Goma

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2013
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Six people died when an airplane crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday while attempting to land during a rainstorm in the eastern city of Goma, Transport Minister Justin Kalumba said. The three passengers on the Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation Fokker 50 survived, while six employees of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2013
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By Kris Berwouts Congo is on hold After M23 left Goma in early December, the military situation around the town stagnated. Apart from some repositioning in the hills around North Kivu’s biggest town, the situation has remained calm. People have been anxiously awaiting the outcome of the negotiations ...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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Why the celebrated Rwandan president really deserves an indictment. When Rwandan-backed rebels recently took Goma, the biggest city in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Kagame had every reason to think the world would give him a pass. That, after all, has been the pattern...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Dec 15th, 2012
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K INSHASA — Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Saturday vowed that defence would be a top priority for his government after the recent brief rebel takeover of a key city in the country’s volatile east. “From now on, our priority will be defending the homeland,” ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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Civilians say the M23 fighters committed horrific crimes during their occupation of Goma. William Lloyd George reports. On the evening of the M23’s departure from Goma, Congo, the city’s civilians were secretly excited to finally see the rebels leave. “We’re terrified of the M23,” one motorbike-taxi ...
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Dec 11th, 2012
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By Andrew Green,World Polirics Review KAMPALA, Uganda — Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s long-serving president, has emerged as the central mediator of the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, orchestrating the withdrawal of rebel troops from the key Congolese city of Goma and hosting...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Dec 3rd, 2012
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DR Congo troops have entered the eastern mining city of Goma, two days after rebel M23 fighters withdrew in line with a regionally brokered deal. But the rebels have warned they will retake the city, if the government fails to meet their demands within 48 hours. The rebels’ lightning capture of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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By Judith Verweijen The recent fall of Goma has starkly highlighted the shaky foundations of the ‘peace architecture’ that was built in the wake of the Second Congo War (1998-2002). Briefly, it once again seemed that the entire house of cards would collapse, drawing in the wider complex of state and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Nov 30th, 2012
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They have been cornered by financial crisis By Antoine Roger Lokongo INTRODUCTION All the signs are written on the wall that after the split of Sudan, the United States of America is targeting the Democratic Republic of Congo to re-enact the same scenario: arming the Tutsi regime of Rwanda and Uganda...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Nov 29th, 2012
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Once again, a toxic mix of factors is exploding into violence and rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last time this happened – and it wasn’t so long ago – the resulting conflict left millions dead and destabilised an entire continent. Will it happen again? So far, the signs aren’t good. B...