|Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels
Radio Okapi - November 4, 2013
|DR Congo’s army took control of the hill of Mbuzi on Monday, one of the last positions still being held by the M23 rebels, who have been entrenched on three hills near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda since they lost their last stronghold of Bunagana.
|Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal
VOA News - February 24, 2013
|Eleven African countries have signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 11 signing countries are from the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region will likely lead to deploying an intervention brigade in the DRC.
|UN Security Council condemns 'any and all outside support' to M23 rebels
UN News Centre - October 19, 2012
|“The Security Council calls upon all countries in the region to condemn the M23, as well as other armed groups, and to cooperate actively with the Congolese authorities in disarming and demobilizing the M23 as well as other armed groups and dismantling the M23 parallel administration,” said in a presidential statement.
|At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo
UN News Service - September 27, 2012
|Stressing the need to end the suffering caused by the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has uprooted over 300,000 civilians since earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an urgent and peaceful resolution based on dialogue.
|DR Congo, Rwanda Sign Pact to Fight Rebels in Eastern Congo
Congo News Agency - July 15, 2012
|DR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame have endorsed a pact seeking the creation of a new military force comprised of soldiers from “neutral” countries to fight and “eradicate” the armed groups operating in eastern Congo, including the M23 rebels led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda and the Rwandan rebels of the FDLR.
|UN, AU vow to eradicate Ugandan rebel group LRA in 2012
Xinhua - January 5, 2012
|A joint mission of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations has ended its visit to the Central African Republic, vowing "to act and ensure the eradication of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)." The "urgent need to finish LRA" was voiced by the head of the UN Regional Bureau for Central Africa (UNOCA), Abou Moussa, and the AU special envoy on the issue of LRA, Francisco Madeira.
|Observers Hail Successful DR Congo Elections
Congo News Agency - December 1, 2011
|In a joint statement released on Wednesday, elections observers from the AU, SADC, ECCAS, COMESA and the ICGLR hailed the successful holding of Monday's presidential and parliamentary elections in DR Congo. The observers called on Congolese political leaders "to continue to show a high sense of responsibility by accepting the outcome of the polls."
|Rights Groups: Strengthen Civilian Protection Before Elections
Human Rights Watch - June 9, 2011
|The United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to avert election-related violence, a coalition of 47 international and Congolese organizations said today.
|Great Lakes Regional Summit to Focus on Congo Resource Exploitation
VOA News - December 15, 2010
|Eleven heads of state and government are to meet Wednesday in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, at a Great Lakes regional summit to look at the problem of illegal exploitation of natural resources in eastern Congo and the negative consequences this has had for the region.
|Four African nations crack down on LRA
BBC News - October 16, 2010
|Four African nations have agreed to form a joint military force to fight Lord's Resistance Army rebels, the African Union says. It says the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda will form a brigade to pursue the militants. The LRA, which originated in Uganda 20 years ago, has recently mounted deadly attacks in all four countries.