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■ Congo says kills rebels, gains ground in drive to crush insurgency

By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese army has killed at least 10 rebel fighters and captured territory, weapons and men during its latest campaign to stamp out an insurgency in the east of the country, the government spokesman said on Sunday. Seven rebel fighters have been killed in fighting near the town of Tongo in North Kivu province since Saturday and a government soldier was ...
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:58:20 -0800

■ International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man

Former leader of the National Integrationist Front Mathieu Ngudjolo awaits his appeals judgment at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. ICC judges have upheld the acquittal of a Congolese man who was cleared at trial of leading a deadly militia attack in eastern Congo.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:42:06 -0800

■ Seven Rwandan Hutu rebels killed in DR Congo fighting

Seven Rwandan rebels have been killed and at least 20 captured in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a government offensive that has widened to include swathes of the country's southeast, authorities said Sunday. "Since the start of the operation four FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) have been killed in North Kivu and three in South Kivu," said government spokesman Lambert ...
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:18:47 -0800

■ Dozens of Rwandan Rebels Surrender in Eastern Congo

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Seventy-five rebels surrendered in eastern Congo on Saturday, five days after the army launched an offensive against the group they belong to, dpa quo...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:54:49 -0800

■ International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man cleared of leading village attack

Former leader of the National Integrationist Front Mathieu Ngudjolo awaits his appeals judgment at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. ICC judges have upheld the acquittal of a Congolese man who was cleared at trial of leading a deadly militia attack in eastern Congo.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:20:02 -0800

■ Congo-Kinshasa: Belgian Businessman Convicted in 14-Year-Old DRC Murder Mystery

[RFI]A Belgian businessman has been sentenced to 20 years in jail in his absence for the murder in France of two Congolese in an apparent attempt to wipe out plotters of a coup against former president Laurent-Désiré Kabila 14 years ago.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:02:17 -0800

■ Congo army drives rebels from eastern hills in fierce fighting

By Kenny Katombe KIRUMBA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese government forces ousted rebels from hills in heavy fighting in North Kivu province on Friday, an army spokesman said, cranking up a campaign to crush an insurgency at the heart of two decades of conflict. The rebel ranks contain remnants of fighters involved in neighbouring Rwanda's genocide in 1994. By 1400 GMT, the ...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:02:22 -0800

■ DR Congo army launches new offensive against Rwandan rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo army has launched a fresh offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country, an army officer participating in the operations said on Friday. "We have been ordered to hunt down the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) and we recovered some positions," an army based in the eastern Virunga National Park told AFP. Military operations ...
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:34:19 -0800

■ With expansion into West Africa, VMK ignites Africa-designed brands competition

By opening its first store in the Ivory Coast, VMK, based in the Republic of the Congo, is taking a big step in its expansion plans and potentially setting up a designed-in-Africa brand competition with RLG. VMK has up to now offered products manufactured in China but has plans to start making phones in Africa. RLG, which has global headquarters in Dubai, runs its West African phone-assembling ...
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:37:55 -0800

■ Rochester lawmaker shares struggle to get adopted son home from Africa

Nels and Nicole Pierson are sitting at their kitchen table, looking through family photos of a very special trip, a trip to meet their son in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:26:40 -0800

■ Why was the UN sidelined in "joint" DRC operation against rebels?

This week, a long-awaited military offensive began against a Rwandan rebel group based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It had been planned as a joint operation between Congolese government forces and a unique combat unit of United Nations peacekeepers. But by the time the gunfire began on Tuesday, the partnership had broken down and the UN had been side-lined.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:16:32 -0800

■ Thousands of Central African refugees face hunger in DR Congo: MSF

Thousands of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees are threatened by malnutrition in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo where they have sought refuge, a medical charity said Thursday. CAR is struggling to recover from the coup that ousted president Francois Bozize in March 2013 and triggered a wave of deadly sectarian violence between the country's Christian and Muslim populations. "The ...
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:43:58 -0800

■ Villagers flee as DR Congo army pursues Rwandan rebels

Troops have captured all positions of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) around Mulenge since it launched the offensive two days ago in the Uvira territory of South Kivu province, an officer told AFP by phone on Wednesday. A day later, "Mulenge and the surrounding villages have no more FDLR in them, so there is no more fighting in these centres, but we are taking the ...
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:27:37 -0800

■ DR Congo launches offensive against FDLR rebels

Army takes on group made up of mainly Rwandan Hutu rebels in South Kivu province, sparking fear among civilians.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:45:20 -0800

■ President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Katherine Simonds Dhanani – Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia, Department of State Amias Gerety – Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, Department of the Treasury Cono R. Namorato – Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, Department ...
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:52:50 -0800

Kinshasa News
■ Congo says kills rebels, gains ground in drive to crush insurgency■ International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man■ Seven Rwandan Hutu rebels killed in DR Congo fighting■ Dozens of Rwandan Rebels Surrender in Eastern Congo■ International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man cleared of leading village attack
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