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Thursday 23 May 2013
The United Nations Secretary General has warned armed rebels in Eastern Congo that the organisation's new “intervention brigade” would prevent any repeat of the fighting which has driven thousands of refugees out of camps this week. In a visit to the embattled lakeside city of Goma, Ban Ki-moon said the 3,000-strong force which has begun deployment will “enforce the peace”.
Friday 17 May 2013
There are plans to present him with a student award despite continuing controversy over his regime's human rights record
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The troubles started after an appearance as key witness in the trial of a powerful media owner
Wednesday 01 May 2013
One of the first people to launch a legal action against News International over phone hacking has donated a kidney to a journalist she met while he was covering the case.
Friday 22 March 2013
Bosco Ntaganda, one of central Africa's most notorious warlords, begins his new life in the Netherlands tomorrow after surrendering to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
Congolese war criminal Bosco 'The Terminator' Ntaganda unexpectedly turns himself in at US embassy in Rwanda
Monday 18 March 2013
One of Africa's most wanted war criminals walked into the United States embassy in Rwanda today and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court at The Hague. The US said it was “considering his request” after Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed the “Terminator” appeared on their doorstep in Rwanda's capital, Kigali.
Friday 08 March 2013
She believed the key to Rwanda's reconstruction lay in involving women at the grassroots level
Friday 01 March 2013
Britain is to give £16m in aid to Rwanda after support for the country was suspended amid claims that its rulers were linked to militias accused of rape and murder.
Thursday 10 January 2013
African mission plea for more firepower after being humiliated by rebel advance in DRC
Monday 10 December 2012
Charlotte Philby meets the Lib Dem minister on a mission to end abuse
Sunday 02 December 2012
Today's diary looks at The Archbishop of York, Leveson and Alan Sugar.
Sunday 02 December 2012
A country trying to mend itself needs more, not less, help
Saturday 01 December 2012
Britain is to withhold £21m of aid to the government of Rwanda after accepting “compelling reports” that the country is supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Friday 30 November 2012
Sunday 25 November 2012
The Democratic Republic of Congo said it would not negotiate with M23 rebels in the east until they pulled out of the city of Goma, but a rebel spokesman said Kinshasa was in no position to set conditions on peace talks.
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