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David Cameron challenged Rwanda’s President to prove his country had no links to murderous militias as the Government prepares to cancel plans to give more financial aid to the central African nation.

As the fighting moves from Goma to Sake, residents head in the opposite direction to escape the violence

UN accuses army chief of supplying Congo rebels

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Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony backs sanction against players

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Andrew Mitchell's refusal to admit that he had used the word “pleb” led the federation to demand his resignation

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Andrew Mitchell denies 'rogue minister' accusation after controversially approving £16 million Rwanda aid package on last day as International Development Secretary

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West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie denies he has retired from international duty

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Using Rwanda as inspiration, the President of the former French-speaking nation wants to introduce English to give it “the best opportunities”

Frosty relations with Hollande see Gabon break the French connection

President swaps colonial language for English after being inspired by Rwanda's example

Andrew Mitchell with Paul Kagame in Rwanda. Kagame’s regime is accused of funding a brutal rebellion in Congo, right

Memos reveal how Andrew Mitchell ignored advice on Rwandan aid

Embattled minister overruled department to help controversial leader Paul Kagame

The penis size study: How do British men fare?

According to a new study, British men typically have bigger penises than their French counterparts, but are far short of Congo. Can you guess the average length?

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