Following deadly protests in the country on Tuesday, the Roman Catholic bishops leading peace talks say a deal must be struck 'before Christmas'.
The Tanzanians were meeting Uganda’s Allied Democratic Front militants who are based in eastern DR Congo
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Memo sees the UN as helpless, even as nightmare of a genocide such as in Rwanda in 1994, looms
“...they forced us to have abortions...kicked our stomachs to kill the foetuses. One wanted to cut my stomach open to check the foetus was dead"
"MONUSCO pounded a village essentially made up of civilians", said governor Paluku.
This could be awkward for Tanzania, which in the past called on Rwanda to negotiate with the rebels now turned kidnappers.
There were surprises. In Egypt, the Justice minister resigned after he said that the “sons of garbage collectors” should not become judges.
Tough week for UN as three members of DRC mission kidnapped, days after Somalia staffers were killed
The vast central African country has been struggling through a political crisis since President Joseph Kabila's 2011 re-election.
With the Congolese army now on their own, it is very unlikely that the campaign against the FDLR will be launched at all.
Kinshasa has refused to sack two commanders leading an offensive against rebels in the country's east
In public Uncle Sam has a beady eye trained on DRCongo and Burundi's big men; in private realpolitik little stands in the way of 3rd terms for each.
A BAD WEEK IN AFRICA: Rebels kill 26, rape 50 in DR Congo, seven dead in Mali, and South Sudan at risk
The election in Mozambique was one of the few normal events of the week, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the outrages and Ebola horror stories.