Rebels Advance to Crucial DR Congo City

For the first time since 2008 rebels have managed to progress to the outskirts of Goma, after pushing back UN and government troops.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   Rebels Advance on Eastern Capital

    UN News, 19 November 2012

    United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today continued to assist the national army to halt the advance of the M23, while Secretary-General Ban… Read more »


  • East Africa:   Regional Foreign Ministers Meet Over Congo

    New Times, 19 November 2012

    A meeting of ministers in charge of Foreign Affairs of the International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGLR) opened in Kampala yesterday to continue efforts towards finding a… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   M23 Advances to Outskirts of Goma

    Focus, 18 November 2012

    On Sunday after pushing back U.N. and government troops, the M23 rebels advanced to within 3 kilometers of Goma - a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo - marking the first… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   DRC's M23 Rebellion Under Pressure

    UNIRIN, 16 November 2012

    Heavy fighting broke out on 15 November in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo between M23 rebels and government forces (FARDC), breaking a virtual truce that had lasted… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   Will Kinshasa Go Easy On M23 Rebels?

    IWPR, 15 November 2012

    Insurgent fighters in eastern Congo find they can sign peace deals and join the army, and then desert to extract more concessions from weak government. Read more »

A UN armed-personnel carrier rides pass a Congolese woman (file photo).


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