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The United States tells Rwanda and Congo they must 'walk back from the brink of war'

Feb. 20, 2024 22:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States told Rwanda and Congo on Tuesday that they “must walk back from the brink of war,” the sharpest warning yet of a looming conflict between the African neighbors. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood delivered the warning at an emergency...

What's happening in eastern Congo and why aid groups are warning of a new humanitarian crisis

Feb. 19, 2024 11:40 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Aid organizations fear a new humanitarian crisis in the restive eastern Congo region, where the renowned armed rebel group M23 is in the midst of a new advance that threatens to cut off a major city and leave millions of people struggling for food and medical help....

Rwanda rejects US calls for withdrawal of missiles and troops from eastern Congo

Feb. 19, 2024 04:17 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in Rwanda on Monday rejected U.S. calls for the withdrawal of troops and missile systems from eastern Congo, saying they are defending Rwandan territory as Congo carries out a "dramatic military build-up” near the border. Rwanda's Foreign...

US condemns Rwanda's support of armed M23 rebels in eastern Congo and calls for troop withdrawal

Feb. 18, 2024 04:58 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.S. has condemned Saturday Rwanda's support of the armed M23 group in eastern Congo, whose rebellion has caused the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, and called on the rebel group to “cease hostilities.” The U.S. State Department in a...

3 dead in bombing attack on Congo displacement camp as violence in the east escalates

Feb. 13, 2024 14:21 PM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A group of rebels bombed a displacement camp in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province killing three civilians and injuring eight others, a local civil society group said Tuesday, as violence in the conflict-hit region sparked protests and a humanitarian group warned that...

UK plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda incompatible with human rights, parliamentary watchdog says

Feb. 12, 2024 12:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government’s plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is “fundamentally incompatible" with the U.K.’s human rights obligations, a parliamentary rights watchdog said Monday, as the contentious bill returned for debate in the House of Lords. ...

Residents scatter as they fear Congo rebel group will again seize key eastern city of Goma

Feb. 07, 2024 11:39 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — One of eastern Congo’s most active rebel groups is attacking a community considered the last line of defense before the region’s largest city of Goma, fleeing residents said Wednesday, even as the rebels claimed they had no intention to seize it again. The...

Armed group fires on UN helicopter in eastern Congo, injuring 2 peacekeepers, one seriously

Feb. 02, 2024 22:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Members of an armed group fired on a U.N. helicopter in eastern Congo early Friday, injuring two South African peacekeepers, one seriously, the United Nations said. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. peacekeeping department assumes the attack was...

Militants in eastern Congo kill 12 villagers as country's leader rules out talks with Rwanda

Jan. 31, 2024 01:31 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Militants killed at least 12 villagers in a spate of attacks in eastern Congo, a local official and a civil society leader said as the country's president ruled out dialogue with neighboring Rwanda over a related conflict. The killings in Congo's North Kivu...

Church of England leader says a plan to send migrants to Rwanda undermines the UK's global standing

Jan. 29, 2024 17:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The leader of the Church of England said Monday that Britain will undermine its standing in the world if it enacts a government plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said U.K. politicians were seeking to...