ADF rebels kill 35 in DRC

File Photo©ReutersAt least 35 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Africa in 2014: Will Kinshasa, DRC win the peace?

Jubilation at the defeat of the Mouvement du 23 Mars (M23) rebels by a combination of the Congolese government, United Nations (UN) and African forces will be brief, given the long list of pressing political and military tasks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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DRC Drones to testing the waters for future UN missions

File Photo©ReutersDrone-supported intelligence gathering in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a prototype of future United Nations security missions, experts have said.

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DRC's rising and setting stars

Jaynet Kabila (1), Jean- Claude Masangu (2), Koffi Olomide (3). Photos ©junior D. kannah/afp - vincent fournier/ja - frederique jouvalVeterans find it hard to cede to young contenders in politics, business and music. In the east, new tough guys on the block are flexing their muscles.

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DR Congo and M23 deal threatened

President of Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila Kabila has rejected proposals endorsed by rebel movement, M23The Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected proposals for a blanket amnesty for the commanders of the Tutsi-led rebellion and the reintegration of M23 fighters into the Congolese national army.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections are a luxury item - Prime Minister

Prime minister since May 2012, Matata Ponyo sees himself as a reformer: will his pragmatism pay off? Photo©AFPPrime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon talks candidly to The Africa Report about democracy, the country's recent economic performance and negotiations with the M23 rebels.

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Uganda investigates M23 recruitments

File photo©ReutersUgandan authorities are investigating allegations that Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebel-group, M23 is recruiting its nationals for military training.

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Who are the exemplary armies in Africa?

South African army remains a continental force to reckon with/Photo©Reuters

Structural problems within certain sub-Saharan African armies have not obscured the overall quality, or progress in the past 10 years, for a few countries. 

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Give peace another chance in DR Congo

Hervé Ladsous is a UN Under-Secretary-General and the head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)As we drove past the dusty and crowded streets of downtown Goma, a city of almost 400,000 people in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, it was business as usual. In well-stocked shops vendors and buyers argued over prices of goods and people filled the streets calmly going about their daily lives.

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