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Protests Against M23 Rebels, Government and UN Spread

Congo News Agency - November 22, 2012

Protesters marching against the M23 in Bukavu on WednesdayProtests against the M23 spread to South Kivu province on Wednesday as thousands of residents took to the streets in Bukavu to vent their fury after the fall of Goma to the rebels on Tuesday. The protests in Bukavu mirror those that took place on Tuesday in Kisangani and Bunia in which the M23, the PPRD and MONUSCO were the targets.
Thousands Protest M23 Capture of Goma, Turn on Government and UN

Congo News Agency - November 21, 2012

Protesters burn PPRD headquaters in KisanganiThousands of students protested on Tuesday after M23 rebels seized the eastern Congo city of Goma. They were mostly expressing their furor at the M23 rebels, but also targeted the government and the United Nations mission in DR Congo, whose soldiers and peacekeepers were unable to stop the rebels from taking the city.
DR Congo Will Not Negotiate With M23 Rebels, Government Says

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012

Joseph Kabila, Ban Ki-moon and Paul Kagame meet at the UN on 27 September 2012M23 rebels claimed on Monday they were retreating from the outskirts of the eastern Congo city of Goma to give negotiations a chance after issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to the government. The government did not waste any time to respond. The Congolese government said on Monday it will not negotiate with the M23 rebels.
DR Congo Officials Vow to Defend Goma Against M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012

Goma, capital city of North Kivu province in eastern CongoNorth Kivu province Governor Julien Paluku has reassured residents of the eastern Congo city of Goma that it remains under the control of the Congolese army. He dismissed rumors that top government and military officials have fled towards Bukavu, in South Kivu province. Military officials in Goma vowed to defend the city against an attack by M23 rebels.
U.S. Treasury Department Sanctions M23 Rebel Leader

U.S. Department of the Treasury - November 13, 2012

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012"Sultani Makenga is responsible for extensive atrocities against the population in the DRC, including the recruitment of child soldiers, and campaigns of violence against civilians," said Adam J. Szubin, the Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
In Eastern DRC, Ex-Fighters Make a New Life With Coffee

VOA News - November 5, 2012

In Eastern DRC, Ex-Fighters Make a New Life With CoffeeA cooperative in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is giving Congolese coffee exports a fresh start. The co-op is trying to do the same for former rebels and soldiers. They are being encouraged to make a better and safer living from coffee.
Gunmen attack anti-rape doctor Denis Mukwege

BBC News - October 26, 2012

Doctor Denis MukwegeUnknown gunmen have tried to kill a Congolese doctor widely praised for his work helping rape victims, he has told the BBC. When asked whether he had been targeted because of his work, Denis Mukwege noted that the attackers had not asked for any money.
Widespread abuse of logging permits opens up Congo's forests to more destruction

Global Witness - October 25, 2012

Logging in DR CongoIndustrial logging companies and officials are systematically abusing community logging permits in order to bypass the Democratic Republic of Congo’s freeze on new logging concessions, says a new report by Global Witness.
DR Congo coach Claude LeRoy to draw on Ghana experience

BBC Sport - October 25, 2012

Claude Le RoyDR Congo coach Claude LeRoy will use his experience as a former coach of Ghana to gain an edge when the sides meet in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The teams were placed together in Group B, along with Niger and Mali, for the tournament in South Africa. And LeRoy, who led Ghana from 2006-2008, believes his knowledge of the Black Stars might have them worried.
Mazembe's Comeback Season Ends in Semis

Congo News Agency - October 20, 2012

TP Mazembe's Nathan Sinkala during Champions League game against EsperanceTP Mazembe's quest for a fifth Champions League title will have to wait for another season. The Crows conceded a narrow 1-0 loss to holders Esperance of Tunis on Saturday, but that was all the home team needed to advance after a scoreless draw in the first leg in Lubumbashi.



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