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U.N. officials see risk of genocide in Central African Republic | Reuters

Central African Republic is at risk of spiraling into genocide as armed groups incite Christians and Muslims against each other in the virtually lawless country, senior U.N. officials told the Security Council on Friday. The landlocked, mineral-rich nation of 4.6 million people has slipped into chaos since northern Seleka rebels seized the capital, Bangui, and ousted President Francois Bozize in ...

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Promoting Peace though Village Committees | Voice of America

For more than 20 years, the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been wracked by war, ethnic violence and sexual assaults. More than two and a half million people are internally displaced, and hundreds of thousands of others have fled to neighboring countries. Despite that, efforts continue on the grassroots level to bring peace between local communities by ending disputes ...

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‘We want peace. We’re tired of war’ | openDemocracy

My name is Julienne Lusenge and I’m an activist for women’s rights in the DRC. We are an organisation that fights against the impunity of crimes, against war crimes in our region, and for the rights of victims of sexual violence and war. For the last 16 years we’ve been living in a state of war in the east of ...

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UN Security Council Approves First-Ever ‘Intervention Brigade’ | Radio Free Europe

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved the first-ever “offensive” UN peacekeeping force to fight rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 3,000-strong UN brigade has a unique mandate to carry out offensive operations to neutralize or disarm the rebels. However, the UN resolution on March 28 says the “intervention brigade” would be established for one year on an ...

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US diplomat urges world to back DRCongo peace plan | Global Post

The outgoing top US diplomat for Africa, Johnnie Carson, called Monday for world leaders to back an international peace plan to end the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Clearly, a sophisticated and internationally backed solution is the only way forward,” Carson said, highlighting how the international community had come together to back the Dayton Accords that ended the ...

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Congolese Peace Talks Threaten to Stall | NYTimes.com

KAMPALA, Uganda — Congolese rebels threatened to pull out of peace talks with the Congolese government, after accusing the Congolese military of arming militias to reinforce positions along the front lines in eastern Congo. For more on this story, visit: Congolese Peace Talks Threaten to Stall – NYTimes.com.

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Rwanda’s Rampaging Rebel Force | NYTimes.com

So how do you get away with arming a rebel force that attacks U.N. peacekeepers, rapes women and recruits children? You need powerful friends, and Rwanda has had one. Born from the guilt of the Clinton administration’s inaction in the face of the Rwandan genocide, and a recognition of Rwanda’s relatively efficient use of development aid, the United States has ...

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UPDATE 1-Congo M23 rebels quit Goma in boost for peace hopes | Reuters

By Ed Stoddard and Kenny Katombe GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Rebel fighters, singing and brandishing weapons, pulled out of Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern border city of Goma on Saturday, raising hopes regional peace efforts could advance negotiations to end the insurgency. The rebel withdrawal from Goma on Lake Kivu, a strategic hub in the ...

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