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February 24, 2013
African leaders sign deal aimed at peace in eastern Congo
By Aaron Maasho
Reuters
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February 24, 2013
Is DR Congo peace only 'paper thin'?
By Nazanine Moshiri
Al Jazeera
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February 24, 2013
Angola strives for respect of DRC sovereignty and integrity
ANGOP
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February 24, 2013
Secretary-General's remarks at press conference in Addis Ababa
UN
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February 24, 2013
Congo neighbors agree not to support armed groups
By KIRUBEL TADESSE
AP
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February 24, 2013
DR Congo: African leaders sign peace deal
BBC
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February 24, 2013
Eleven states sign United Nations deal for peace in Congo
The Guardian
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February 24, 2013
South Africa: Congo Rebels Must Surrender
By Giles Muhame
Chimpreports
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February 24, 2013
Belgium welcomes peace deal for eastern DR Congo
AFP
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February 24, 2013
Kagame’s Worries About New Congo Peace Deal
By Nixon Segawa
Chimp Reports
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February 24, 2013
Africa's leaders ink deal to end DRC conflict
Mail & Guardian
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February 24, 2013
African leaders sign DR Congo peace deal
Al Jazeera
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February 24, 2013
Great Lakes Leaders Sign Landmark DRC Peace Agreement
By Micheal Nteza
Chimpreports
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February 23, 2013
DR Congo 'on brink of major conflict'
Al Jazeera
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February 22, 2013
Top United Nations Official Urges Security Council Mandate for Additional Brigade to Help Deal with ‘Daunting’ Challenges in Democratic Republic of Congo Permanent Representative Admits Abuses by Armed Forces, Also Blames Rebels
UN
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February 20, 2013

Will war-torn DR Congo benefit from the Addis Ababa peace deal?
By Simon Tisdall
The Guardian
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February 20, 2013
Congo peace accord framework nears fruition
by Elissa Jobson
BDLive
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February 19, 2013
U.N. chief suggests Congo rebels had outside help to take Goma
By Michelle Nichols
Reuters
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February 19, 2013
Waiting for a miracle in Congo: a peace process with many processes and no peace
By Kris Berwouts
African Arguments
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February 12, 2013
Finding a Lasting Solution to Instability in The Democratic Republic of the Congo
US State Department
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February 12, 2013

U.S. diplomat calls for international action in Congo
By Ashish Kumar Sen
Washington Times
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February 12, 2013
Two SADC Delegations Visit Goma to Assess the Implementation of the International Neutral Force
MONUSCO
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February 11, 2013
Congo rebels, a Kabila family affair?
Daily Maverick
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February 10, 2013
S.African police arrest suspected "mastermind" Congo rebel
Alternet
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February 8, 2013
Congolese crisis comes knocking at South Africa’s door
By De Wet Potgieter & Khadija Patel
Daily Maverick
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February 8, 2013
Southern African leaders mull Congo force
Africa Review
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February 7, 2013

'Congo rebels': The mystery continues
By DE WET POTGIETER and KHADIJA PATEL
Daily Maverick
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February 1, 2013

Gecamines May Seek Partner to Develop Congo Copper Sites
By Michael J. Kavanagh
Bloomberg
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February 1, 2013
Congo's M23 rebels say peace deal possible by end-February
By Elias Biryabarema
Alternet
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January 26, 2013

