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Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections

UN News Centre - October 7, 2015

Election day in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 28 November 2011. Photo: MONUSCOThe top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
DRC Army Putting Pressure on FDLR

Nick Long/VOA News - April 1, 2015

FDLR rebels in South KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo government forces, which launched an offensive against FDLR rebels in the east of the country a month ago, has been successful in driving the militants out of parts of North and South Kivu provinces, Congolese army spokesman General Leon Richard Kasonga said.
Senior UN officials urge Brazzaville to halt expulsion of DR Congo nationals

UN News Centre - May 26, 2014

Congolese families deported from Brazzaville arrive in KinshasaSenior United Nations officials today demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stop expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations.
New DR Congo amnesty law welcomed by UN envoys

UN News Center - February 5, 2014

Mary Robinson and Martin KoblerSenior United Nations officials today welcomed parliamentary approval of an amnesty law covering acts of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo dating back to mid-2000 as “the next step in bringing sustainable peace. The adopted law grants amnesty for acts of insurgency, acts of war and political offenses. The Envoys commend the new law for excluding amnesty for crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Congo Army Liberates Rutshuru, Kiwanja and Kibumba From M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - October 27, 2013

DR Congo FARDC soldiers on the frontlinesDR Congo’s army has liberated three major towns from the M23 rebels in a span of just three days. It is a dramatic fall for the M23 rebels, who have terrorized hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Congo for more than a year.
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.
Dozens of M23 Rebels Killed by Congo Army in Renewed Fighting

Radio Okapi - August 22, 2013

Congolese army soldiers around Goma, North Kivu provinceDozens of M23 rebels have been killed and twelve others captured since Wednesday during renewed fighting between the rebels and the Congolese Armed Forces, known as FARDC. According to military sources in the area, the FARDC also recovered three heavy weapons during these clashes.



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