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Dozens of M23 Rebels Killed by Congo Army in Renewed Fighting

Radio Okapi - August 22, 2013

Congolese army soldiers around Goma, North Kivu provinceDozens of M23 rebels have been killed and twelve others captured since Wednesday during renewed fighting between the rebels and the Congolese Armed Forces, known as FARDC. According to military sources in the area, the FARDC also recovered three heavy weapons during these clashes.
UN Peacekeepers Start Enforcing Security Zone in Eastern Congo

Radio Okapi - August 1, 2013

UN peacekeepers in DR CongoA 48-hour ultimatum given by the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo to armed groups around Goma and Sake to disarm or be disarmed expired on Thursday. The spokesman for the UN mission said the security zone will be enforced to secure more than one million people, including displaced people living in the area.
Rwanda 'recruiting for M23 rebels'

BBC News - July 31, 2013

More than 800,000 civilians have been displaced because of the M23 rebellionFour Rwandans have told the BBC the army forcibly recruited them to fight for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The four said they were seeking asylum in Uganda after fleeing the fighting.
UN mission sets up security zone in eastern DR Congo, gives rebels 48 hour ultimatum

UN News Centre - July 30, 2013

Tanzanian special forces, part of MONUSCO, in Sake, North KivuThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo announced that it will, for the first time, use its intervention brigade to enforce a security zone around the flashpoint city of Goma in the eastern part of the country, giving rebels 48 hours to disarm.
M23 Arrests 110 People Accusing Rebels of Looting At Rally

Robert Esaki - July 27, 2013

Sultani Makenga (center), leader of the M23 rebelsIn what looks like increasing acts of desperation and paranoia, the M23 rebels ordered people to attend a rally in Rutshuru, but what should have been a pro-rebel rally turned instead into a protest when people accused the rebels of looting, among other abuses.
DR Congo Asks Rwanda to Turn Over M23 Rebel Leaders

Congo News Agency - July 26, 2013

M23 Rebel leader Jean-Marie RunigaDR Congo’s government said on Friday it has sent three international arrest warrants to Rwanda against former M23 rebel leader Jean-Marie Runiga and commanders Baudouin Ngaruye, Eric Badege and Innocent Zimurinda.
UN Security Council debate focuses on peace efforts for Africa's Great Lakes region

UN News Centre - July 25, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) addresses the Security Council. At right is United States Secretary of State John Kerry. UN Photo/JC McIlwaineThe Security Council today restated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa’s strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
M23 Rebels Said to Flee Rumangabo After Congo Army Airstrikes

Congo News Agency - July 25, 2013

Congolese army troops, known as FARDCThe M23 rebels are said to have fled from one of their biggest military base in North Kivu province and eastern Congo. The military base at Rumangabo was shelled on Wednesday by Congolese army attack helicopters, which are said to have inflicted heavy losses to the M23 rebels.
Congo Army Strikes M23 Rebels Base At Rumangabo

Robert Esaki - July 24, 2013

M23 soldiers demonstrate unarmed combat at Rumangabo military camp, North Kivu April 27, 2013The Congolese army hit deep into M23 rebels’ territory on Wednesday as three attack helicopters bombed the strategic military base at Rumangabo, located 50 kilometers north of Goma, and one of the biggest M23 bases in the region.
U.S. Tells Rwanda to Remove Its Military Personel From Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - July 23, 2013

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen PsakiThe United States has called on Rwanda to stop all support to the M23 rebels a day after Human Rights Watch published new evidence that Rwanda continues to support the rebels in their campaign of terror across the border in eastern Congo.







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