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Congo soldiers clash with Rwandan rebels in transit camp

KINSHASA - Congolese soldiers clashed with Rwandan Hutu rebels being held in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, wounding at least six, as an agreement to move the rebels from one transit camp to another fell apart.

Congo tells UN its offensive against Rwanda rebels going well

UNITED NATIONS - The army of Democratic Republic of the Congo has been making progress in an offensive against Rwandan rebels in the country's conflict-torn east, despite the withdrawal of United Nations support for the operation, Kinshasa told the U.N. Security Council.

World, United Nations, Africa 15 May 2015

Suspected Ugandan rebels kill at least 22 in eastern Congo

KINSHASA - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 22 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late on Wednesday, local officials said, the third deadly attack on civilians in the region in the last week.

World, United Nations, Africa 14 May 2015

Congo rebels may have committed crimes against humanity: U.N.

GENEVA - A Ugandan Islamist rebel group committed human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last year that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to a U.N. report published on Wednesday.

World, Africa, 13 May 2015

Dozens of Congo Pygmies killed in escalating violence: U.N.

KINSHASA - Dozens of Pygmies in Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast were killed by Bantu militiamen in the past week, the U.N. peacekeeping mission said on Wednesday, in an escalation in a two-year ethnic conflict.

World, Africa, 13 May 2015

Congo seeks extradition of Islamist rebel chief from Tanzania

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo has sent a delegation to Tanzania to request the extradition of the leader of a Ugandan Islamist group blamed for massacres in eastern Congo, Congo's justice minister said on Monday.

World, Africa, 11 May 2015

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis

BUJUMBURA - Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighboring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month, amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, Africa 06 May 2015

Two Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush

KINSHASA - Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed, 13 wounded and four were missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels, the United Nations said.

World, United Nations, Africa 06 May 2015

Two Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush

KINSHASA - Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels, the country's U.N. mission said.

World, United Nations, Africa, 05 May 2015

Congo army says kills 16 Ugandan rebels, loses four soldiers

KINSHASA - The army of Democratic Republic of Congo killed 16 Ugandan Islamist rebels over the weekend in fierce fighting, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, part of a campaign to drive the militants from the country's volatile eastern region.

World, United Nations, Africa 05 May 2015
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U.S. says China has placed mobile artillery on reclaimed island

SINGAPORE - The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a development that Republican Sen. John McCain called "disturbing and escalatory." | Video