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Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 251

Xinhua - March 27, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaA total of 251 Congolese refugees returning to their country from a refugee camp in Uganda died on Saturday in a boat accident on Lake Albert, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende has said. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the search will continue to find other bodies. He said 251 bodies have been recovered out of 292 that were onboard the ill-fated boat.
U.S. sending more personnel to Uganda to hunt LRA leader Joseph Kony

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Joseph KonyThe United States is deploying CV-22 Osprey aircraft and more military personnel to Uganda to help track down Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) doing evil in several Central African nations, the State Department said on Monday.
Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 108 people

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaThe death toll in the weekend boat accident in western Uganda has risen to 108 from 19 that were reported on Saturday. Most of the passengers on the boat were Democratic Republic of Congo refugees returning home. The total number of the people who were on the boat is not yet known. Fourty five people survived the accident.
DR Congo Takes Chairmanship of COMESA at Summit in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - February 26, 2014

Kabila becomes COMESA's chairperson on 2.26.2014 in KinshasaDR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila took the chairmanship of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on Wednesday at the opening of the 17th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the organization in Kinshasa. “After 20 years of growth characterized by an exemplary dynamism, COMESA has become a powerful tool for promoting the development of its member states as well as the integration of their economies,” Mr. Kabila said.
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.
Colonel Mamadou Ndala Is Killed in Ambush

Congo News Agency - January 2, 2014

Colonel Mamadou NdalaColonel Mamadou Moustapha Ndala, who led Congolese army soldiers on the front lines during their victory against the M23 rebels, was killed on Thursday in Beni, North Kivu province, during an ambush. According to military sources, Col. Mamadou Ndala died after a rocket hit his vehicle near the village of Mazizi.
DR Congo, M23 Rebels Sign Declarations Marking End of Kampala Peace Talks

Radio Okapi - December 12, 2013

Charles Okoto, Malu Malu and Raymond Tshibanda at Kampala peace talksDR Congo’s government and the former M23 rebels have signed two documents marking the end of the peace talks they were holding in Kampala, Uganda, since December of last year. The two sides each signed a different document from the one signed by the other side on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.
No 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, DR Congo Says

Congo News Agency - November 11, 2013

Raymond TshibandaThe signing of a document that was supposed to mark the end of peace talks between DR Congo’s government and the defeated M23 rebels was postponed indefinitely on Monday in Entebbe, Uganda, over a disagreement on its wording and title.
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.”
Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - November 4, 2013

Colonel Mamadou Ndala and the FARDC are welcomed by the population in a liberated townDR Congo’s army took control of the hill of Mbuzi on Monday, one of the last positions still being held by the M23 rebels, who have been entrenched on three hills near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda since they lost their last stronghold of Bunagana.







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