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  • **FILE** M23 rebels conduct training exercises in Rumangabo, Congo, on Oct. 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Congo rebels, army clash at Goma's edge

    Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda resumed mortar and machine gun fire on Monday at a village just 3 kilometers (2 miles) outside of the crucial, provincial capital of Goma, hours after saying they were halting fighting in order to negotiate with the government of Congo.

  • Rebels advance to outskirts of provincial capital in Congo

    A Rwandan-backed rebel group advanced to within two miles of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo, marking the first time that rebels have come so close since 2008.

  • Population of Africa's mountain gorillas rises

    The population of Uganda's mountain gorillas has grown to 400, up from 302 in 2006, according to a census conducted last year, bringing the total number of mountain gorillas in Africa to 880 and giving hope to conservationists trying to save the critically endangered species.

  • 1 dead in attack on famed doctor's home: official

    Congolese officials confirm that gunmen killed one person in an attack on the home of a Congolese doctor who has helped thousands of women recover from violent rapes.

  • Congo: 1 dead in attack on famed doctor's home

    Gunmen killed a guard and fired at a renowned Congolese doctor who has helped thousands of women recover from violent rapes.

  • U.S. Special Forces have paired with local troops and Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic to help find fugitive Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army has been raping, pillaging and plundering villages across the region. (Associated Press)

    Hunt for notorious Ugandan warlord Kony loses momentum

    Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army has survived on a steady regimen of rape, murder, pillage and abduction across East and Central Africa, remains a fugitive, as African Union countries struggle to coordinate their forces and amass the political will to bring justice to one of Africa's most infamous warlords.

  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 5, 2012, file photo, an M23 rebel walks the streets of the North Kivu town of Rubare near Rutshuru, 75 km (48 miles) North of Goma, Congo. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    Ebola death toll up to 31 in Congo

    The United Nations says that an outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 31 people in northeastern Congo, more than doubling the death toll from a week ago.

  • UN health agency says Ebola toll at 31 in Congo

    The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in northeastern Congo has more than doubled to 31 over the past week, while 38 other people are either suspected of having the disease or are definitely infected, the U.N. health agency said Friday. Aid workers fear that the disease may be spreading in part due to traditional funeral practices in the region.

  • Ebola outbreak spreads in eastern Congo, kills 15

    Local authorities in eastern Congo say that the population lack of information on Ebola and the traditional practice of washing corpses before funerals are helping the epidemic to spread.

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