M23 rebels lay down arms after defeat in Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo rebels said Tuesday they were laying down their arms after a crushing assault by the UN-backed army pushed them out of the country’s mineral-rich troubled east.

The M23 movement said in a statement that it had … Read the rest

Zuma deploys soldiers to Democratic Republic of Congo

sandfPresident Jacob Zuma has informed Parliament that 1345 soldiers have been deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the presidency said on Friday.

“Our soldiers are doing exceptionally well in the continent. We congratulate them and assure them of … Read the rest

Many civilians massacred in Congo, say U.N. officials

Rival armed groups may have killed hundreds of civilians in massacres and other “incomprehensibly vicious” attacks in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), senior U.N. officials said on Wednesday.

The violence is focused in North Kivu province … Read the rest