Kivu

By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Aug 30th, 2013
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Rwanda says the Democratic Republic of Congo is responsible for shelling its territory amid rising conflict in the region. A woman was killed and a baby seriously injured after a shell fell in the Rwandan territory on Thursday, with Kigali warning against further escalation of violence between the tw...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2013
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By RDPC Since 1996, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the scene of deadly clashes between different factions. There are many consequences: lack of state threats on the inviolability of national borders, destabilizing the Kivus, insecurity, war crimes and crimes against humanity, sexual violen...
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 26th, 2012
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Rebels, called the M23, have taken Goma, the main city of North Kivu, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s eastern provinces. Their plan is to march to Bukavu, the main city of South Kivu, and from there, they say, across the massive country to Kinshasa, the Congo’s capital. A ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Nov 19th, 2012
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Simon Tisdall, guardian.co.uk, With all eyes on other troublespots, the world knows little, and seems to care even less, about the cycle of violence in the DRC Part of the problem … the M23 rebels now threaten Goma. Photograph: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images The rising scream of pain emanating from the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 1st, 2012
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While many of the drivers of conflict in eastern DR Congo lie within its borders, an analysis that ignores the role of Rwanda in recent years is inadequate to the task of disassembling the cycles of violent insurrection. Eastern Congo’s descent back into bloody insurrection this summer marks just ano...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2012
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One has to wonder how far the Kigali regime will go to continue to deny the accusations that are obvious to the world. On August 3, 2012 a bi-partisan coalition of Congressmen sent a strongly worded message to the Government of Rwanda regarding their continued support of the M23 rebel group in the ea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 2nd, 2012
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By Severine Autesserre The situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has deteriorated significantly since the end of the transition to peace and democracy in late 2006. The Congo has officially become the least developed country on earth, having dropped twenty places (from 167...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 22nd, 2012
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By William Townsend As the rumour mill turns and suspicion runs rife, conflict is unfolding in eastern Congo’s Kivu provinces once again, following three years of relative calm. The most recent chapter of violence can be traced back to March this year, pitting Congo’s socially and politically maladro...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 15th, 2012
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Open memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Members, UN General Assembly, EU, AU, and all Representatives to the UN Security Council. The following is an Open Memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Presidents and Prime Ministers, President of the UN General Assembly, EU President, AU Chairman and Preside...