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DR Congo repels attacks on TV station, airport and army bases

Information Minister Lambert Mende said the situation is now under control and some 43 attackers were killed.

M23 rebels in eastern Congo declare their insurgency over

NAIROBI — The M23 rebel group declared an end to its 20-month rebellion in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, saying it was ready to disarm its troops and pursue a political solution. It's an important opportunity for peace, but it doesn't mean conflict is over.

More active, aggressive UN troops shell M23 rebels near Goma

The UN has sent a new “intervention brigade” of 3,000 soldiers from Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa to Congo to neutralize and disarm the rebels.

Rwanda denies US claim it backs DRC's M23 rebels

The dismissal came as BBC News reported four Rwandans told the news organization they were forcibly recruited by their country's army to fight for the M23 rebels.

M23 rebels declare truce for UN Secretary General visit to DRC

M23 rebels in eastern Congo have agreed to a ceasefire Thursday in light of a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Brazilian general to head UN's DR Congo peacekeeping mission

The general, 60, who has been credited with bringing a Haiti slum under control, will come out of retirement to lead 20,000 troops, including a new combat force with the task of targeting rebels in the east of the country.

Bosco Ntaganda: DR Congo warlord appears before ICC

The Rwanda-born warlord, known as "The Terminator," was also accused of using child soldiers during his years of fighting in the eastern region of DR Congo.

Bosco Ntaganda, DR Congo's 'Terminator' warlord, in ICC custody

It is the first time any suspect has handed himself in to the ICC.

Obama’s cautious foreign policy has proved right so far

Commentary: Events, not intentions, will shape his record in the second term.
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US President Barack Obama waves to supporters after his victory speech at McCormick Place on election night Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago, Ill. The president was sworn in for his second term in office on Jan. 21, 2013, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Obama’s first term failed to live up to the expectations of the left wing of his party, which hoped for a more radical change in domestic policy. His second term is likely to disappoint another important constituency — the media and foreign policy elites in Washington, D.C.

To save Congo, US and Britain must stop Rwandan and Ugandan support of militia gangs

Political reform in Kinshasa is essential to keeping the country from failing.
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Thousands of Congolese flee the town of Sake, 26km west of Goma, following renewed fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo town on Nov. 22. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)
KINSHASA, Congo --- “To Save Congo, Let It Fall Apart” is the preposterously tiled op-ed in The New York Times by J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. In his piece, published November 30, he asserts that Congo’s circumstantial factors, such as artificial boundaries and dysfunctional status quo, are the reasons that country remains swamped by militia gangs of every stripe.
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