Arriving today in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo , United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all the leaders of Africa's Great Lakes region to throw their support behind a recently-signed peace accord which aims to ensure security, as well as development, for the long-troubled country.
The town of Kanyaruchinya from the last United Nations peacekeeper outpost along the road leading north, into M23 rebel territory, from Goma in eastern Congo.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 22 - The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it was concerned about the latest outbreak of heavy fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and urged all parties to ensure the safety of civilians.
M23 rebels fired two rockets into the eastern Congo city of Goma, killing one person and wounding four, officials said, in an apparent spillover from three days of fighting raging north of the city.
The body of a Congolese journalist was found on the bank of the Ngezi River near the provincial capital of Bunia in eastern Congo, the city's mayor said Saturday.
The World Bank on Wednesday announced $1 billion in development funding for Africa's Great Lakes region, where renewed fighting this week between the government and rebels in eastern Congo has raised fears once again of an escalation in conflict.
A new wave of fierce fighting has broken out in Democratic Republic of Congo after the army, Forces Armee de la Republic Democratique du Congo , carried out an early Monday morning attack on an M23 Movement base in the Eastern part of the country, sparking off a fresh war with the rebels.
A military commander in eastern Congo says rebels attacked an army position north of Goma, a major provincial capital in the country's troubled east.
M23 camp commandant Major Innocent Madido inspects new recruits during a training session at the Rumangabo military camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, May 16, 2013.
Violent clashes between rebels and government troops in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have left at least 21 people dead, a military official said on Thursday.
The imminent deployment of a UN-backed 3,000-strong international force mandated to "neutralize and disarm" all armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo marks a switch to a more belligerent international stance towards rebel militia, but has met with scepticism in some quarters.
DRC troops raped at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as young as 6, in the country's volatile east after they fled from advancing M23 rebels in late November, a UN report says.