UN Calls on Congo Rebels to Leave Goma

As the Security Council demanded that rebels of the M23 group pull out of the eastern DR Congo city of Goma and Uganda attempted to mediate between Rwanda and the DR Congo, the lobby group Human Rights Watch called on the United States to put pressure on Rwanda to stop backing the rebels.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:  The Fall of Goma

    African Arguments, 21 November 2012

    When the provincial capital of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fell to rebel forces yesterday, the rapidity of the rebel advance was shocking, but the fait ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  U.S. Should Urge Rwanda to End M23 Support - Human Rights Watch

    Human Rights Watch, 20 November 2012

    The United States government should publicly support sanctions against Rwandan officials backing the armed group M23, which has been responsible for widespread war crimes in ... read more »


  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Security Council Demands Immediate Withdrawal of 'M23' Rebels From Congolese City

    United Nations, 20 November 2012

    The Security Council this evening demanded the immediate withdrawal of the armed group known as the 23 March Movement (M23) from the major eastern Congolese city of Goma and the ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rwanda Calls for Political Dialogue As Goma Falls to M23

    Rwanda Focus, 20 November 2012

    The government in Kinshasa and M23 rebels should desist from further hostilities that have harmful repercussions not only on Congolese citizens but on Rwandans along the border ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rwanda Calls for DR Congo Dialogue

    The New Times, 20 November 2012

    Rwanda has urged the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) and the rebel force M23, to bring to an end the renewed hostilities and refocus attention on the ongoing peaceful solution ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rubavu Calms Down After M23 Take Goma

    Rwanda Focus, 21 November 2012

    Calm was returning to Rubavu town on the border with the DRC last evening, hours after the M23 rebels had captured Goma town, the capital of DRC's North Kivu Province. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Goma Returns to Normal As M23 Take Charge

    The New Times, 20 November 2012

    The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Goma is slowly returning to normal following its capture by M23 rebels last evening. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  The Fighting Has Stopped, Now Is the Time to Start Talking

    The New Times, 20 November 2012

    So, Goma has fallen, not with a bang but rather a whimper. And who expected any different? Certainly not I. You've heard the old saying, 'an empty tin makes the most noise', ... read more »

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