Democratic Republic of the Congo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24375/clickenc%3Dhttp en Rwanda opposes use of drones by the UN in eastern Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rwanda-opposes-use-drones-the-un-eastern-congo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN has called for use of drones in Congo for years</p> <p>* Rwanda, China and Russia uncomfortable with UN gathering intelligence</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Rwanda on Tuesday opposed the use of surveillance drones in eastern Congo as proposed by the United Nations until there is a full assessment of their use, saying it did not want Africa to become a laboratory for foreign intelligence devices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rwanda-opposes-use-drones-the-un-eastern-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography United Nations United Nations War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731937 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rwanda opposes use of drones by the UN in eastern Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-rwanda-opposes-use-drones-the-un-eastern-congo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN has called for use of drones in Congo for years</p> <p>* Rwanda, China and Russia uncomfortable with UN gathering intelligence (Adds French comment, diplomats)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Rwanda on Tuesday opposed the use of surveillance drones in eastern Congo as proposed by the United Nations until there is a full assessment of their use, saying it did not want Africa to become a laboratory for foreign intelligence devices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-rwanda-opposes-use-drones-the-un-eastern-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography United Nations United Nations War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731965 at http://www.globalpost.com Kinshasa, Kampala back U.N. plan for eastern Congo drones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/kinshasa-kampala-back-un-plan-eastern-congo-drones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.N. wants drones to patrol Congo border</p> <p>* U.N. says rebels receiving Ugandan, Rwandan support</p> <p>* Rwanda rejects drone plan</p> <p>By Jonny Hogg and Elias Biryabarema</p> <p>KINSHASA/KAMPALA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda on Friday backed a proposal from U.N. peacekeepers to deploy unmanned surveillance drones along Congo's eastern border, where rebels have carved out a fiefdom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/kinshasa-kampala-back-un-plan-eastern-congo-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733337 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Security Council allows drones for eastern Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/un-security-council-allows-drones-eastern-congo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN peacekeepers plan to use three drones on Congo border</p> <p>* Rwanda denies UN accusations it supports Congo rebels</p> <p>* UN Security Council says drones in Congo will be a trial</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council has given a green light for peacekeepers to use surveillance drones in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after weeks of delay over concerns of Russia, China and Rwanda about the use of aerial spy equipment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/un-security-council-allows-drones-eastern-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Peacekeeping United Nations War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:15:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738929 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief to recommend intervention troops for Congo -official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/un-chief-recommend-intervention-troops-congo-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Congo intervention unit will be several thousand strong</p> <p>* New Security Council resolution needed to approve unit</p> <p>* UN experts accuse Rwanda of backing nine-month insurgency</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will recommend to the U.N. Security Council that a peace enforcement unit be deployed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to take on the M23 rebels and other armed groups, a senior U.N. official said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/un-chief-recommend-intervention-troops-congo-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Rwandan Genocide War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739690 at http://www.globalpost.com Dispute over military command holds up Congo peace deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/dispute-over-military-command-holds-congo-peace-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Control over new force not the only a sticking point</p> <p>* Existing U.N. force in Congo heavily criticised</p> <p>* Congo government/rebel peace talks have stalled</p> <p>By Richard Lough</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - African leaders failed on Monday to sign a U.N.-mediated peace deal aimed at ending two decades of conflict in eastern Congo, said a senior Congolese diplomat, who pointed to concerns over who would command a new regional military force.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/dispute-over-military-command-holds-congo-peace-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740409 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Dispute over military command holds up Congo peace deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-dispute-over-military-command-holds-congo-peace-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Control over new force not the only a sticking point</p> <p>* U.N. chief says no fundamental differences</p> <p>* Existing U.N. force in Congo heavily criticised</p> <p>* Congo government-rebel peace talks have stalled</p> <p>By Richard Lough</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-dispute-over-military-command-holds-congo-peace-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740525 at http://www.globalpost.com New rebel group forms in DR Congo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/new-rebel-group-forms-dr-congo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As the Democratic Republic of Congo struggles to stem unrest in its east, another newly formed armed rebel coalition has announced it is seeking to topple President Joseph Kabila's regime.</p> <p>The Union of Revolutionary Forces of Congo (UFRC) is based in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province.