Rwanda backing M23 rebels in DRC: UN experts | Conflict News

A UN group of experts finds ‘solid evidence’ that Kigali is supporting M23 fighters despite repeated denials. Rwandan troops attacked soldiers inside DR Congo and aided the M23 rebel group with weapons and support, a United Nations group of experts said, citing “solid evidence” despite reiterated denials by Kigali. The Democratic Republic of the Congo … Read more

Blinken to visit Africa to counter Russian charm offensive | Russia-Ukraine war News

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next month to South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, the Department of State announced on Friday, as Washington ramps up diplomacy in Africa to counter a Russian charm offensive. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will also go in August to … Read more

DR Congo and Rwanda agree to reduce tensions over M23 rebels | Armed Groups News

DRC says it has agreed ‘de-escalation process’ with Rwanda following weeks of rising tensions over rebel fighting. Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo have agreed to a “de-escalation process” following one-day talks between their presidents, mediated by Angola, amid rising tensions over the activities of the M23 rebel group, the Congolese presidency said. The … Read more

Rwanda’s Kagame: ‘No problem’ with exclusion from regional force | Conflict News

Kinshasa accuses Kigali of supporting the M23 rebels and will not accept Rwanda’s participation in the regional force. Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame said he did not mind his country being excluded from a regional military force battling rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, removing a potential stumbling block to the initiative. The seven countries … Read more

Rwandans in DRC stay indoors as rebel attacks spur national anger | Paul Kagame News

Videos of anti-Rwandan protests are circulating on social media as Kinshasa accuses Kigali of backing rebels in the eastern DRC. Life in Kinshasa was going well for Zawadi, a mother of two from Rwanda, until faraway fighting stoked Congolese anger against her country and videos of men with machetes prowling the city streets in search … Read more

Commonwealth countries set to meet in Rwanda: What to expect | News

The summit comes amid souring relations between Rwanda and DR Congo that have reignited decades-long animosity. Heads of government from Commonwealth countries will meet in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on Friday and Saturday to tackle challenges from climate change and poverty to the food security crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine. Here are some … Read more

What is the latest conflict in the DR Congo about? | Features

EXPLAINER The Norwegian Refugee Council declared the situation in DR Congo to be the world’s most neglected refugee crisis – for the second year running. gum, DRC – For decades, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been the scene of one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. In the latest iteration which began in May, … Read more

DR Congo welcomes deployment of regional force to fight rebels | Conflict News

Kinshasa says it will not accept the participation of Rwandan troops in any regional force to fight the M23 rebels. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed Kenya’s proposal to deploy a regional force to fight the M23 rebel group in the east of the country, but said it won’t accept neighboring Rwanda’s … Read more

East DR Congo violence worsening despite ‘state of siege’ – UN | Armed Groups News

Last April, the DRC declared a state of siege in North Kivu and Ituri provinces due to escalating attacks by militias. Security has deteriorated in two provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the government placed them under military rule last year, United Nations experts have said. Last April, the government … Read more

UN urges ‘immediate’ halt to cross-border clashes in eastern DRC | News

The call comes amid new tensions and clashes between the DR Congo and Rwanda. The United Nations has urged all parties involved in growing tension between Kinshasa and Kigali to “immediately cease all forms of violence” in border regions between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Recurring conflict between the DRC and Rwanda flared anew … Read more