Great Lakes

We have got the African continent talking - AU chief

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Chair, African Union CommissionSixteen months into her mandate, Dlamini-Zuma is encouraged by consultations on the future and the reform of the commission.

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Several M23 rebels flee DRC to Uganda

More than 50 M23 rebels have fled from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda's western district of Kisoro following assaults by Congo and United Nations (UN) forces.

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Uganda's unemployed recruited as rebels in DRC

File Photo©ReutersUgandan police have declared that a shadowy network, which was allegedly recruiting unemployed Ugandan youth into rebel groups in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, has been identified.

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Opinion: Paul Kagame and the fate of the Great Lakes region

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame/Photo©ReutersThe tectonic plates in Africa's great lakes region appear to be shifting.

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In Africa's Great Lakes region, peace dividend must follow peace deal

Africa's Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades.  

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Uganda's request to pursue rebels in DRC falls on deaf ears

Photo©ReutersThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has not responded to Uganda's requests to pursue rebels hiding in the vast Great Lakes region country, a senior Ugandan official has said.

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Future threats to DRC children

A child soldier (C), known as 

Despite years of civil strife and wars in the Great Lakes region, children from the Democratic Republic of Congo are faced with a new and urgent threat.

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Peace deal to break Great Lakes' conflict pattern

UN Secretary-General who attended the signing ceremony hailed the framework saying it marked a new milestone/Photo©ReutersA peace, security and cooperation framework agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region was signed in Ethiopia at the weekend raising hopes of a return to peace in the region. 

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Museveni describes eastern DRC as terrorism conservation project

Uganda's president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being used as a haven by rebels threatening the security within the Great Lakes region.

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Summit on Congo crisis end in Uganda

Map of UgandaLeaders of the Great Lakes region have proposed forming a joint force to maintain peace in the region following an outbreak of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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