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UN Security Council Condemns Latest M23 Attacks, Extends Sanctions on Rebels

UN News Centre - November 28, 2012

MONUSCO peacekeepers evacuate children following the capture of Goma in the DR Congo by M23The Security Council extended the arms embargo and other sanctions imposed against armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while expressing its intention to consider additional targeted sanctions against the leadership of the M23, the rebel fighters that recently occupied the eastern provincial capital of Goma.
The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense

Congo News Agency - November 28, 2012

Presidents Joseph Kabila, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame in Kampala, UgangaThe M23 rebels say they want to “liberate” DR Congo. They say they will take their fight thousands of miles westward to the capital Kinshasa if necessary. The M23 want to overthrow Kabila? Nonsense. It could be argued that Rwanda and Uganda have never had, and will likely never have, a better friend in power in Kinshasa than Mr. Kabila.
Thousands of Women March Against M23 Rebels in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - November 24, 2012

Women protested in front of UN offices in Kinshasa on FridayThousands of women protested against the M23 rebels in Kinshasa on Friday in the biggest demonstration yet in DR Congo’s capital against the rebels’ capture of the eastern Congo city of Goma on Tuesday. Women took the streets to condemn the M23 rebels, and the failure of the Congolese army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop the rebels’ advance.
Protests Against M23 Rebels, Government and UN Spread

Congo News Agency - November 22, 2012

Protesters marching against the M23 in Bukavu on WednesdayProtests against the M23 spread to South Kivu province on Wednesday as thousands of residents took to the streets in Bukavu to vent their fury after the fall of Goma to the rebels on Tuesday. The protests in Bukavu mirror those that took place on Tuesday in Kisangani and Bunia in which the M23, the PPRD and MONUSCO were the targets.
Thousands Protest M23 Capture of Goma, Turn on Government and UN

Congo News Agency - November 21, 2012

Protesters burn PPRD headquaters in KisanganiThousands of students protested on Tuesday after M23 rebels seized the eastern Congo city of Goma. They were mostly expressing their furor at the M23 rebels, but also targeted the government and the United Nations mission in DR Congo, whose soldiers and peacekeepers were unable to stop the rebels from taking the city.
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.
DR Congo Officials Vow to Defend Goma Against M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012

Goma, capital city of North Kivu province in eastern CongoNorth Kivu province Governor Julien Paluku has reassured residents of the eastern Congo city of Goma that it remains under the control of the Congolese army. He dismissed rumors that top government and military officials have fled towards Bukavu, in South Kivu province. Military officials in Goma vowed to defend the city against an attack by M23 rebels.
U.S. Treasury Department Sanctions M23 Rebel Leader

U.S. Department of the Treasury - November 13, 2012

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012"Sultani Makenga is responsible for extensive atrocities against the population in the DRC, including the recruitment of child soldiers, and campaigns of violence against civilians," said Adam J. Szubin, the Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
UN Security Council condemns 'any and all outside support' to M23 rebels

UN News Centre - October 19, 2012

Amb. Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala presides over the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)“The Security Council calls upon all countries in the region to condemn the M23, as well as other armed groups, and to cooperate actively with the Congolese authorities in disarming and demobilizing the M23 as well as other armed groups and dismantling the M23 parallel administration,” said in a presidential statement.
At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo

UN News Service - September 27, 2012

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of CongoStressing the need to end the suffering caused by the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has uprooted over 300,000 civilians since earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an urgent and peaceful resolution based on dialogue.







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