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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.
DR Congo Will Defend Itself Against an Attack by Rwanda, Government Says

Congo News Agency - August 31, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaDR Congo’s government said on Friday it will protect its population against any military attack by the Rwandan army on its territory. Government spokesman and minister of information Lambert Mende noted that “Rwandan authorities have increasingly threatened in recent days to go to war against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mortar Shells From Rwanda Kill Civilians in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - August 23, 2013

Mortar shells from Rwanda hit a house in the eastern Congo city of GomaM23 rebels and their allies in Rwanda deliberately shelled civilians neighborhoods in Goma on Thursday, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Friday during a press conference in Kinshasa. One woman and her three children were killed when mortar shells hit civilian neighborhoods in the eastern Congo city.
DR Congo Asks Rwanda to Turn Over M23 Rebel Leaders

Congo News Agency - July 26, 2013

M23 Rebel leader Jean-Marie RunigaDR Congo’s government said on Friday it has sent three international arrest warrants to Rwanda against former M23 rebel leader Jean-Marie Runiga and commanders Baudouin Ngaruye, Eric Badege and Innocent Zimurinda.
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.
120 M23 Rebels Killed in East, Government Says

VOA News - July 15, 2013

FARDC soldier in KivuThe Democratic Republic of Congo says its forces have killed 120 rebels and captured another dozen in fighting in North Kivu province. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Monday that about 10 army soldiers have died in the fighting north of Goma, the provincial capital.
DR Congo Will Not Negotiate With M23 Rebels, Government Says

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012

Joseph Kabila, Ban Ki-moon and Paul Kagame meet at the UN on 27 September 2012M23 rebels claimed on Monday they were retreating from the outskirts of the eastern Congo city of Goma to give negotiations a chance after issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to the government. The government did not waste any time to respond. The Congolese government said on Monday it will not negotiate with the M23 rebels.
Congo Government Says Bosco Ntaganda Rebels Trained in Rwanda

Congo News Agency - June 10, 2012

Lambert MendeThe Congolese government has confirmed reports by the United Nations mission in DR Congo and Human Rights Watch that former rebels led by wanted war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda have received reinforcements from Rwanda.
Congo Army Advances On Rebels Holdout, Says Official

Peter Clottey/VOA News - June 5, 2012

Lambert Mende OmalangaInformation minister Lambert Mende says the national army is crushing the rebellion by renegade soldiers loyal to General Bosco Ntaganda. “The army is advancing and they are doing very well. And we hope that in the hours or days to come, the job will be finished. I think everything will be done very soon,” said Lambert Mende.
Kabila Names Members of New Government

ACP - April 30, 2012

Matata Ponyo MaponPresident Joseph Kabila named the members of the new government led by Prime Minister Matata Ponyo on Saturday. The new cabinet will have thirty six members, including two deputy prime ministers, twenty five ministers, one minister-delegate and eight deputy ministers.







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