Congolese Fighting Uproots Thousands

A new outbreak of fighting between Congolese government forces and the M23 rebel movement has uprooted tens of thousands of people, says the United Nations.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:  New Fighting Uproots Thousands

    UN News Service, 16 July 2013

    The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern about a new emergency in the North Kivu area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where renewed fighting has... read more »


  • Congo-Kinshasa:  M23 Rebels Advance Towards Goma

    UN News Service, 15 July 2013

    United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on high alert today and stand ready to use force to protect civilians in Goma from an advancing... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  M23 Rebel Attack Sparks Heavy Fighting - UN

    United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo, 14 July 2013

    In the afternoon of 14 July, heavy fighting broke out in Mutaho, 8 km NW of Goma, after an FARDC position in the locality was attacked by a significant group of the more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  DRC, M23 Peace Talks to Resume in Kampala

    The New Times, 9 June 2013

    Talks aimed at ending fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between government troops and the M23 rebels could resume next more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  New Urgency to Talks With M23 Rebels, 8 July 2013

    There is a new urgency to the latest round of talks in Kampala between the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its foes in the M23 rebel more »

M23 rebels in Goma.

  • Uganda:  M23 Kampala Talks Set to Resume

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 20 June 2013

    Delegates representing the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the rebel M23 are back in Kampala, Uganda, for a fresh round of peace talks, but analysts say... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Rwandan Support for Congo's Rebels Waning

    Voice of America, 1 July 2013

    United Nations experts say support for the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo is waning, but that the group is still getting some help from more »

  • Uganda:  Will World Bank Buy Peace in DR Congo?

    The Independent, 28 June 2013

    The recent joint visit to the Great Lakes Region by the UN secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to support a peace deal in DR Congo and promote... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Time Still Not Right for Congolese Refugees to Return

    Inter Press Service, 21 June 2013

    Tuyisenge*, a former teacher from the Democratic Republic of Congo province of North Kivu, sat on a tree stump watching his fellow refugees go about their lives along the terraces... read more »

  • Central Africa:  Army Deploys on Rebel-Controlled Frontiers

    New Vision, 20 June 2013

    The Democratic Republic of Congo government Wednesday deployed hundreds of soldiers and tanks along its frontier with M23 rebels territory creating up new tensions in the war-torn... read more »

  • Uganda:  M23 Rebels to Resume Talks With DR Congo

    New Vision, 10 June 2013

    The M23 rebel group has said that it has returned to Kampala to resume talks with the Kinshasa regime after the recent meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki more »

  • Central Africa:  Advocacy Groups Welcome New U.S Great Lakes Envoy

    Voice of America, 19 June 2013

    Nineteen advocacy groups and Congo experts are giving the thumps up to President Barack Obama's appointment of former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold as the new U.S. Special Envoy for... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  M23 Rebels Accuse DRC Government of Rejecting Negotiations

    Voice of America, 14 June 2013

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels are accusing the government of refusing to negotiate at peace talks in Kampala, more »