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Aid workers in DRC appeal for $900 million

Aid workers in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo said Thursday they will need nearly $900 million (673 million euros) to meet the needs of the population this year.

Aid workers in DRC appeal for $900 million
DR Congo rebels impose new leaders and taxes: officials

Officials in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo accuse a rebel force of replacing traditional leaders and extorting heavy taxes from the people, while peace talks take place in Uganda under a ceasefire.

DR Congo rebels impose new leaders and taxes: officials
Obama tells Rwanda to end DRC rebel support

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Rwandan President Paul Kagame to end all support for rebels in the conflict-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo.

Obama tells Rwanda to end DRC rebel support
DR Congo rebel peace talks open to rocky start

Congolese rebels and government officials opened tense talks Sunday, with both sides vowing to end a crisis that has led to widespread atrocities and sparked fears of an all-out regional conflict.

DR Congo rebel peace talks open to rocky start
DR Congo rebels, troops accused of killing, rape rampage

Rebels and government troops raped and killed civilians and looted towns during battles in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last month with children suffering dramatically.

DR Congo rebels, troops accused of killing, rape rampage
Clinton urges end to support for DR Congo rebels

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called on all regional African leaders to halt any support for the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Clinton urges end to support for DR Congo rebels
DR Congo rebels appear to be quitting key city of Goma: UN

There are signs that Congolese rebels are withdrawing from the strategic eastern city of Goma, following a round of diplomatic efforts to prevent the conflict from spreading across the region.

DR Congo rebels appear to be quitting key city of Goma: UN
Fighting in DR Congo after rebels reject calls to end offensive

Fighting erupted in the DR of Congo after rebels defiantly rejected international calls to pull out of the strategic city of Goma and end an offensive that has stoked fears of a wider conflict and humanitar

Fighting in DR Congo after rebels reject calls to end offensive
US 'alarmed' by security deterioration in DR Congo

The US State Department late Tuesday said that Washington is "gravely alarmed" by the speed at which security is deteriorating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

US 'alarmed' by security deterioration in DR Congo
Ban vows peacekeepers will stay in threatened Goma

UN leader Ban Ki-moon vowed Sunday that peacekeepers will stay in the DR Congo city of Goma after UN combat helicopters and government troops failed to stop a rebel advance amid growing international alarm.

Ban vows peacekeepers will stay in threatened Goma
113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo

Some 113 rebels died in clashes between the M23 rebel group and Democratic Republic of Congo troops as violence flared days after the UN and US imposed sanctions on the group's leader.

113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo
Troubled DR Congo hosts struggling Francophonie summit

Leaders from the 75-nation Francophonie were to begin their biennial summit Friday in DR Congo, a country that encapsulates Africa's many woes but also its growing stake in a body searching for a raison d'etre.

Troubled DR Congo hosts struggling Francophonie summit
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Three-quarters of African countries face food insecurity: report

Three-quarters of African countries and several "Arab Spring" nations are at high or extreme risk of a food crisis, according to an analysis published on Wednesday.

Three-quarters of African countries face food insecurity: report
Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east

Amnesty International called Wednesday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to put an end to the fighting in the east of the country where several local and foreign armed groups are committing abuses.

Amnesty International calls on DRCongo to halt clashes in east