Thursday Dec 19
Rwanda: Injustice and Indifference - Victoire Ingabire Is Sentenced to 15 Years On Appeal
Whilst I am not normally very superstitious, I could hardly imagine a more appropriate day to wait for the verdict on Victoire Ingabire's trial in appeal.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Congo's army accused of abuse as rebels regroup in Rwanda -U.N. experts
Congolese soldiers guard suspected M23 rebel fighters who surrendered in Chanzo village in the Rutshuru territory near the eastern town of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 5, 2013.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Fri Dec 13, 2013
UN continuing to improve quality of peacekeeping, says senior official
In his last press conference of the year, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Herve Ladsous told journalists in New York that he "places high value on the need to continue improving the quality of UN peacekeeping" via more training and monitoring of quality of work.
Major Newspaper Apologizes to Pat Robertson, Makes DonationArticle...
Past debate over Pat Robertson's involvement in mining in Africa received new life earlier this year with a critical documentary called Mission Congo .
Congo, M23 rebels make peace but other armed groups still ...
Congo and defeated M23 rebels are to sign a peace deal on Monday to end a 20-month revolt in the east of the vast African nation, where other militias still roam and millions are destitute despite great mineral wealth.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
UN: Major offensive begins vs. other Congo rebels
The officials on Wednesday told the Security Council that defeating the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR, will be difficult because they live among the general population, increasing the risk of civilian deaths.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Voice of America
Peace Process Accelerates in Eastern DRC
Congolese M23 rebel fighters gather inside an enclosure after surrendering to Uganda's government at Rugwerero village in Kisoro district, 489km west from Uganda capital Kampala, Nov. 8, 2013.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
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".