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Op-Ed: Will Canada condemn Rwanda’s brutality at home and abroad? Special

Rwanda’s tragic history and predatory governance have been devastating for refugees. The West has enabled the government’s witch-hunts and has made things worse.

Five civilians dead in UN helicopter attack, says DR Congo governor

Kinshasa - The governor of North-Kivu province in troubled eastern DRCongo told AFP on Thursday that five civilians had been killed in a UN helicopter attack against rebel fighters this week.

Spain dismisses Rwanda case, abolishes universal jurisdiction Special

Spain’s supreme court has dismissed a high profile case against 40 Rwandan military officials indicted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other offenses committed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 1990s.

Main DR Congo opposition party walks out of talks

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition says it has broken off talks with President Joseph Kabila ahead of elections.

Homes razed in DR Congo's border zone with Rwanda

Goma - Bulldozers, homes in ruins, anger: after years of war the people of Goma in eastern DR Congo now are bearing the brunt of moves to clear a neutral zone on the border with Rwanda to prevent further conflict.

Ugandan rebels kill seven civilians in eastern DR Congo: Official

Goma - Seven civilians were killed in a new attack by Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official told AFP Sunday.

Tsetse fly, sleeping sickness and the bacterial mystery

Scientists are edging closer to wiping out sleeping sickness worldwide. However, to do so a greater understating of the relationship between the Tsetse fly and the disease causing parasite is required.

UN peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo ambush

Kinshasa - An ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region wracked by fighting between the army and Ugandan rebels, killed two United Nations peacekeepers on Tuesday, officials said.

College student caught on video putting Windex in roommates food

A student at the University of South Carolina is facing criminal charges after she was allegedly caught on a hidden camera secretly poisoning her roommate's food.

Op-Ed: Is Jade Helm a training operation to impose U.S. martial law?

In video footage recently released, American military is seen training to escort civilians to FEMA camps and initiate martial law. Is there more to the Jade Helm training operation than authorities are saying?

Fifty years later: tracing Che's 'failure' in DR Congo

Fizi - "This is the story of a failure," Marxist guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara wrote in his journal after a bid to bring "revolutionary war" to the Congo 50 years ago.

DR Congo must guarantee 'space' for opposition ahead of vote: UN

Kinshasa - The United Nations on Sunday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect its citizens' civil liberties as the political climate has turned tense ahead of key elections next year.

DR Congo's 'Mama Parity' fights for women's role in politics

Bukavu - In DR Congo, where women struggle against terrible violence and inequality, a committed activist fights against all the odds to give women a third of all elected posts.

East Congolese fear assault on Rwandan rebels without UN

Rutshuru - Doubts linger over a long-announced military offensive against Rwandan rebels based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but local people and relief workers are preparing for reprisal raids on civilians.

Over 21 dead in machete massacre — Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa - Machete-wielding attackers crept into the town of Mayangose in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo overnight and massacred 14 men and 7 women, surprisingly sparing the children, reported a spokesman for a civil society.

DR Congo lawmakers adopt new electoral law after deadly protests

Kinshasa - Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo voted on Sunday in favour of a new election law after deadly protests erupted over opposition charges it would extend President Joseph Kabila's term in office.

Chinese become targets in DR Congo anti-government riots

Kinshasa - Clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo police and political protestors that left some 40 people dead last week also revealed the level of hostility towards the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa.

DR Congo drops contested part of election bill after deadly protests

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's lawmakers on Saturday agreed to scrap a contested part of an electoral bill that triggered days of deadly protests over claims it would have enabled President Joseph Kabila to extend his grip on power.

40 dead in DR Congo protests: Human Rights Watch

Kinshasa - Forty people have died in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo against President Joseph Kabila, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday, accusing security forces of using excessive force and then trying to remove evidence.

DR Congo Senate backs down on electoral bill after deadly clashes

Kinshasa - After days of deadly protests, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate backed down Friday on a hotly-contested electoral bill enabling President Joseph Kabila to extend his hold on power.
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