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Armed Groups in Eastern Congo Ready to Disarm

AFRICANGLOBE - Several armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have said they are ready to lay down their weapons, following the army's defeat of M23 rebels. Since then, there has been a series of letters and declarations by other militias expressing their willingness to be demobilized.

Tension High In DR Congo as UN Brigade Prepares to Attack...

The planned offensive by the UN Intervention Brigade on M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo this week is raising fears of a humanitarian crisis. Aid workers have warned that the existing humanitarian crisis in the war-ravaged mineral rich eastern part of DRC could worsen if the UN hybrid force uses force to disarm the rebels, who have vowed to fight back if attacked

DR Congo: Dilemma as UN Plans Intervention

AFRICANGLOBE - United Nations aid workers and vulnerable civilians are under threat of violent attacks following a planned offensive by UN peacekeeping forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The offensive was planned on the back of frequent rebel forces attacks on civilians and aid workers, as a method of undermining or fighting local and international governments.

Congo: Rwandan Warlord Surrenders to U.S. Embassy In Kigali

AFRICANGLOBE - Bosco Ntaganda, the Rwandan-born Tutsi rebel sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and an alleged leader of the M23 revolt in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, walked into the US Embassy in Rwanda on Monday and handed himself over, the US government said.

Does DR Congo Need Surveillance Drones?

AFRICANGLOBE - As efforts towards a negotiated solution to the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue, the UN is pushing for deployment of surveillance drones in the area. In a closed meeting on Tuesday, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous asked the Security Council to support deployment of surveillance drones in the east of the DRC

Congo: Documented Cases of Human Rights Abuse Emerge Against M23 Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - Newly documented human rights violations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) include cases of arbitrary executions and rape - among...

A Field Diary From Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

The conflicts in DR Congo have claimed nearly the same number of lives as having a 9/11 attack every single day for 360 days, the genocide that struck Rwanda in 1994, the ethnic cleansing that overwhelmed Bosnia in the mid-1990s, the genocide that took place in Darfur, the number of people killed in the great tsunami that struck Asia in 2004, and the number of people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki--all combined and then doubled."

Understanding the Conflict in Eastern Congo

The neutral force for the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has to be cognizant of the history of the country and north Kivu...

Eastern Congo Reaches New Depths of Suffering As Militias Take Control

Millions of people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are now at the mercy of militias as the country's long-running conflict descends into widespread...

Renewed Fighting Highlights Urgent Need to End Conflict Minerals Trade in...

Renewed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) underscores the urgent need for companies and governments to clean up Congo's minerals trade, said...

Omar Al-Bashir Renews Weapons Support for Joseph Kony

AFRICANGLOBE - The Government of Sudan has renewed its military support to Joseph Kony and the Lords' Resistance Army, the Ugandan Ministry of Defence disclosed