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M23 rebels, DR Congo forces resume fighting in Rutshuru

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The resumption of heavy fighting between the M23 rebels and DRC government troops in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province has created panic in the area. The fighting which had ceased for more than two months resumed on Thursday afternoon in Rangira, Rutshuru territory. Later in the …

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Kisoro district registers fresh influx of Congolese refugees

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kisoro district has recorded a fresh influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are fleeing insecurity in the South Kivu province. Kisoro Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Shafique Ssekandi Ssengoba says that the new group of refugees are fleeing South Kivu province due …

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WHO cautions against use of known Ebola therapeutics for Sudan strain

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO has urged health workers in Uganda not to consider using Ebola therapeutics used to treat patients in the neighboring DR Congo, saying these will not be effective. Speaking at an Ebola Infection Prevention and Control-IPC meeting for health workers held on Monday, …

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UN forces get the blues in DR Congo

Get out, say Congolese to MONUSCO Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Pressure is on to kick the UN peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) out of the country. Matters appeared to escalate further when on Aug.3 the Congolese government in Kinshasa expelled MONUSCO’s spokesperson over unclear reasons.  And …

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DR Congo in EAC

  Finally becomes 7th partner State Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On July 11, the Democratic Republic of Congo officially became the seventh member of the East African Community after depositing the ‘instrument of ratification’ with the East African Community Secretary General at the bloc’s headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. …

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Uganda exceeds annual refugee ceiling amid influx from DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has hit its annual refugee admission target at half year, exerting more pressure on the country to urgently look for donations if its globally recognized open door policy is to be sustained. Douglas Asiimwe, the Acting Commissioner for Refugees at the Office of the …

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AU chief urges “calm and dialogue” between Rwanda, DR Congo

Dakar, Senegal | Xinhua | The chairperson of the African Union (AU) has called for “calm and dialogue” between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), expressing serious concern over the rising tension between the two neighbors. “I call for calm and dialogue between the two countries, and for …

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Limited security hinders Uganda-DR Congo road works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The construction of Kasindi-Beni road in DR. Congo is being slowed down because of  limited security in the area, according to the project contractor. The joint road construction project in Eastern DR Congo consists of the 80-kilometre Kasindi section at the border to Beni. It …

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