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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...

Officials say 2 boats collide on Congo River but give conflicting accounts on deaths

Feb. 13, 2024 12:04 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two boats have collided on the Congo River in western Congo, local officials said, giving conflicting accounts on deaths. Alexis Mampa, chief of the Maluku municipality, said no one died in the collision Monday east of Congo’s capital of Kinshasa. Another...

At least 18 people killed when bus collides with truck in Congo's capital

Feb. 09, 2024 10:59 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 18 people were killed Friday when the bus they were traveling on collided with a truck in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, authorities said. The bus collided with the truck as it tried to make a turn along a highway leading to the N’Djili...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Feb. 09, 2024 01:35 AM EST

Feb. 2–8, 2024 A volcano in southwestern Iceland is erupting again, and farmers are taking their tractors on Europe's roads to protest EU policies and prices. Britain's King Charles III has begun treatment for cancer. Thousands of people are fleeing a conflict between government...

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...

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...