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Children in Congo Increasingly at Risk of Recruitment for Soldiers

November 28, 2012, 9:55 pm

In clashes between M23 rebels and the national Congolese army, 200,000 children in Goma are at risk of soldier recruitment by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo President Meets With M23 Rebels

November 25, 2012, 1:38 pm

Congolese President Joseph Kabila met with M23 insurgents who recently took over one of the largest cities in the eastern portion of the city.

Congolese Rebels Threaten to March on Capital (Photos)

November 21, 2012, 6:47 pm

Rebels recently took over Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Told to leave by the U.N., they insist on pushing on to the capital of Kinshasa. Well-equipped, they may have [...]

Rebels Enter Eastern Congo City

November 20, 2012, 2:58 pm

The M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo entered Goma, a city of around 400,000 people, and claimed control of it.

Congo Rebels Advance as UN Deploys Helicopters

November 18, 2012, 6:02 pm

Well-armed rebels are advancing in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and are threatening to take over the city of Goma

Gold Drives Congo Conflict, Says Report

October 25, 2012, 8:14 pm

Gold is easier to smuggle than conflict minerals, militant groups have found. Child labor and violence in the Congo persist despite U.S. legislation on importing.

UN Accuses Rwanda, Uganda of Backing Congo Rebels

October 17, 2012, 3:55 pm

The United Nations Wednesday said Rwanda and Uganda are sending weapons to rebel insurgents in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola Death Toll Rises in DR Congo

September 16, 2012, 1:20 pm

The United Nations health agency said that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 31 people in the past week.

Ebola Virus Outbreak in DR Congo

August 19, 2012, 12:42 pm

An outbreak of the often-fatal Ebola virus killed nine people over the weekend in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country’s health minister said.

Apple, Intel Praised in Conflict Minerals Report

August 16, 2012, 3:35 pm

A report released Thursday from an advocacy group said that Intel, Apple Inc., Motorola, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Co. “are making progress in eliminating conflict minerals, [...]


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