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Congo repels attack on military base in capital

KINSHASA - Gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control.

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Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo 21 Jul 2014

BRAZZAVILLE - Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at the start of talks in the neighbouring Congo Republic.

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African nations give rebels in Congo six months to disarm 03 Jul 2014

LUANDA/KINSHASA - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Rwandan rebels in Congo to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

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Head of U.N. Congo peacekeepers regrets failing to stop massacre 03 Jul 2014

KINSHASA - The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said he is sorry his forces reacted too slowly to prevent a massacre in the east of the country in June.

African nations give Rwandan rebels six months to disarm 03 Jul 2014

LUANDA/KINSHASA - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist group in Congo for targeting children 01 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Ugandan Islamic group, the Allied Democratic Forces, for targeting children in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Islamist group in Congo for targeting children 01 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Ugandan Islamic group, the Allied Democratic Forces, for targeting children in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Atlanta adoption agency closes after charges of violations in Congo 28 Jun 2014

ATLANTA - An Atlanta-based international adoption agency will close after it was suspended for 90 days by U.S. authorities over allegations it paid bribes and used incorrect papers to adopt children in the Congo.

Gunfire erupts for second day on Rwanda, Congo border 12 Jun 2014

KINSHASA/KIGALI - Gunfire broke out on Thursday for a second day on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Congolese official said, after months of relative calm in the volatile region.

Rwanda, Congo trade accusations over border fighting 11 Jun 2014

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda accused each other's armies of mounting cross-border raids that led to a rare exchange of heavy weapons fire between the two nations on Wednesday.

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At least 15 killed by shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. | Video