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Uganda in sanctions crisis

Targeting of top officials by U.S. puts country in diplomatic minefield Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | For the fourth year in a row, the Uganda government has been on the receiving end of sanctions from the United States which accuses it of overseeing deteriorating human rights in the country. …

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M23 say ready to talk to DRC govt

Kivu, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | M23 rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire to pave way for dialogue with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. This comes after a week of heavy fighting between the rebels and government troops on Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu province about three kilometers …

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Congolese refugees start returning home

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A big number of Congolese refugees from Bunagana town council in Kisoro district have returned home following their displacement.  About 30,000 refugees crossed into Uganda following last week heavy fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and Congolese government troops in Rutshuru Territory, …

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East African Community admits DR Congo as 7th member

Arusha, Tanzania | Xinhua | The East African Community (EAC) heads of state summit on Tuesday admitted the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into the regional bloc, making it the seventh member of the bloc. A communique issued by the EAC at its headquarters in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha …

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DRC in EAC : What you should know

Shortly after his controversial electoral victory in early 2019, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi sought to get his country admitted into the East African Community. Recently, the East African Community ministers recommended the DRC’s admission, a decision set to be formalised by the bloc’s …

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Military bases attacked by M23 rebels in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | Several army positions have come under attack by March 23 Movement (M23) rebels since early Monday in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to local security sources. M23 rebels have launched several attacks on positions of the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) in the Rutshuru …

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