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Uganda says Islamist rebel leader has fled eastern Congo

KAMPALA - The leader of a Ugandan Islamist rebel group has fled his hideout in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a U.N.-backed offensive destroyed several camps belonging to his militia, Uganda's military said on Tuesday.

Congolese gunmen wound Belgian head of Africa's oldest park

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo - The director of Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga Park - Africa's oldest national park - survived an attack by unidentified gunmen while driving through the country's volatile eastern borderlands on Tuesday, a colleague said.

World, Africa 15 Apr 2014

U.N. seeks to locate followers of slain Congo warlord

KINSHASA - The U.N. mission in Democratic Republic of Congo is seeking to locate a group of militia fighters who surrendered to the Congolese army, after their leader was killed in custody.

World, Africa, 15 Apr 2014

Congo militia chief 'Morgan' killed in army firefight: government

KINSHASA - A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism in Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday alongside four other people during a firefight as he sought to escape his army captors, the government said.

World, Africa, 14 Apr 2014

Congo militia leader 'Morgan' surrenders: government

KINSHASA - A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism has surrendered alongside around 40 of his followers in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Monday.

World, Africa, 14 Apr 2014

Decades after genocide, Congo struggles to dislodge Rwanda rebels

TONGO, Democratic Republic of Congo - Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, a rebel group founded by ethnic extremists who took part in that slaughter still prowls the lush hills of neighboring eastern Congo, defying a renewed threat by the army and U.N. peacekeepers to dislodge it.

World, Africa 08 Apr 2014

AU brands Central African Republic militia 'terrorists' after peacekeeper killed

BANGUI - The African Union on Tuesday branded militia targeting Muslims in Central African Republic as "terrorists" and said they would be treated as enemy combatants, a day after a Congolese peacekeeper was killed.

World, United Nations, Africa 25 Mar 2014

AU brands Central African Republic militia 'terrorists' after peacekeeper killed

BANGUI - The African Union on Tuesday branded militia targeting Muslims in Central African Republic as "terrorists" and said they would be treated as enemy combatants, a day after killing a Congolese peacekeeper.

World, Africa, 25 Mar 2014

Boat accident death toll in western Uganda rises to 107

KAMPALA - One hundred and seven people have died after a boat capsized in a lake along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan police said on Monday after recovering more bodies.

World, Africa, 24 Mar 2014

World Bank approves funds to study Congo's Inga dam

WASHINGTON - The World Bank's board on Thursday approved a $73 million grant to help the Democratic Republic of Congo develop an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam, potentially the largest hydropower site in the world.

Environment, 20 Mar 2014
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Obama seeks to ease Asian allies' doubts during visit to Japan

TOKYO - President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Tokyo and other Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that Washington's real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. | Video