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M23 accuses FARDC, coalition of striking positions of displaced locals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | M23 rebels are accusing the Congolese government troops, the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), and their militia coalition of using fighter jets and heavy artillery to strike positions hosting displaced civilians in Bwiza and surrounding groupings in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu …

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Kenyan army deployed to North Kivu to stem rebel fighting

Goma, DRC | Xinhua | A contingent of the Kenyan army arrived Saturday in Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province, located in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as part of the military intervention by the East African Community (EAC) to stem the armed violence in this part …

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Bunagana market halts operations over refugee influx

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bunagana market in Bunagana town council, Kisoro district has halted operations over the influx of Congolese refugees fleeing fighting in Rutshuru territory. Fresh fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) resumed on …

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51 ADF rebels killed since inception of Operation shujja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 51 rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF have been killed in active combat since November last year when the Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF attacked their bases in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The operation code-named Shujja is jointly conducted with the Armed …

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FARDC disregards Museveni’s advice on ceasefire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Congolese government has insisted that it will not change its stand on negotiations with the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in Rutshuru territory despite President Yoweri Museveni’s fresh advice on dialogue. M23 rebels have been fighting FARDC since early March. Rebels on June 13 captured …

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M23 rebels allow refugees to cross to Rutshuru for basic needs

Bunagana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The M23 rebels have allowed DRC refugees who are camping in Bunagana town council to cross back to Rutshuru and pick up basic needs. The rebels conquered Bunagana border in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province on Monday after overpowering DRC government security forces in the area. …

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FARDC soldiers flee to Uganda as M23 capture Bunagana border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | M23 rebels have captured Bunagana border on the side of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, forcing over 150 government soldiers to flee into Uganda. The FARDC soldiers have surrendered to Ugandan authorities at Bunagana border. This follows renewed fighting near Bunagana border in Rutshuru territory, …

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Operation shujja commanders discuss progress in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Peoples Defense Forces and Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-FARDC have held talks in Fort Portal city to review the ongoing military operations in DRC. The meeting  follows a joint offensive that was launched by the two countries against ADF …

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Security stops trucks crossing to DRC as M23, FARDC clash

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has stopped trucks crossing Bunagana border in Kisoro district to the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the intense clashes between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels in Rutshuru territory. Heavy fighting broke …

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