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  • 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.


  • Rwandans say army secretly aids Congo rebels

    Ibrahim Nsanzimana says he can no longer return to his home in Rwanda for fear of death. The 28-year-old recounted the tortured history of his Rwandan family's entanglement with neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, and his latest recruitment by Rwanda to fight in eastern Congo.


  • Gen. Nyamwasa (below) feared he would be arrested as a political prisoner in his homeland and fled to South Africa. He was convicted in absentia last year and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    Rwandan general testifies over shooting

    JOHANNESBURG | An exiled Rwandan general, testifying under oath in South Africa on Wednesday, feared he would be arrested as a political prisoner in his homeland, so he fled to Johannesburg, where he was shot.


  • S. Africa: Rwandan general testifies over shooting

    An exiled Rwandan general, testifying under oath in South Africa on Wednesday, feared he would be arrested as a political prisoner in his homeland, so he fled to Johannesburg, where he was shot.


  • Congo rebel leader: Men won't disarm

    A group of Congolese soldiers who created a rebel group after defecting from the army have no intention of laying down their weapons, despite an ultimatum from the government and the expiration of a cease-fire with the military, one of their leaders said Thursday.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Running the Rift'

    Most Americans may not know much about the Rwandan genocide that occurred over a few months in 1994. And Naomi Benaron's first novel, "Running the Rift," does little to shed light on the historical, economic and political factors that led Rwandan Hutus to kill 500,000 to 1 million Tutsis and those sympathetic to them.


  • Prosecution: Rwandan's 'business' was assassination

    A South African police detective testified that a Rwandan businessman offered police a $1 million bribe to free him after his arrest on suspicion of bankrolling an assassination attempt against an exiled dissident Rwandan general.


  • T.J. KIRKPATRICK / THE WASHINGTON TIMES 
"Today we are a failed state," says Nzanga Mobutu, who wants to correct the ills if elected as president of Congo, where his father ruled for 32 years.

    Son of Congo's former dictator a candidate for president

    The son of Congo's former dictator vowed to use military force to crack down on Congolese soldiers and rebels who have kept up a years-long campaign of rape against civilians in the Central African nation, saying he will hold the guilty accountable if he is elected president.


  • Carnegie Mellon to open branch campus in Rwanda

    Carnegie Mellon University and Rwandan President Paul Kagame announced plans Friday to open a branch campus in his country, making it the first American university to do so in central Africa.


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