Military of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Apr 24th, 2014
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By Sharanjeet Parmar To date, there have been no effective responses to impunity for perpetrators of international crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which have been on going since the start of violence in 1996. Despite the publication of the UN’s ‘Mapping Report’, which called for spe...
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 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...
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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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Feb 12th, 2013
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“The M23 said they were going to free us, but instead they came to kill us. What kind of liberation is that?” M23 rebels and Congolese army soldiers raped scores of women and committed other war crimes during the rebels’ occupation of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, http://www.hrw.org/d...
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Jan 17th, 2013
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For whom, for what, against whom? Jean-Paul Kimonyo The sequence of events makes the immediate causes prompting the M23 rebellion quite clear. It all really started in February 2012 with the flawed attempt by some Western countries to have Bosco Ntaganda arrested as a condition for the recognition of...
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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 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 ...