|Kerry Calls on Kabila to Honor Constitution
VOA News - May 4, 2014
|U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Congolese President Joseph Kabila to respect his country's constitution and not run for a third term. The U.S. is pledging additional funding for elections and for helping to demobilize fighters in eastern provinces.
|Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks
VOA News - May 3, 2014
|U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will meet with President Joseph Kabila. The two leaders are expected to discuss recent security gains against rebel groups in eastern Congo.
|New DR Congo amnesty law welcomed by UN envoys
UN News Center - February 5, 2014
|Senior United Nations officials today welcomed parliamentary approval of an amnesty law covering acts of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo dating back to mid-2000 as “the next step in bringing sustainable peace. The adopted law grants amnesty for acts of insurgency, acts of war and political offenses. The Envoys commend the new law for excluding amnesty for crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
|DR Congo, M23 Rebels Sign Declarations Marking End of Kampala Peace Talks
Radio Okapi - December 12, 2013
|DR Congo’s government and the former M23 rebels have signed two documents marking the end of the peace talks they were holding in Kampala, Uganda, since December of last year. The two sides each signed a different document from the one signed by the other side on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.
|DR Congo Honors Nelson Mandela, Hero and Model for Humanity
Radio Okapi - December 6, 2013
|DR Congo’s government has decreed three days of national mourning beginning Friday to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, who died on Thursday in Johannesburg.
|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.
|Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels
Congo News Agency - October 30, 2013
|DR Congo’s army has recaptured Bunagana, the last major town that was still occupied by the M23 rebels in North Kivu province. President Joseph Kabila took to the airwaves to congratulate the Congolese army for liberating “most regions of North Kivu that had been under the control of the enemies of peace for 19 months.”
|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.
|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.