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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.
Army Suspends Military Operations Against Ntaganda Loyalists

Congo News Agency - May 6, 2012

Didier Etumba - FARDCThe Congolese army has regained control of the areas of Masisi and Rutshuru, in North Kivu province, which were occupied last week by mutinous soldiers loyal to renegade general Bosco Ntaganda. DR Congo’s Army Chief of Staff, General Didier Etumba, said in a press release on Sunday that military operations against the “undisciplined” soldiers have been suspended.
Kabila Insists on Military Discipline as Mutiny Fades

Congo News Agency - April 11, 2012

Joseph Kabila with Congolese Army officers in Goma, North Kivu ProvincePresident Joseph Kabila held a two-hour meeting with army officers based in North and South Kivu provinces on Tuesday to insist on military discipline and cohesion. Many of the soldiers who defected last week have begun surrendering. DR Congo's Army Chief of Staff General Etumba said that those who do not comply with military regulations will be sanctioned individually according to their responsibilities in the mutiny even if they surrender.
Kabila, Army Chief of Staff head to eastern Congo to deal with defectors

Congo News Agency - April 10, 2012

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaPresident Joseph Kabila and the Congolese Army Chief of Staff General Didier Etumba arrived in Goma on Monday to deal with the security threat posed by the defections of former rebels integrated into the army under a peace deal. General Etumba said that “those who do not want to submit to the republican order will be hunted down by the army.”
Kimia II operations to be launched in South Kivu by Sunday - FARDC

Radio Okapi - July 9, 2009

Didier EtumbaKimia II operations will probably be launched this Sunday in South Kivu province. This announcement was made in Bukavu on Thursday by the Chief of Staff of the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) Didier Etumba at a press briefing. So far troops in Kimia II operations have been taking position and merely responding to attacks by the FDLR. They are now in the active phase of the operation.



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