Doubts loom over new UN Congo peace plan
By Benedict Moran
Al Jazeera
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January 26, 2013
Troops and drones to bolster new UN Congo peace bid
By Tim Witcher
AP
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January 25, 2013
UN 'finalising' peace agreement in DR Congo
Al Jazeera
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January 25, 2013
UN 'plans to fight rebels in DRC'
By Barbara Plett
BBC
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January 25, 2013
U.N. chief to recommend intervention troops for Congo: official
By Michelle Nichols
Reuters
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January 25, 2013
UN 'finalising' peace agreement in DR Congo
Al Jazeera
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January 24, 2013
Congo rebels say peace talks at standstill
By RODNEY MUHUMUZA
Yahoo
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January 24, 2013
Treasury Expands Sanctions on M23 Leadership
By Samuel Rubenfeld
Wall Street Journal
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January 24, 2013
UN plans to use spy drones over eastern Congo
By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN
AP
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January 24, 2013
Mali Army, Riding U.S. Hopes, Is Proving No Match for Militants
Lydia Polgreen
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January 23, 2013
Latest crisis in Congo DRC underlines link between hunger and conflict
By Mark Tran
The Guardian
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January 22, 2013
Mercury treaty fails to offer poor gold miners a quicksilver solution
Guardian UK
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January 22, 2013
DR Congo rebels impose new leaders and taxes
Capital FM News
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January 21, 2013
Africa pushes for control of peace efforts in war-ravaged eastern DR Congo
by Ronald Ssekandi and Yuan Qing
Xinhuanet
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January 16, 2013
Interview with Steve Hege, Former Coordinator, UN Group of Experts on the DRC
by Francesco Mancini
Global Observatory
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January 16, 2013
Gecamines of Congo Plans to Raise $1 Billion for Copper Plant
By Michael J. Kavanagh
Bloomberg
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January 16, 2013
Letter to Patrice Emery Lumumba
Ama Biney
Pambazuka
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January 15, 2013
The UN in Congo
Watching from above
The Economist
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January 14, 2012
The Case Against Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame
By Howard French
The Daily Beast
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January 12, 2013
The pain of suspension
The Economist
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January 11, 2013

A condensed guide to corruption, M23 style
By Gaïus Kowene
RNW
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January 10, 2013
UN wants drones over Congo to keep the peace
By Daniel Howden
The Independent
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January 10, 2013
M23 rebels threaten to resume fighting over DRC’s ‘behaviour’
By CHARLES MWANGUHYA MPAGI
The Daily Monitor
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January 9, 2013
UN seeks to deploy drones over DR Congo
Al Jazeera
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January 9, 2013
U.S. State Department Daily Press Briefing: Drones in the DR-Congo
US State Department
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January 4, 2013
DR Congo's M23 rebels arrive for peace talks
AFP
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January 4, 2013
DR Congo rebels threaten to ditch peace talks
Al Jazeera
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January 3, 2013
Angola detains nine exiled DRC officers over 'plot' to destabilise Congo
Times Live
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January 3, 2012
M23 rebels threaten to quit DR Congo talks over ceasefire
BBC
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December 28, 2012
Rwanda’s Rampaging Rebel Force
By PHILIPPE BOLOPION
NY Times
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December 27, 2012
Under The Tree Of Talking | Congo: The Unpopular Struggle
By JJ Bola
Cease Fire Magazine
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December 26, 2012
AU to consider new international force for eastern DRC
Business Day
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December 25, 2012
My Nomination For Worst Law Of The Year: Dodd Frank On Conflict Minerals
By Tim Worstall
Forbes
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December 24, 2012
Teams from a US Army brigade heading to 35 African nations to beef up anti-terror training
Washington Post
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December 23, 2012
Ending the cycle of abuse in Congo
By Ida Sawyer
Los Angeles Times
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December 21, 2012
U.S. under pressure over Rwanda involvement in Congo fighting
By Robyn Dixon
Los Angeles Times
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December 20, 2012
Why History Repeats Itself in Eastern DR Congo
By Timothy Raeymaekers
The E-International Relations
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December 19, 2012
Susan Rice’s defense of Kagame in Congo puts Obama State Department on the defensive
by Ann Garrison
San Francisco Bayview
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December 19, 2012
Worries grow in east Congo with fighter buildup
By By KRISTA LARSON
Associated Press
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December 19, 2012
In Eastern DRC, Kabila's Weakness Fuels M23, Rwanda Crisis
By Jon Rosen
World Politics
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December 19, 2012
Analysis: Seeking civilian and military solutions in the DRC
IRIN
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December 19, 2012
UN chief pushes for regional deal to end Congo crisis
By Louis Charbonneau
Reuters
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December 18, 2012
Treasury Slaps Sanctions on More M23 Leaders
By Samuel Rubenfeld
Wall Street Journal
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December 18, 2012
UN court acquits Congo rebel leader of war crimes
By By MIKE CORDER
AP
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December 17, 2012
Rwanda schemed M23 rebellion for its benefit - UN expert
By STEVE HEGE
Africa Review
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December 17, 2012
Africa In Turmoil Again: Why The US Holds The Key To The Heart Of The Continent
BY Jacey Fortin
International Business Times
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December 13, 2012

