Democratic Republic Congo

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2013
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Considered an overview, this piece combines a wide range of events, observations, and consequent thoughts on the current situation in the eastern DRC. Focussing on M23 rebels, DRC government, and the UN mission it will also take into account main other dynamics and actors. An accumulation of events I...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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Bosco Ntaganda, a Rwandan national and general in the Congolese military* indicted for war crimes, a particularly bad actor who’s stirred up violence in a part of the world that has plenty of bad actors and violence, walked into the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, today and asked to be delivered to t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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by D.H. | NAIROBI,Economist BOSCO NTAGANDA’S career as one of Africa’s most-wanted war criminals ended in unlikely fashion when he walked into the American Embassy in Rwanda on March 18th. Embassy officials said he removed a disguise he had been wearing and asked to be transferred to the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Rwanda
Mar 21st, 2013
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Officials from the International Criminal Court are on their way to Rwanda to pick up Congolese war lord Bosco Ntanganda, URN has learnt. Johnnie Carson, the US Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs disclosed this in a video link to journalists on Wednesday evening. Ntanganda surrende...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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No one was expecting Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda – one of the world’ most wanted men – to hand himself over to US embassy officials in Rwanda. But, running out of options, that’s exactly what the man they call “The Terminator” did, choosing the relative comforts of international justice over the...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Mar 18th, 2013
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Democratic Republic of Congo war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda is believed to have handed himself over to the US embassy in Kigali, Rwanda’s foreign minister has said. “We have learned today [Monday] that Bosco Ntaganda entered Rwanda and surrendered to [the] US Embassy in Kigali,” ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 17th, 2013
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KINSHASA — Bosco Ntaganda, a leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel group who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, has fled to neighbouring Rwanda, the Congolese government said Sunday. “He eventually crossed (the border) on Saturday… he is in Rwanda today,...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Mar 9th, 2013
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(AFP) KINSHASA — Rival factions of Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel movement on Saturday clashed again in the country’s volatile east after a week of calm, one of the sides said. Fighting within M23 ranks first broke out in late February, after the dismissal of its political leade...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 1st, 2013
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Aid to Rwanda will be funnelled through charities rather than the scandal-hit government, Justine Greening revealed oday. The International Development Secretary said the UK will give £16million to Rwanda after earlier halting it because of the central African state’s support for brutal rebels in the...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Feb 25th, 2013
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At least eight people have been killed in the first clashes between rival factions of the M23 rebel group in DR Congo, sources have told the BBC. The violence was linked to a power-struggle between M23 political leader Jean-Marie Runiga and military chief Sultani Makenga, the sources said. On Sunday,...