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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
In Congo
Aug 24th, 2013
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Rwanda’s army has warned neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, who it accuses of deliberate bombing over the border, that it will not stand by “indefinitely”, it said in a statement late Friday. On Thursday, Rwanda accused Congolese troops of firing a rocket over the border int...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jul 17th, 2013
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By Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica No less than 51 rebels of the March 23 development (M23) were murdered in the progressing crash in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), after the government reported 120 of its member dead, according to a nearby source. Fighting proceeded Tuesday betw...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Jul 16th, 2013
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Ola Benson, IndepthAfrica Fresh fighting has emitted in eastern Congo, after more than 100 men covered in ladies' garments entered the nation from Rwanda. The substantial battling between the Congo armed force and M23 rebels continued Monday morning in the wake of beginning on Sunday emulating t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Apr 16th, 2013
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KAMPALA, Uganda, (UNHCR) – Few customers come to the simply named Beauty Salon in Kampala’s Kisenyi slum, but for refugee owner Rosette Wabenga, it is still a dream come true. “I am a very lucky woman to have this shop,” Wabenga says. “Words cannot express how grateful I am to...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Apr 13th, 2013
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As the G8 discusses sexual violence in the DRC, perpetrators and victims speak out about mass rape in Minova. Pete Jones in Minov, The Guardian, Congo: an army sergeant who says he was ordered to rape by his commanding officer. Photograph: Fiona Lloyd-Davies In a small house on a hill overlooking Lak...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2013
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The Kinshasa government has suspended a dozen senior military officers and is interrogating suspects in connection with a mass rape incident in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN said 126 women were raped in Minova in November after Congolese army troops fled to the town as so-called M23 re...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 1st, 2013
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by ANDRE VLTCHEK In the three Western outposts of the eastern part of Africa – Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya – the opposition had either been totally smashed or is rotting in jail. Alternatively, it has ‘ceased to exist’. In East Africa, those who are in power and those who want to be never challenge the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cape Verde
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 Central Africa
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...