Rwanda's genocide and the bloody legacy of Anglo-American guilt
By Chris McGreal
The Guardian
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December 12, 2012
US ally Rwanda gets bipartisan lashing at hearing on Congolese crisis
By Julian Pecquet
The Hill
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December 12, 2012
The M23 funhouse, where Congolese youth get in free
RNW Africa Desk
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December 12, 2012
Congo Tells of M23 Rebel Abuses
By William Lloyd George
The Daily Beast
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December 12, 2012
The revealingly substance-free fight over Susan Rice
By Glen Greenwald
The Guardian
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December 11, 2012
White House Defends Low-Key Stance on Rwanda, Congo
By Carey L. Biron
Inter Press Service
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December 11, 2012
Dan Gertler: Is this the end for Congo's diamond geezer?
By Jim Armitage
The Independent
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December 11, 2012
Congo's rebels
Retreat, not defeat
The Economist
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December 11, 2012
Obama administration defends Congo policy, rejects congressional criticism
Washington Post
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December 11, 2012
Obama administration defends Congo policy, rejects congressional criticism
By AP
Washington Post
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December 10, 2012
This New Susan Rice Charge May Stick
By Dashiell Bennett
The Atlantic
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December 10, 2012
The Devastating Crisis in Eastern Congo
Testimony
Johnnie Carson
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
As Prepared
Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights
Washington, DC
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December 10, 2012
Rice Under Pressure for U.S. Role in Congo Violence
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
Free Beacon
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December 10, 2012
Why Nobody Cares About Congo
By Jimmie Briggs
Loop 21
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December 10, 2012
Rice’s ties to African leaders questioned
Cathy Finkler
MSNBC
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December 10, 2012
DR Congo rebel peace talks falter amid tensions
Radio Netherlands
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December 10, 2012
U.N. Ambassador Questioned on U.S. Role in Congo Violence
By By HELENE COOPER
New York Times
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December 10, 2012
Rice’s ties to African leaders questioned
Cathy Finkler
MSNBC
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December 10, 2012
Congo army debacle at Goma raises spectre of betrayal
Alternet
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December 10, 2012
Congo rebels dodge meeting, threatening talks with Congo government in Uganda
Washington Post
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December 10, 2012
Congo rebels dodge meeting, threatening talks with Congo government in Uganda
Washington Post
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December 9, 2012
Susan Rice and Africa’s Despots
By SALEM SOLOMON
New York Times
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December 9, 2012
Jim Armitage: Cosy deals by Glencore and ENRC's chums are costing the Congo dear
By Jim Armitage
The Independent
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December 5, 2012
Bordering on the Dangerous: The Invisible Frontline in North Kivu
Think Africa Press
By Caroline Hellyer
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December 4, 2012
Rwandan soldiers joined forces with Congo rebels, UN told
By David Smith
The Guardian
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December 3, 2012
What Susan Rice Has Meant for U.S. Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Howard French
The Atlantic
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December 3, 2012
IMF Halts Congo Loans Over Failure to Publish Mine Contract
By Michael J. Kavanagh
Bloomberg
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December 3, 2012
What Does the M23 Want?
Newsweek
Melanie Gouby
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December 3, 2012
Congo rebels' withdrawal from Goma 'purely tactical', say analysts
By Simon Allison
The Guardian
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December 3, 2012
How Rice dialed down the pressure on Rwanda
By Colum Lynch
Foreign Policy
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December 2, 2012
DR Congo rebels hand back control of Goma
By Azad Essa
Al Jazeera
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December 2, 2012
DRC government jams radio
Editor
IOL News
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December 2, 2012
