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Eastern Congo's M23 rebels retreat from occupied territory

Dec. 23, 2022 13:10 PM EST

KIBUMBA, Congo (AP) — Eastern Congo's M23 rebels retreated Friday from some of the territory it held, the group's first withdrawal since it began seizing swaths of land more than a year ago. The rebels left the Kibumba area and its positions were taken over by the East African...

Africa has peaceful polls in 2022 but hit by coups, droughts

Dec. 16, 2022 03:57 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022. Problems brewed thousands of miles away — climate change and the war in Ukraine — have been devastating to the continent, say...

'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout now part of a deal himself

Dec. 08, 2022 20:12 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who returned home Thursday in a swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner, is widely known abroad as the “Merchant of Death” who fueled some of the world’s worst conflicts. In Russia, however, he's seen as a swashbuckling businessman...

Congo govt raises toll from attack in east to more than 270

Dec. 05, 2022 16:08 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's government dramatically increased the death toll from a massacre last week they blamed on M23 rebels, saying Monday that 270 people had been killed in an attack that broke a fragile cease-fire agreement. M23's chairman challenged the figure and accused...

Congo military accuses M23 rebels of killing 50 civilians

Dec. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EST

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's military on Thursday accused the M23 rebels of breaching a cease-fire, saying that they killed at least 50 people in a massacre earlier this week and warning that the army would defend civilians from attacks. The statement comes less than a week after...

Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

Nov. 28, 2022 09:56 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc opened in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups. Kenyan President William Ruto and Burundi’s...

E. Congo on edge to see if M23 rebel cease-fire takes effect

Nov. 25, 2022 15:01 PM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Civilians in mineral-rich eastern Congo edgily waited to see whether a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting between government forces and a shadowy rebel group would come into effect as planned Friday evening. Congo's president and neighboring Rwanda's...

Qatar again denies claim of cash offers to World Cup voters

Nov. 09, 2022 14:23 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A longstanding whistleblower allegation that Qatar offered cash to voters during its winning bid to host the World Cup was denied again by officials in a Netflix documentary released Wednesday. The four-part show “FIFA Uncovered” directly put the question to...

Congo trains 3,000 new army recruits amid Rwanda tensions

Nov. 07, 2022 11:49 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — More than 3,000 new military recruits began training Monday as the Congolese army steps up its fight against the M23 rebels that it alleges are backed by neighboring Rwanda. The Rwandan government, which has repeatedly denied supporting M23, said that a Congolese...