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Advancing Congo Troops Take Control of Rumangabo From M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - October 28, 2013

FARDC soldiers on the front linesDR Congo’s army continued its advance north towards M23 rebel strongholds on Monday. After Kibumba, Kiwanja and Rutshuru, it was the turn of Rumangabo to fall under the control of the Congolese Armed Forces, also known as the FARDC.
Rwandan Support for M23 Rebels Frustrates Attempts to End Fighting in Eastern Congo

Scott Stearns/VOA News - September 26, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets DR Congo President Joseph KabilaU.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the attacks being carried out by rebels in Eastern Congo against civilians "appalling". African heads of state met at the United Nations to discuss the conflict, which the United States says Rwanda is fueling by backing those rebels.
Ban Ki-moon Confirms M23 Rebels Shelled Rwanda

Radio Okapi - August 31, 2013

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed in a statement that the M23 rebels were responsible for firing shells into Rwanda, despite claims by Rwandan authorities that DR Congo's army was to blame.
UN Security Council debate focuses on peace efforts for Africa's Great Lakes region

UN News Centre - July 25, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) addresses the Security Council. At right is United States Secretary of State John Kerry. UN Photo/JC McIlwaineThe Security Council today restated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa’s strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
M23 Rebels Kill, Rape Civilians in Eastern Congo: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch - July 22, 2013

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012M23 rebels have summarily executed at least 44 people and raped at least 61 women and girls since March 2013 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Local residents and rebel deserters reported recent forced recruitment of men and boys by the M23 in both Rwanda and Congo.
M23 Rebels in Disarray in Eastern Congo, Says Government Spokesman

Radio Okapi - July 19, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaLambert Mende said that the M23 rebels supported by Rwanda were in disarray in North Kivu province. He warned, however, that “winning a battle does not mean winning the war” and called on the military to continue to fight to win the war.
UN Security Council approves intervention force to target armed groups in DR Congo

UN News Centre - March 28, 2013

UN Security Council votes to authorize the deployment of an intervention force to target armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/JC McIlwaineThe Security Council today authorized the deployment of an intervention brigade within the current United Nations peacekeeping operation in DR Congo. The intervention brigade will carry out targeted offensive operations, with or without the Congolese national army, against armed groups that threaten peace in the eastern part of DRC.
Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal

VOA News - February 24, 2013

SADC, ICGLR leaders sign DR Congo peace deal in Addis AbabaEleven African countries have signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 11 signing countries are from the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region will likely lead to deploying an intervention brigade in the DRC.
UN Security Council Condemns Latest M23 Attacks, Extends Sanctions on Rebels

UN News Centre - November 28, 2012

MONUSCO peacekeepers evacuate children following the capture of Goma in the DR Congo by M23The Security Council extended the arms embargo and other sanctions imposed against armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while expressing its intention to consider additional targeted sanctions against the leadership of the M23, the rebel fighters that recently occupied the eastern provincial capital of Goma.
UN Security Council condemns 'any and all outside support' to M23 rebels

UN News Centre - October 19, 2012

Amb. Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala presides over the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)“The Security Council calls upon all countries in the region to condemn the M23, as well as other armed groups, and to cooperate actively with the Congolese authorities in disarming and demobilizing the M23 as well as other armed groups and dismantling the M23 parallel administration,” said in a presidential statement.







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