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Secret mission to withdraw Irish troops from Congo amid security concerns

The Irish Times 12 Aug 2022
A group of Irish Army officers has been withdrawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a secret Air Corps operation amid increasing unrest and attacks on peacekeepers in the country ... A group of Irish Army officers has been withdrawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Humanitarians seek better protection for civilians in eastern DR Congo: UN

People Daily 12 Aug 2022
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- UN humanitarians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are pressing for the protection of civilians after armed groups killed at least 100 civilians in Ituri province, a UN spokesman said on Thursday ... Dujarric said security constraints affect humanitarian operations ... .

Explainer: What's Behind the Rising Conflict in Eastern DRC

Voa News 11 Aug 2022
Rwanda and its president, Paul Kagame, accuse the DRC and its army of backing the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a Congo-based mainly Hutu rebel group that includes some fighters who were involved in the genocide ... Stearns, of the Congo Research Group, said ...

US notes concern about alleged Rwandan backing of rebels in DRC

Business Day 11 Aug 2022
The US is concerned about “credible reports” that Rwanda is backing the M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and had sent its own forces into its neighbour’s territory, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said ... Blinken is on the final leg of a three-nation African trip, that has included stops in SA and Congo. .

DRC: To restore security, address impunity for rights violations in the east

Mail Guardian South Africa 11 Aug 2022
The resurgence of the March 23 Movement (M23), an armed group that claims to defend the rights of Congolese Tutsi in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has prompted regional actors to reinvigorate diplomatic efforts ... Military efforts to address the armed conflict in eastern DRC have been widely used.

Blinken raised 'serious concerns' about human rights with Kagame in Rwanda

CNN 11 Aug 2022
(CNN)US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he had raised "serious concerns" related to human rights as well as issues about regional tensions with the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo during a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in the capital Kigali ... US senator questions aid to Rwanda over human rights, role in Congo.

UN peacekeepers abandon their illegitimate children in DRC

Blitz 11 Aug 2022
UN peacekeepers abandon hundreds of their own children born from ...

US Concerned by UN Report Saying Rwanda Is Backing Rebels

Voa News 10 Aug 2022
He called on all parties in the region to stop supporting the M23 rebels who are fighting the DRC government in eastern Congo ... pledged $30 million to help the DRC promote responsible and sustainable mining practices and raised concerns about the auction of Congo's oil and gas blocks in sensitive areas.

US, Congolese authorities call on Rwanda to respect DR Congo’s territorial integrity

Anadolu Agency 10 Aug 2022
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday for a bilateral working session, said the Congolese presidency ... Alongside Congo Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Christophe Lutundula, he called for the laying down of arms and commitment to a peace process.

Blinken meets President Ramaphosa in South Africa, leaves for Congo

Beijing News 10 Aug 2022
Ties between the US and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are deep and longstanding, according to State Department. The United States immediately established diplomatic relations with the DRC in 1960, following its independence from Belgium.

Chambas expresses concern over armed group activities in DR Congo

Ghana News Agency 10 Aug 2022
As in the 1960s, Congo, today, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a key item on the agenda of the UN Security Council,” Dr Chambas stated in Accra at the launch of memoirs of the late Mr Alexander Quaison-Sackey, Ghana’s former Foreign Minister and the first African to serve as President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Blinken, in Kinshasa, Expresses Concern at DRC’s Arrest of Opposition Leader

Voa News 10 Aug 2022
Secretary of State Antony Blinken encouraged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to have “free, fair, and on-time elections” while expressing concern over the detention of a Congolese opposition leader arrested soon as Blinken arrived the country for a brief visit.

Blinken concerned over detention of Congo opposition figure

San Francisco Chronicle 10 Aug 2022
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.S ... of an opposition political leader in Congo ... “We have full respect for the laws of the DRC (Congo) but we are concerned about any steps taken that could actually reduce the political space, especially as the country heads into elections,” Blinken said.

US Urged to Prioritize Human Rights Ahead of Blinken’s Visit to Rwanda

Voa News 10 Aug 2022
“He really should use this as an opportunity to reinforce to [presidents] Felix Tshisekedi and Paul Kagame in DRC Congo and in Rwanda, respectively, that the United States wants to continue to be a partner to Rwanda and Congo,” Mudge said, “but only in so much that steps are taken to respect human rights and principles.”.

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