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Heavy fighting as Congo tries to fend off resurgent M23 rebels

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) -Heavy fighting raged in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday between the army and M23 rebels, who are waging their most sustained offensive since a 2012-2013 insurrection that briefly overran the major city of Goma. | Video

Explainer: Why is there more fighting in eastern Congo?

Democratic Republic of Congo's army has been engaged in heavy fighting since the weekend against the M23 rebel group, which is waging its most sustained offensive since a 2012-2013 insurrection that captured vast swathes of territory.

World, United Nations, Africa May 26 2022

M23 rebels advance on major military base in eastern Congo

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo Fighters from the M23 rebel group advanced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday and were locked in heavy fighting with the army outside the region's largest military base, security sources and the local park director said.

World, United Nations, Africa May 25 2022

Rwanda says its territory shelled by Congo, requests probe

KIGALI Rwanda said on Monday it had requested a regional body to investigate shelling of its territory by the military of neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo that it said had injured several people and damaged property.

World, United Nations, Africa May 23 2022

Coffee soap factory helps east Congo women make ends meet

BUKAVU Nsimire M'Buhendwa used to spend long days working in fields surrounding her village in east Democratic Republic of Congo, only to return home with backaches and barely enough money to put food on the table. | Video

May 18 2022

Uganda announces withdrawal of troops from east Congo

KAMPALA (Reuters) -Uganda will pull troops from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in two weeks, the military said on Tuesday, after a joint operation against Islamist insurgents since late last year.

World, Africa, United Nations, May 17 2022

Congo mines minister seeks to cancel artisanal cobalt monopoly

CAPE TOWN Democratic Republic of Congo Mines Minister Antoinette N'Samba Kalambayi is seeking to cancel a decree granting Entreprise Generale du Cobalt (EGC) a monopoly over artisanal cobalt produced in the country, she told Reuters on Wednesday.

World, Africa May 11 2022

At least 14 dead in east Congo refugee camp attack

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo At least 14 people were killed in an overnight attack on a displaced persons camp in east Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province, the latest violence in an area overrun by militants, the army and a civil society leader said on Tuesday.

World, Africa May 10 2022

East Congo rebels kill 35 in raid on artisanal mine -government

KINSHASA (Reuters) -Militants killed 35 civilians in an attack on an artisanal gold mining site in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of Ituri, the presidency said on Monday.

World, Africa May 09 2022

Congo starts Ebola vaccinations to stem outbreak in northwest, WHO says

DAKAR (Reuters) -The Democratic Republic of Congo has kicked off Ebola vaccinations to stem an outbreak in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Ukraine says troops may retreat from eastern region as Russia advances

KYIV/POPASNA, Ukraine Ukraine said on Friday its forces may need to retreat from their last pocket of resistance in Luhansk to avoid being captured by Russian troops pressing a rapid advance in the east that has shifted the momentum of the three-month-old war. | Video