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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 Said to Flee Rumangabo After Congo Army Airstrikes

Congo News Agency - July 25, 2013

Congolese army troops, known as FARDCThe M23 rebels are said to have fled from one of their biggest military base in North Kivu province and eastern Congo. The military base at Rumangabo was shelled on Wednesday by Congolese army attack helicopters, which are said to have inflicted heavy losses to the M23 rebels.
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.
U.S. Tells Rwanda to Remove Its Military Personel From Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - July 23, 2013

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen PsakiThe United States has called on Rwanda to stop all support to the M23 rebels a day after Human Rights Watch published new evidence that Rwanda continues to support the rebels in their campaign of terror across the border in eastern 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.
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.
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.
Rebel Leader Bosco Ntaganda Makes First Appearence Before the ICC

VOA News - March 26, 2013

Bosco Ntaganda during his initial appearance before the International Criminal Court on 26 March 2013After years of fleeing justice, Bosco Ntaganda finally appeared before the ICC to start a lengthy process to decide whether to press war crime charges against him. Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.







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