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Congo war nears Uganda

Local and foreign-backed forces wage war over mineral riches Some residents of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo simply call it la guerre sans fin — the war without end. One morning in August, Abigael Bahati felt it in her skin as she searched for cassava leaves close to the …

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Uhuru Kenyatta calls for ceasefire in DRC

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |   Kenya’s African Union (AU) peace envoy, Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property as well as mass displacements. Kenyatta, the former Kenyan President who is …

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Rwanda regrets DR Congo’s decision to expel its envoy

Kigali, Rwanda | XINHUA |  The Rwandan government said Sunday that it regretted the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) decision to expel its envoy. The DRC’s government on Saturday ordered Rwandan Ambassador Vincent Karega to leave the country within 48 hours over Rwanda’s alleged support of rebels of the …

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Tension in region as DRC expels Rwandan ambassador

Kigali, Rwanda | ANADOLU AGENCY | Tensions between the Congo and Rwanda hit a new low Saturday as the top defense body asked the government to expel the Rwandan ambassador amid tensions concerning M23 rebels fighting in North Kivu province. Government spokesman Patrick Muyaya announced the directive on state television after …

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Besigye’s former aide Sam Mugumya released from DRC prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Mugumya, a former aide to Dr. Kiiza Besigye has been released from a military detention in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mugumya has been in detention for over eight years. While details surrounding his journey to freedom are scanty, FDC iron lady Ingrid Turinawe, …

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Ebola deaths climb

Researchers once again scramble to launch trials during a crisis | THE INDEPENDENT | A multipronged international effort has begun to pull out all the stops to launch trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Uganda, which declared an outbreak of the deadly disease on 20 September. According to the most …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

Kinshaha, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday officially declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that reemerged six weeks ago in the country’s northeastern North Kivu province. With only one case confirmed, the just-ended outbreak was one of the DRC’s least catastrophic. A previous …

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