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Congo declares start of campaign against Rwandan Hutu rebels
Democratic Republic of Congo's army on Thursday declared the official start of operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels, but a senior army official said combat had not yet begun. Army spokesman General Leon Kasonga said the start of a campaign against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) was announced by the chief of staff of the Congolese army (FARDC), Didier Etumba, on a ...(1/29/2015 9:39:40 AM)
DR Congo: Security Council renews sanctions, extends mandate of expert monitoring group
The United Nations Security Council today renewed its sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prevent the supply, sale or transfer of arms, training, and financing, to armed groups.(1/29/2015 1:13:14 PM)
DRC army in new offensive against Rwanda rebels
The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced Thursday a fresh offensive against Rwandan ethnic Hutu rebels after weeks of heavy international pressure to act. "Today we're launching new operations against the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda)," General Didier Etumba said in Beni, in the north of North Kivu province. "This is an operation by the FARDC (DRC Armed ...(1/29/2015 6:39:57 PM)
Uganda gives DR Congo M23 rebels deadline to leave
Uganda has issued a three-month ultimatum to Democratic Republic of Congo to relocate hundreds of ex-rebel fighters or they will be handed to the United Nations, an army spokesman said Thursday. The deadline follows clashes between the defeated M23 rebels and the Ugandan armed forces last month, when attempts to repatriate the insurgents saw around 1,000 fighters escape their camp in western ...(1/29/2015 6:57:49 AM)
DR Congo to launch fresh assault on Rwandan rebels
The Rwandan rebel FDLR group missed a January 2 deadline by the joint Congo and 3,000 strong UN mission in Congo.(1/29/2015 10:04:00 AM)
DR Congo squeeze into Nations Cup quarter-finals
By Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo squeezed into the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Monday by the slimmest of margins as Jeremy Bokila scored a second-half goal against Tunisia in Bata to ensure their progress despite failing to win a match. The 1-1 draw meant Tunisia finished top in Group B with five points with the Congolese second after ...(1/27/2015 1:44:13 AM)
UNSC renews sanctions against DR Congo
United Nations, Jan 30 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) Thursday renewed its sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to stop the supply, sale or transfer of arms to militant groups in the country and also to prevent their training and funding. According to a Xinhua report, the UNSC unanimously adopted a new resolution, deciding to renew until July 1, 2016, the arms embargo as ...(1/29/2015 10:02:07 PM)
Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains
Internet service has been restored to government agencies and banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but otherwise a government shutdown of email, social media and mobile phone services, ordered on Jan. 19, remains in effect.(1/29/2015 9:12:39 PM)
Congo Opposition Leaders Call for Release of Detained Protesters
Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday called on the government to release all those arrested during recent protests over a contested electoral law.(1/27/2015 1:04:19 PM)
Press Releases: Welcoming the Start of Military Operations Against the FDLR
Welcoming the Start of Military Operations Against the FDLR Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 29, 2015 The United States welcomes the announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of the start of military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed group that has inflicted ...(1/29/2015 8:39:37 PM)
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