Thursday Dec 5
The United Nations Now Uses Drones
The sky over the Democratic Republic of Congo is now dotted with two white drones -the first unmanned aircraft owned by the United Nations .
Thursday Dec 5
Trade resumes as Bunagana reopens
Kisoro- Bunagana- One of the official entry points linking Uganda and DR Congo, has been reopened to resume trade in the area between the two countries.
Thursday Dec 5
Pan-African News Wire
United Nations Troops Target Armed Groups in DRC
UN troops target armed groups in DRC December 4, 2013 GOMA/KAMPALA. - The United Nations yesterday announced its peacekeeping troops will go after other armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after helping to defeat the M23 rebel force.Tackling such groups is now "a prospect" for the UN's 20 000-strong MONUSCO force and "that's just what ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Obama's uncle to fight US deportation order
BOSTON: US President Barack Obama's uncle is expected to appear in a federal immigration court in Boston to argue that he should be allowed to stay in the United States, despite a 1992 deportation order and 2011 drunk-driving arrest.
Voice of America
UN Launches Drone Patrols in Troubled DRC
The United Nations has begun deploying its first drones to gather intelligence about rebel groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo .
UN Using Drones Over Congo
United Nations forces in Democratic Republic of Congo launched unmanned aircraft on Tuesday to monitor the volatile border with Rwanda and Uganda, the first time U.N. peacekeepers have deployed surveillance drones.
United Nations launches drones over Congo
Airport personnel stand around a new drone forming part of the United Nation peacekeeping force in Goma, Congo, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
United Nations to fly drones over eastern Congo
A new fleet of drones will make their maiden voyage this week in Congo's troubled east, where one rebel group was recently disarmed, but many more continue to occupy the area's thick jungles.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Over 900 killed in DRC fighting since May
At least 300 people are reportedly forced out of work every week in Zimbabwe as the country continues to reel under an economic meltdown, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions says.
San Francisco Bay View
Democratic Republic of Congo: A prescription for lasting peace and stability
Congolese soldiers guard suspected M23 fighters who surrendered in Chanzo village near the eastern town of Goma on Nov. 5, 2013.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Washington Post
Editorial: a U.N. peacekeeping victory filled with promise
FOR YEARS, a U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo was a glaring testament to the organization's fecklessness.
Living in Rwanda
Regional religious leaders present peace campaign plan to Rwanda's minister
Regional clerics from both the protestant and Catholic Church on November 19, 2013 met with Rwanda's Minister of Local Government, James Musoni to present their campaign plan dubbed "Peace in Great Lakes".
Mon Nov 18, 2013
M23 gangs are returning to Rwanda from Congo
The 'Defeat of M23' is perhaps orchestrated. The group is returning home to Rwanda only because it is most likely needed there.
Obstacles to return in eastern DRC
Tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people are starting to return to their homes in the two territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo previously occupied by the M23 rebels.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
The Daily Record
Commentary: U.N.'s aggressive new peacekeepers are welcome change
This fall, one of the world's most hopeful stories has been unfolding in Africa, in the jungles and ruins of earlier civilizations along the Congo River, but few Americans have even heard of it.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
UN Security Council makes FDLR militia Congo's top target, with M23 rebels beaten
The U.N. Security Council is setting its sights on the FDLR militia as the top threat to the Democratic Republic of Congo's government, now that the M23 rebels have been defeated.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
INSIGHT-Rebel defeat boosts Kabila but peace in Congo distant
The defeat of Democratic Republic of Congo's most important rebel group has strengthened President Joseph Kabila's grip on political power, but bringing peace to his vast central African nation remains a remote prospect.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
'It's a new Congo, we won't bow down to the enemy again':...
Five times, Majoro Sebageni had to climb a steep, muddy slope on Chanzu Hill in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, to dig battle trenches for the M23 rebels.
Congo delays peace accord with M23 rebels
Congolese M23 rebel fighters gather inside an enclosure after surrendering to Uganda's government at Rugwerero village, about 500 km west from Uganda's capital, Kampala.