Masisi

By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 26th, 2012
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Rival armed groups in Congo’s eastern provinces are targeting each other’s families, killing children, women and the elderly in some of the country’s worst violence in years, officials said on Friday. The fighting, which UN agency UNICEF says has cost up to 80 lives since early May,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 9th, 2012
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A massive arms cache has been uncovered in eastern Democratic Republic Congo on the farm of renegade soldier Bosco Ntaganda, the army has told the BBC. Other heavy weapons were found in two other locations in North Kivu, the scene of recent fighting against army mutineers, Col Innocent Gahizi said. H...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 7th, 2012
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Goma – The army in Democratic Republic of Congo vowed on Monday to go after mutinous troops who fail to return to its ranks before the expiry of an ultimatum issued at the weekend. “We are military men. When the time is up, if the mutineers don’t surrender, we are going to pursue op...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 7th, 2012
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The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has regained control of the entire eastern area of Masisi from rebels loyal to warlord Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda. The army has declared a ceasefire and given the rebels until Wednesday to surrender. Tens of thousands have fled their h...
By benim
In Central Africa
Feb 12th, 2011
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Youngsters struggling to adapt to civilian life feel they have little option but to return to fighting. A lack of community support and persistent discrimination is being blamed for the re-recruitment of former child soldiers by the army and militias in Masisi territory, in eastern Democratic Republi...