</p> <p>In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on January 25 that was made public on Sunday, UFRC said it was a "political-military" movement founded in mid-January to bring down Kabila, who was reelected in November 2011 in contested elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/new-rebel-group-forms-dr-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744420 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa police arrest 19 suspected Congolese rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/safrica-police-arrest-19-suspected-congolese-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 5 (Reuters) - South African police arrested 19 suspected Congolese rebels, including two senior members of the M23 group, on suspicion of running an illegal military operation, police said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The group was arrested in South Africa's northern Limpopo province after an investigation by a crime intelligence unit, police said, without providing further details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/safrica-police-arrest-19-suspected-congolese-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746108 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa police arrest 19 suspected DRC rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/safrica-police-arrest-19-suspected-drc-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African police arrested 19 suspected Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels in the north of the country in a dawn raid on Tuesday, police said.</p> <p>The early morning arrests followed months of intelligence gathering about the alleged rebels "whose objective is believed to be to overthrow the current government of the Democratic Republic of Congo," police said in a statement.</p> <p>The men are due to appear in a Pretoria court later this week on charges of "transgressing the Foreign Military Assistance Act", they added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/safrica-police-arrest-19-suspected-drc-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography Politics AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:31:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746502 at http://www.globalpost.com Alleged DRC rebels were to be trained to oust Kabila: S.Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alleged-drc-rebels-were-be-trained-oust-kabila-safrica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 19 alleged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels arrested in South Africa were to get training to oust President Joseph Kabila's government, the prosecution said on Wednesday.</p> <p>It said there was no indication at this stage that the group had any links to the M23 rebels who have been fighting the DRC government army since May last year in the country's volatile eastern Kivu region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alleged-drc-rebels-were-be-trained-oust-kabila-safrica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography Politics AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 07:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747211 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. hopes delayed peace deal for Congo can be signed this month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/un-hopes-delayed-peace-deal-congo-can-be-signed-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* African states did not sign peace deal last week</p> <p>* U.N. hopes Congo peace deal to be signed this month</p> <p>* Dispute remains on who commands new Congo brigade</p> <p>* New U.N. enforcement wing to "neutralize" militias</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/un-hopes-delayed-peace-deal-congo-can-be-signed-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Technology United Nations United Nations War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:46:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748168 at http://www.globalpost.com UN seeks to revive DR Congo peace accord http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/un-seeks-revive-dr-congo-peace-accord <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations said Wednesday it is reviving a peace accord that African leaders refused to sign last month which would allow a UN intervention brigade to operate in the Democratic Republic of Congo.</p> <p>UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told reporters he hoped the accord would be signed "in the coming weeks" after new negotiations were held with the countries involved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/un-seeks-revive-dr-congo-peace-accord" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Peacekeeping United Nations War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748255 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa charges 19 DR Congo rebels for coup plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/safrica-charges-19-dr-congo-rebels-coup-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court on Thursday formally charged 19 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels with plotting to stage a coup in their home country.</p> <p>The group is accused of preparing to receive military training to topple President Joseph Kabila and was subject to a special police sting operation.</p> <p>"They intended on unseating President Kabila unconstitutionally," government prosecutor Shaun Abrahams told the Pretoria Regional Court.</p> <p>Abrahams said they are members of the Union of Nationalists for the Renewal (UNR) of the DRCongo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/safrica-charges-19-dr-congo-rebels-coup-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Political geography AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:00:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748673 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa charges Congo rebels with planning coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/safrica-charges-congo-rebels-planning-coup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Peroshni Govender</p> <p>PRETORIA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Nineteen Congolese rebels, including a naturalised U.S. citizen, were charged in a South African court on Thursday with plotting a coup against the government in Kinshasa which they planned to finance, if successful, through mineral concessions.</p> <p>The group, who appeared in court in Pretoria, were led by U.S.-Congolese citizen James Kazongo and had been under surveillance by an elite South African police unit for months before their arrest this week, prosecutor Shaun Abrahams said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/safrica-charges-congo-rebels-planning-coup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Republic of the Congo Political geography Politics Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748949 at http://www.globalpost.com