|Congo Army Liberates Rutshuru, Kiwanja and Kibumba From M23 Rebels
Congo News Agency - October 27, 2013
|DR Congo’s army has liberated three major towns from the M23 rebels in a span of just three days. It is a dramatic fall for the M23 rebels, who have terrorized hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Congo for more than a year.
|Congo Army Dislodges M23 Rebels From Strategic Town of Kibumba
Radio Okapi - October 26, 2013
|DR Congo's army has recaptured the town of Kibumba, located 27 kilometers north of Goma, in North Kivu province. The spokesman of the Congolese Armed Forces in the province, Col. Olivier Hamuli, announced Saturday afternoon that the army, known as FARDC, had taken control of the town. He called on the M23 rebels to disarm.
|Ban Ki-moon Confirms M23 Rebels Shelled Rwanda
Radio Okapi - August 31, 2013
|U.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
|DR 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
|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
|M23 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
|Dozens 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
|A 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.
|UN Security Council debate focuses on peace efforts for Africa's Great Lakes region
UN News Centre - July 25, 2013
|The 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
|The 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.