An Interview with Kambale Musavuli on the Congo
Genocide in Silence
by DANIEL KOVALIK
Counter Punch
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December 2, 2012
Germany halts aid to Uganda over corruption scandal
Reuters
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December 1, 2012
Why Kampala, Kigali, Luanda pulled the plug on DR Congo protagonists
By GAAKI KIGAMBO
The EastAfrican
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November 30, 2012
Five Reasons Why You Might Be Confused About Congo
By Tom Paulson
Humanosphere
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November 30, 2012
The Central Africa Forum
African Arguments of the Royal African Society
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November 29, 2012
The Controversial Africa Policy of Susan Rice
Armin Rosen
The Atlantic
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November 29, 2012
Rwanda 'wanted new DR Congo rebel front'
BBC
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November 29, 2012
Clinton urges end to support for DR Congo rebels
AFP
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November 28, 2012
Reining in Kagame
Editorial
Financial Times
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November 28, 2012
Only the Congolese people can save Democratic Republic of the Congo
By Dr Nzongola Ntalaja
The Guardian
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November 28, 2012
Congolese Rebels Prepare Goma Withdrawal as U.S. Presses Rwanda
By Michael Kavanaugh
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November 28, 2012
Goma gasps under rebel occupation
By Azad Essa
Al Jazeera
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November 28, 2012
Inisde Story Americas - The US Role in the DR Congo Conflict
Al Jazeera English
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November 28, 2012
UN extends arms embargo on Congo rebels, threatens sanctions against M23 fighters
Washington Post
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November 27, 2012
DR Congo: M23 rebels set conditions for Goma pull-out
BBC
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November 27, 2012
Conflict minerals not fueling M23 rebellion
By Enrico Carisch
OSISA
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November 27, 2012
Congo war stems from minerals, ethnic animosity
By Pete Jones
Associated Press
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November 27, 2012
In Rebel Country
Foreign Policy
By James Verini
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November 27, 2012
Congo war exposes folly of western aid
By Richard Dowden
The Guardian
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November 27, 2012
Congo rebels loot central bank in Goma
Pete Jones
The Guardian
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November 26, 2012
Q&A: Behind the M23 mutiny in DR Congo
Al Jazeera
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November 24, 2012
Gaza grabs the headlines as Congo once more descends into chaos
By Ian Birrell
The Guardian
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November 24, 2012
Backed by Obama, sharp-tongued Susan Rice battles critics
By Louis Charbonneau and Susan Cornwell
Reuters
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November 23, 2012
War looms once again in Congo
Editorial Board
Washington Post
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November 23, 2012

End the impunity of Congo's war criminals
By Navi Pillay
The Guardian
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November 23, 2012

Is DR Congo's cycle of chaos unbreakable?
Andrew Harding
BBC
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November 23, 2012
Congo’s eastern crisis: Fraying round the edges
The Economist
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November 23, 2012
Tanzania ready to send troops to DRC
The Citizen
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November 22, 2012
DR Congo army chief Gabriel Amisi suspended
BBC
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November 22, 2012
Eastern DRC: A Return to War?
By Ben Shepherd
Chatham House
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November 22, 2012
Suddenly, the British government changes policy on Rwanda
By Lindsey Hilsum
Channel 4
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November 21, 2012
New report: DRC's Kabila could be toppled within weeks
Frik Els
Mining.com
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November 21, 2012
Kinshasa seeks allies against rebel troops
By Katrina Manson
Financial Times
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November 21, 2012
Goma falls to the M23: a tale of war, rebellion and dreadful peace agreements
By Kris Berwouts
African Arguments
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November 20, 2012
The Fall of Goma
By Michael Deibert
Huffington Post
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