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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.
Mortar Shells From Rwanda Kill Civilians in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - August 23, 2013

Mortar shells from Rwanda hit a house in the eastern Congo city of GomaM23 rebels and their allies in Rwanda deliberately shelled civilians neighborhoods in Goma on Thursday, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Friday during a press conference in Kinshasa. One woman and her three children were killed when mortar shells hit civilian neighborhoods in the eastern Congo city.
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.







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