Peacekeepers Launch Offensive in DR Congo

The UN's elite intervention brigade, which has been given a robust mandate to take on armed groups, has been drawn into renewed fighting in Goma, raising questions about its aggressive new military mandate.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN's Peacekeepers Start Offensive

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 27 August 2013

    Renewed fighting has broken out around Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, close to the Democratic Republic of Congo's border with Rwanda. read more »

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  • Congo-Kinshasa:  U.S. Calls On Rwanda and DRC to Avoid War

    Sudan Tribune, 27 August 2013

    The United States has called on Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to avoid an escalation in violence that could lead to war in the already conflict-riddled eastern ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Hundreds Flee to Burundi After Fighting

    UN News Service, 27 August 2013

    The United Nations refugee agency today said it is assisting refugees that have fled to Burundi from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's South Kivu province after ongoing deadly ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Statement By the Humanitarian Coordinator and Agencies of the United Nations

    United Nations World Food Programme, 24 August 2013

    The Humanitarian Coordinator, Moustapha Soumare, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and OCHA condemn the killings of innocent civilians in the fighting in North Kivu read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  DRC Civilians At Risk - UNHCR

    Voice of America, 27 August 2013

    U.N. agencies say civilians have been victims of the latest violence in the eastern DRC. Fighting between government forces and two rebel groups -- as well as local, ethnic ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Deteriorating Situation in DRC As Refugees Continue to Flee

    AlertNet, 27 August 2013

    Fleeing refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo say the security situation is deteriorating there, reports children's charity Plan International. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  United States - 'We Support the UN Mission in DR Congo'

    Deutsche Welle, 26 August 2013

    The United States says it has confidence in the UN as fighting rages in eastern DRC. The UN on Monday (26.08.2013) called for a probe into the deaths of two protestors allegedly ... read more »