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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...

Ivory Coast to withdraw peacekeepers from Mali after arrests

Nov. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast will be gradually withdrawing its military contingent from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali after failing to secure the release of 46 Ivorian soldiers who have been accused of being mercenaries. The announcement was made in a letter,...

UN extends Central African Republic peacekeeping mission

Nov. 14, 2022 23:57 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council extended the nearly 17,500-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in the troubled Central African Republican for a year on Monday, with Russia, China and Gabon abstaining. The French-drafted resolution maintains the robust mandate of the...

UK withdrawing troops from Mali peacekeeping mission

Nov. 14, 2022 11:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Monday it is withdrawing its peacekeepers from Mali, saying the West African country’s growing reliance on Russian mercenaries is undermining stability. Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said the 300-strong British force that has been stationed...

Kenya deploys hundreds to regional force in eastern Congo

Nov. 02, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Kenya's president said Wednesday that his country is sending more than 900 military personnel to eastern Congo to join a new regional force tasked with trying to calm deadly tensions fueled by armed groups. Kenyan President William Ruto called the mission...

Rebels makes new advance, and Congo expels Rwandan envoy

Oct. 29, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Rebels seized control of two major towns in eastern Congo and doubled the territory they hold after fierce fighting Saturday with the Congolese military, authorities said. Congo’s government later ordered the Rwandan ambassador, Vincent Karega, to leave the...