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Congo Army Takes Control of Kibumba After Fighting With M23 Rebels Resumes

Radio Okapi - October 25, 2013

FARDC soldiersDR Congo's army took control of the center of Kibumba on Friday after fighting broke out early in the morning with M23 rebels. The area had been completely occupied by the rebels before the fighting began in the territory of Nyiragongo, in North Kivu province.
TP Mazembe Reach Confederation Cup Final

Congo News Agency - October 19, 2013

Nathan Sinkala célébre après avoir marqué contre Al MerreikhTP Mazembe will play for a continental title for the first time since winning consecutive Champions League titles in 2009 and 2010. The DR Congo football powerhouse qualified for the final of the Orange CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday after they beat Stade Malien 1-0 in Lubumbashi.
TP Mazembe Beat Stade Malien to Inch Closer to Confederation Cup Final

Congo News Agency - October 6, 2013

TP Mazembe fans in Bamako, Mali.TP Mazembe inched closer to a berth in the CAF Confederation Cup final on Sunday with a 2-1 away win against Stade Malien. Rainford Kalaba opened the scoring for Mazembe on 14 minutes. Tresor Mputu extended the lead nine minutes later and Morimakan Koita pulled one back on 27 minutes.
U.S. Sanctions Rwanda Over Use of Child Soldiers by M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - October 4, 2013

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012U.S. authorities announced on Thursday that they have sanctioned Rwanda over the recruitment of child soldiers by the M23 rebels operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  The United Nations and rights groups have accused Kigali of supporting the rebels.
Rwandan Support for M23 Rebels Frustrates Attempts to End Fighting in Eastern Congo

Scott Stearns/VOA News - September 26, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets DR Congo President Joseph KabilaU.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the attacks being carried out by rebels in Eastern Congo against civilians "appalling". African heads of state met at the United Nations to discuss the conflict, which the United States says Rwanda is fueling by backing those rebels.
TP Mazembe Reach Confederation Cup Semifinals

Congo News Agency - September 14, 2013

TP MazembeDR Congo’s TP Mazembe reached the semifinals of the Confederation Cup on Saturday after they beat Antente Setif of Algeria 4-2 in Lubumbashi. With 10 points, Mazembe lead Group 5 and have already qualified for the semifinals with one game still to be played next Saturday against FUS Rabat of Morocco.
DR Congo Qualifies for African Nations Championship

Radio Okapi - August 31, 2013

Leopards win CHAN DR Congo qualified for the third African Nations Championship on Friday, after a 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the second leg round of qualifying phase. The game was held at Mazembe’s Kamalondo stadium in Lubumbashi.
Ban Ki-moon Confirms M23 Rebels Shelled Rwanda

Radio Okapi - August 31, 2013

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed in a statement that the M23 rebels were responsible for firing shells into Rwanda, despite claims by Rwandan authorities that DR Congo's army was to blame.
DR Congo Will Defend Itself Against an Attack by Rwanda, Government Says

Congo News Agency - August 31, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaDR Congo’s government said on Friday it will protect its population against any military attack by the Rwandan army on its territory. Government spokesman and minister of information Lambert Mende noted that “Rwandan authorities have increasingly threatened in recent days to go to war against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
M23 Rebels Fired Shells Into Rwanda, Not Congo Army, UN Says

Robert Esaki - August 30, 2013

UN peacekeepers on the front lines in Kibati, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)The U.N. said on Thursday that the M23 rebels have been firing shells into Rwandan territory, disputing claims by the Rwandan foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, that DR Congo's army was to blame. “Firing incidents into Rwandan territory originated from M23 positions between 22 and 29 August,” U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said.







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