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U.S. ‘very concerned’ about reports Rwanda backing rebels in Congo

U.S. 'very concerned' about reports Rwanda backing rebels in Congo

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday Washington was “very concerned” about what he called credible reports that Rwanda has provided support to M23 rebels in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, Reuters reported. The US diplomat, speaking during a visit to Kinshasa ahead of a trip to …

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Kagame and Tshisekedi agree to resolve conflicts

Kagame and Tshisekedi agree to resolve conflicts

After their meeting in Luanda, the Angolan capital, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi agreed to defuse tensions. Angolan President Joao Lourenco, appointed by the African Union to mediate talks said: “The tripartite decided on a process of de-escalation between Congo and Rwanda”. Diplomatic tensions deteriorate …

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“If Rwanda’s provocation continues, we will not sit and do nothing”- Felix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi and Kagame

In an interview with UK’s Financial Times newspaper, DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi warned that his country could react if neighboring Rwanda continued its provocations. Diplomatic tensions continue to escalate between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. President Tshisekedi who accused Rwanda of supporting the M23 rebel group and …

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Kenyan leader calls for immediate deployment of regional force to eastern Congo

Kenyan leader calls for deployment of regional force to eastern Congo

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called for immediate deployment of a new regional military force to try to stop rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Reuters reported. President Kenyatta is calling for the immediate deployment of regional troops in close coordination with the UN peacekeeping mission in …

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DR Congo president accuses Rwandan counterpart of backing rebels

DR Congo president accuses Rwandan counterpart of backing rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi accused Rwandan President Paul Kagame of supporting M23 rebels during clashes in his country’s east that displaced tens of thousands of people. The president spoke on Sunday after visiting neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville where he met his counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso. According to President Tshisekedi, …

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