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Rwanda to reopen its Uganda border, ending a tense standoff

Jan. 28, 2022 02:24 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rwandan authorities said early Friday they would reopen the border with Uganda, ending nearly three years of a standoff that appeared to hurt both countries' economies and raised fears of armed hostilities. The announcement came after a period of quiet...

Protests in east Congo over fears of Rwandan police; 4 dead

Dec. 20, 2021 15:21 PM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Residents of eastern Congo's largest city launched violent protests Monday amid fears that police from neighboring Rwanda had entered the country, leaving at least four people dead, authorities said. Gunfire rang out across Goma, a city of 2 million near the...

Federal judge celebrates 40 years on bench in Minnesota

Dec. 11, 2021 01:10 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Paul Magnuson was well into his career as an attorney in South St. Paul when U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, R-Minn., called one day with a job offer. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Devitt had decided to step back from full-time duty, Durenberger told Magnuson,...

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo after attacks

Dec. 01, 2021 04:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday urged its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region. A posting from the Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa on the WeChat online messaging said a number of Chinese citizens had been...

China says 5 citizens kidnapped from Congo mining operation

Nov. 21, 2021 23:17 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says five of its citizens have been kidnapped from a mining operation in eastern Congo. The Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa posted on the WeChat online message service that the five were abducted early Sunday from the site in South Kivu province that...

Hundreds flee to Uganda amid fighting in eastern Congo

Nov. 08, 2021 13:46 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s military says that members of the M23 rebellion group have attacked a base in eastern Congo’s Rutshuru area and that fighting is ongoing. “The M23 insurrection movement attacked the FARDC positions in Rutshuru with the intention of...