU Wants UN to Join DRC in Defeating FDLR: Stalemate

February 23, 2015–The Africa Union, reports reuters, is urging the government of the DRC to accept help from UN forces in defeating the rebels operating in eastern Congo. MONUSCO, the UN mission in Congo, is supposed to be supporting the offensive against FDLR, but suspended cooperation this month because two Congo generals leading the operation […]

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