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Armed group seizes several villages in northeast DR Congo

Rebels attacked an army position early Monday before taking control of several villages near the border with Uganda. Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | A group of unidentified fighters have seized several villages near the city of Goma, capital of North Kivu province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since Monday …

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M23: Congo ex-rebels head home from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s government on Tuesday repatriated 70 Congolese ex-rebels and their families, who had volunteered to return home five years after they were defeated, the foreign ministry said. The 70 ex-soldiers, as well as 10 family members, had all been members of a rebel group called …

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22 dead in DR Congo army clashes with M23 rebels

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  The Congolese army said Wednesday it had killed 20 fighters from the M23 militia group and lost two soldiers in clashes with the rebels since the end of January. General Leon Mushale told reporters in the eastern city of Goma that a further 25 …

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DRC: 16 killed in three days of clashes with M23

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Sixteen people have been killed in three days of fighting this week that pitted the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army against a rebel militia, a military spokesman told AFP Thursday. Guillaume Djike, a spokesman for the army in troubled North Kivu province in the …

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Congo M23 militia fighters seek refuge in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Thirty individuals claiming to be members of a Congolese militia group have sought refuge in neighbouring Rwanda, saying they were fleeing a Congo army offensive, the Rwandan government said Monday. The fighters were unarmed when they were apprehended after crossing the border near the Rubavu …

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UGANDA: No M23 rebels have left camp

Uganda military denies Congolese rebels left camp Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s military on Monday denied that armed Congolese rebels sheltering in the country had crossed back into the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying they were still in their camp. The DRC government said Sunday that at least 200 …

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M23 rebels in DR Congo want new demob scheme

Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s disbanded M23 rebel movement has called on the government to agree a new demobilisation scheme following deadly clashes near a camp housing former rebels dissatisfied with their conditions. M23 leader Bertrand Bisimwa said in a statement that the deaths of several people …

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DRC government, M23 sign peace deal

By The Independent Team The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday signed a peace deal with the M23 rebels, Kenya’s presidential spokesman Manoah Esipisu said. “DRC govt, M23 sign peace agreement in Nairobi,” Manoah Esipisu wrote on his twitter account. Several regional leaders who had travelled to …

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