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Conflict in DRC : Uganda calls an urgent summit

Conflict in DRC : Uganda calls an urgent summit | African News Agency | Scoop.it
Meeting will take place on Thursday and unite 11 countries members of the international Conference of the Region of the Big Lakes (ICGLR).
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DRC: Lives at Risk as Fighting Continues in Katanga Province

DRC: Lives at Risk as Fighting Continues in Katanga Province | African News Agency | Scoop.it

Fighting in Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and perilously reduced access to lifesaving medical services, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

 

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DRC: Swift action in Goma helps wounded and wider population | RDC Under Attack

DRC: Swift action in Goma helps wounded and wider population | RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it
Many people have been wounded, while the thousands forced to flee their homes to Goma have been without help for several days, said Frédéric Boyer, head of the ICRC sub-delegation in the city.
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Aid Workers Struggle To Provide Services In Congo - RDC Under Attack

Aid Workers Struggle To Provide Services In Congo - RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it
The rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo has set off another humanitarian crisis. Tens of thousands of displaced villagers who fled the fighting are on the march with their belongings, and someone has to take care of them.
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DRC rebels steal the show after regional summit on conflict - RDC Under Attack

DRC rebels steal the show after regional summit on conflict - RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it
KAMPALA — M23 rebels said on Sunday they had opened talks with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, hours after a regional summit called on them to end their offensive in the east of the country.
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Congo government says no talks with M23 rebels before Goma pullout - RDC Under Attack

Congo government says no talks with M23 rebels before Goma pullout - RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - Congo's government will not negotiate with M23 rebels in the east of the Central African country until the rebels pull out of the city of Goma, a government spokesman said on Sunday.

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Presidente do Congo e líder rebelde se reunirão em Uganda

Presidente do Congo e líder rebelde se reunirão em Uganda | African News Agency | Scoop.it
Kinshasa - O presidente da República Democrática do Congo (RDC), Joseph Kabila, e o líder do movimento rebelde M23, Jean Marie Runiga, se reunirão amanhã, sábado, em Campala, na Uganda, para tentar encontrar uma solução à crise no leste do país.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo:Swift action in Goma helps wounded and wider population

Following the recent clashes that shook the city of Goma and the surrounding area in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), businesses and public transport have gradually been getting back to normal in the last two days. The lull has given the ICRC, working closely with the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic, an opportunity to gauge the scale of people's needs and to provide emergency aid.

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Stability in the Congo remains elusive as rebels seize key towns in the east

Stability in the Congo remains elusive as rebels seize key towns in the east | African News Agency | Scoop.it

THE two words "Congo" and "stability" are looking as far apart today as at any time in the past 15 years with no sign that Rwanda-backed rebels are ready to halt their stunning offensive in the east of the stricken country.

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Democratic Republic of Congo must protect Dr. Denis Mukwege after violent attack

Democratic Republic of Congo must protect Dr. Denis Mukwege after violent attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it
The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict urgently calls on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to protect Doctor Denis Mukwege.
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DRC crisis: Zim army unwelcome

DRC crisis: Zim army unwelcome | African News Agency | Scoop.it

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government on Tuesday defended possible intervention by Zimbabwean troops to help it thwart a rebellion amid an outcry by human rights groups in that country who fear a repeat of the 1998 war.

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Ebola outbreak kills one, infects three in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak kills one, infects three in DR Congo | African News Agency | Scoop.it
KINSHASA (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola has killed one person and is believed to have infected three others over the last week in northeastern Congo, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on...
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Congo succession drama still plays out years after Kabila’s death

Congo succession drama still plays out years after Kabila’s death | African News Agency | Scoop.it

THE recent arrest of 19 men in South Africa for allegedly planning a coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the latest twist in the fate of the Mai Mai, the militia that helped late former Congolese president Laurent-Désiré Kabila to power.

 

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Goma tense as ultimatum for rebel departure looms - RDC Under Attack

Goma tense as ultimatum for rebel departure looms - RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it

GOMA, Congo (AP) — This Congolese city recently seized by rebels was tense Monday, as residents waited to see if the fighters will abide by a midnight deadline to withdraw from Goma, a week after taking the strategic regional capital in a humiliating defeat for the Congolese army.

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Summit urges withdrawal of Congo rebels - RDC Under Attack

Summit urges withdrawal of Congo rebels - RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it

Central African leaders on Saturday demanded the withdrawal of M23 rebels from the mineral-rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.Eleven regional heads of state issued the call at an emergency summit in Kampala amid UN warnings that aid workers are struggling to reach more than 100,000 people displaced by the fighting in eastern Congo.

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UN knew about rape in DRC, but failed to stop it! RDC Under Attack

UN knew about rape in DRC, but failed to stop it!  RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it

UN knew about rape in DRC, but failed to stop it! #Raped #Women #DRC #RDCUnderAttack http://twitpic.com/bgc8k5

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Residents in Congo flee rebel violence - RDC Under Attack

Residents in Congo flee rebel violence - RDC Under Attack | African News Agency | Scoop.it
Hundreds of residents in the eastern Congo towns of Sake and Minova walked toward a nearby village on Saturday to avoid more fighting between rebels and the army, who they accuse of looting and rapes.
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Uganda: Kagame does not come at the summit of Kampala

Uganda: Kagame does not come at the summit of Kampala | African News Agency | Scoop.it

The Rwandan president Paul Kagame will not attend on Saturday at the summit of Kampala intended to find a resolution in conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Thousands flee fighting as Congo crisis deepens

Thousands flee fighting as Congo crisis deepens | African News Agency | Scoop.it
GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo: A humanitarian crisis is looming in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, aid agencies have warned, after another day of fighting sent thousands of people fleeing for safety.
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DRC: SADC condemns Congolese rebels

DRC: SADC condemns Congolese rebels | African News Agency | Scoop.it

MAPUTO, Nov. 23 — Member countries of the the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have condemned the rebels of M23 for occupying Goma, in their offensive against the Kinshasa government.

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DRC: battles around Sake, locality take on Wednesday by the rebels

DRC: battles around Sake, locality take on Wednesday by the rebels | African News Agency | Scoop.it
Battles took place on Thursday around the locality of Sake the capital of Nord-Kivu, in the east of the democratic Republic of Congo.
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DRC: epidemic of measles in the northeast

DRC: epidemic of measles in the northeast | African News Agency | Scoop.it
An epidemic of measles has already made 22 deaths since last April, in department of Likouala, in northeast of DRC, brought back on Friday the public radio.
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SADC accuses Rwanda of interference in DRC

SADC accuses Rwanda of interference in DRC | African News Agency | Scoop.it
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has “noted with great concern” the current upsurge of fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo and has blamed it on Rwanda.
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Rapes of Young Girls in DRC Still Unpunished

Rapes of Young Girls in DRC Still Unpunished | African News Agency | Scoop.it

KINSHASA, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - A rash of recent rape cases has sparked local criticism of the weakness of the justice system in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where inadequate resources and simple incompetence mean survivors of sexual violence hold little hope of obtaining justice.

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