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Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says

Congo News Agency - November 6, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaThe Congolese government says it will not sign a “peace deal” with the M23 rebels now that they have been defeated. Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters during a news conference in Kinshasa on Tuesday that there will only be a “statement.”
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.
Congo Army Dislodges M23 Rebels From Strategic Town of Kibumba

Radio Okapi - October 26, 2013

Colonel Mamadou Ndala briefs North Kivu governor Julien Paluku in KibumbaDR Congo's army has recaptured the town of Kibumba, located 27 kilometers north of Goma, in North Kivu province. The spokesman of the Congolese Armed Forces in the province, Col. Olivier Hamuli, announced Saturday afternoon that the army, known as FARDC, had taken control of the town. He called on the M23 rebels to disarm.
Congo Army Takes Control of Kibumba After Fighting With M23 Rebels Resumes

Radio Okapi - October 25, 2013

FARDC soldiersDR Congo's army took control of the center of Kibumba on Friday after fighting broke out early in the morning with M23 rebels. The area had been completely occupied by the rebels before the fighting began in the territory of Nyiragongo, in North Kivu province.
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.
Rwanda 'recruiting for M23 rebels'

BBC News - July 31, 2013

More than 800,000 civilians have been displaced because of the M23 rebellionFour Rwandans have told the BBC the army forcibly recruited them to fight for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The four said they were seeking asylum in Uganda after fleeing the fighting.
UN mission sets up security zone in eastern DR Congo, gives rebels 48 hour ultimatum

UN News Centre - July 30, 2013

Tanzanian special forces, part of MONUSCO, in Sake, North KivuThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo announced that it will, for the first time, use its intervention brigade to enforce a security zone around the flashpoint city of Goma in the eastern part of the country, giving rebels 48 hours to disarm.
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.
Congo Army Strikes M23 Rebels Base At Rumangabo

Robert Esaki - July 24, 2013

M23 soldiers demonstrate unarmed combat at Rumangabo military camp, North Kivu April 27, 2013The Congolese army hit deep into M23 rebels’ territory on Wednesday as three attack helicopters bombed the strategic military base at Rumangabo, located 50 kilometers north of Goma, and one of the biggest M23 bases in the region.
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.







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