|'Deadly environment' plus 'political and social' obstacles hinder Ebola fight, Security Council hears
UN News - July 24, 2019
|The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council.
|Ebola outbreak declared an international Public Health Emergency
UN News - July 17, 2019
|The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.
|Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections
UN News Centre - October 7, 2015
|The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
|Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says
Congo News Agency - November 6, 2013
|The Congolese government says it will not sign a “peace deal” with the M23 rebels now that they have been defeated. Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters during a news conference in Kinshasa on Tuesday that there will only be a “statement.”
|Advancing Congo Troops Take Control of Rumangabo From M23 Rebels
Radio Okapi - October 28, 2013
|DR Congo’s army continued its advance north towards M23 rebel strongholds on Monday. After Kibumba, Kiwanja and Rutshuru, it was the turn of Rumangabo to fall under the control of the Congolese Armed Forces, also known as the FARDC.
|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.
|Congo Army Takes Control of Kibumba After Fighting With M23 Rebels Resumes
Radio Okapi - October 25, 2013
|DR Congo's army took control of the center of Kibumba on Friday after fighting broke out early in the morning with M23 rebels. The area had been completely occupied by the rebels before the fighting began in the territory of Nyiragongo, in North Kivu province.
|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.
|Rwanda 'recruiting for M23 rebels'
BBC News - July 31, 2013
|Four 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
|The 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.