UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

2014-01-31 12:04

The UN Security Council has targeted illegal wildlife traffickers for sanctions in a pair of resolutions against African armed groups, a step conservationists called unprecedented.

DRC, M23 rebels fail to sign

2013-11-11 23:09

The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels have failed to sign a peace deal hoped to be a key step in ending decades of war.

DRC's M23 rebels set conditions

2013-09-08 21:26

The leader of the DRC's M23 rebel movement has said the group will disband only if another rebel group that is composed of ethnic Rwandan Hutu fighters is disarmed.

UN hits DRC rebels with sanctions

2013-01-01 07:40

The UN Security Council have slapped an arms embargo on M23 rebels and the FDLR amid a flare-up of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern region.

Rwandan Hutu rebels kill 26 in DRC

2012-01-05 10:00

At least 26 people have been killed and 13 wounded so far this year in two attacks by Rwandan Hutu rebels in the eastern DRC, an army official says.

Key Rwandan rebel surrenders - UN

2011-02-16 21:53

A leading rebel figure in charge of recruitment of Rwandan Hutus in eastern DRC has turned himself in to the UN mission in the country, the UN says.

SA oil worker kidnap: Hutu rebels blamed

2011-02-15 13:37

Hutu Rwanda rebels and deserters from the Congolese army have been blamed for the attack of the vehicle of SOCO, a British oil company, in which one South African was kidnapped.

France sends Rwandan Hutu to ICC

2011-01-25 15:03

France is transferring exiled Rwandan Hutu rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana to the ICC to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, prosecutors say.

FDLR chief 'took part in genocide'

2010-10-13 12:50

The arrest in France of a Rwandan Hutu rebel leader on suspicion of crimes committed in 2009 in the DRC shouldn’t mean his role in the 1994 genocide is forgotten, survivors say.

DRC mine control to end conflict

2010-09-22 07:15

Good management of the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo will end armed conflicts in the country's mineral-rich east, the minister of mines has said.

Hutu warn UN about Rwanda's threats

2010-09-14 21:17

Rwandan Hutu rebels have urged the UN not to succumb to Kigali's threat to withdraw peacekeeping troops if the world body publishes a report accusing Rwandan troops of genocide.

Around 70 000 flee DRC unrest

2010-07-13 19:04

Around 70 000 people have in recent weeks fled violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Nord-Kivu province.

DRC rebels deny Ingabire link

2010-04-28 20:01

Rwandan rebels based in the DR Congo have denied any links to a Hutu opposition leader arrested in Kigali for denying the 1994 genocide.

Rebels tired of forest hideouts

2010-04-07 10:16

A DRC female former Hutu rebel fighter did a little jig when she told of her pleasure at being able to escape her one-time base in the dense forest.

Rebel network in 25 countries

2009-11-26 12:43

One of Africa's most brutal rebel movements relies on a vast international network of supporters in at least 25 countries, the UN reports.


Disarm or else... UN commander warns DRC rebels

2013-12-12 09:14

The commander of the UN peacekeepers in DRC has called a news conference to warn FDLR rebels still seconded in the country’s eastern jungles to put down their arms, or else face an operation to dislodge them.

DRC fight to focus on other groups

2013-11-06 18:52

The DR Congo UN chief says the fight will now focus on other armed groups after M23's demise.

Germany charges 3 Hutu militiamen

2013-06-11 22:08

German prosecutors have charge 3 with membership of ethnic Hutu militia involved in Congo killings.

DRC: M23 rebels 'allied' with Hutu FDLR

2012-10-18 10:37

Two rebel groups active in DRC's restive east, the M23 and FDLR, have formed an alliance and clashed with the country's military, an army spokesperson says.

ICC lawyer seeks to bar rebel’s release

2011-12-20 12:42

The chief prosecutor at the international war crimes court has appealed its decision to drop charges against Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana.

SA, DRC working to free hostage

2011-02-16 14:13

South Africa's foreign affairs department says government is working closely with officials in DRC to secure the release of a South African oil worker believed to have been kidnapped by rebels.

SA oil worker kidnapped in DRC

2011-02-15 12:18

British oil company Soco says a South African employee has been kidnapped in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by Rwandan rebels.

15 000 rapes in DRC - UN

2010-10-16 14:15

More than 15 000 rapes were committed last year in a strife-torn region of Democratic Republic of Congo where peacekeepers are unable to fully protect civilians, a top UN official has said.

Top Rwandan rebel held in Paris

2010-10-11 16:19

The International Criminal Court says a notorious Rwandan rebel leader has been arrested in Paris on charges of leading rebels accused of mass rapes and killings in Congo.

DRC vows to end impunity for rapes

2010-09-20 21:04

The Democratic Republic of Congo's justice minister has pledged to "spare no effort" in ending impunity for sexual violence, and says results of probes into recent mass rapes will be published soon.

Rebels deny role in DRC rapes

2010-08-26 15:16

Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda say they were “in no way involved” in mass rapes reported in the east of the DRC.

Kagame accused of terror campaign

2010-06-02 20:25

Rwandan rebels based in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused President Paul Kagame of running a campaign of terror against his opponents.

UN: Ex-rebels return to Rwanda

2010-04-07 22:10

The UN says over 2 400 former FDLR rebels have been repatriated to Rwanda, mainly from the eastern DRC, since January 2009.

600 Rwanda rebels nabbed in DRC

2010-03-17 22:21

More than 600 Rwandan Hutu rebels have been killed or captured since January in an operation backed by the UN mission, the DRC army has said.

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