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Pope Francis Lands in Congo, Where All His Priorities Converge

New York Times 31 Jan 2023
The Central African country is wracked by war, poverty and environmental plunder — and it may be the future of the Catholic Church ... .

Pope won't visit Goma, but some locals to meet him

USA Today 30 Jan 2023
(Jan. 30) (AP video. Justin Kabumba)       . .
photo: USAF / Staff Sgt. Jocelyn A. Guthrie/Released
Congolese soldiers assigned to the Congolese Light Infantry Battalion salute as the nation's flag is raised at Camp Base in Kisangani, Congo

DR Congo cries ‘act of war’ after Rwanda shoots at fighter jet

La Prensa Latina 25 Jan 2023
In a statement, the DRC government denied the military aircraft violated the airspace as it was flying in the Congolese territory near the international airport of Goma city. However, the plane landed without major damage ... Rwanda has always denied that allegation, even as two UN reports confirmed the collaboration ... The UN also confirmed it ... EFE ... ....

Congo-Kinshasa: Food Crisis in Goma As M23 Fighting Intensifies

All Africa 06 Jan 2023
Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo -- The Congolese army has clashed with M23, an armed group, in North Kivu province, where residents face food scarcity and high prices ....

DRC: Armed self-defence militia patrol in Goma amid M23 rebel group attacks

Ruptly 28 Dec 2022
Groups of armed men from the Patriotic Resistance for the Defence of the Fatherland (CMC-FDP) gathered together in order to patrol the city of Goma amid the attacks of M23 rebel group, as footage ...
photo: AP / Moses Sawasawa
Members of East African Community Regional Force (EACRF), left, watch the M23 rebels leaving after a ceremony to mark the withdrawal from their positions in the town of Kibumba, in the eastern of Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.

Rebels kidnap civilians in DR Congo clashes: local sources

Manila Bulletin 27 Dec 2022
GOMA, DR CongoM23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are holding civilians hostage for suspected collaboration with enemy militias as fighting erupted despite recent peace efforts, local sources told AFP on Monday ... months and advanced towards its capital Goma.

In DR Congo, M23 rebel threat looms over city of Goma

France24 22 Dec 2022
The rebels are drawing ever closer to the provincial capital Goma, a city they conquered and briefly ...

Goma cautions DILG on using LGUs for SIM info campaign

Manila Standard 20 Dec 2022
Movie actor-turned politician Richard Gomez on Tuesday cautioned the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for tasking local governments in the information dissemination campaign on the mandatory registration of SIM cards ... ....

Hunger threatens Congo’s Goma after fighting cuts supply routes

FX Empire 19 Dec 2022
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Sitting in the dirt, Valerie Kahindo picks spoiled kernels from a sack of maize – the only job the farmer can find in the eastern Congolese city of Goma after rebel fighters seized her fields and forced her to flee without her family ... The situation in Goma is acute too.
photo: MONUSCO / John Bopengo
DR Congo: Voters queue up to cast their votes during Presidential and Legislative elections in Kinshasa

DRC Tutsis face threats, prejudice amid rebel crisis

Mail Guardian South Africa 15 Dec 2022
Sitting in a small courtyard in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a Tutsi woman joked darkly that she would be killed if she spoke under her real name ... “We saw children with machetes and guns saying they’d come to kill the Tutsis,” said the woman, in a poor Goma neighbourhood of clapboard houses on the Rwandan border.

DRC: Vigil in Goma as death toll from violence by armed group raises amid peace talks

Ruptly 07 Dec 2022
People gathered in a vigil in Goma on Wednesday to remember the victims of the conflict between the M23 rebel group, Rwanda and Democratic ...

DRC: Police 'detain journalists' covering anti-EAC forces demonstration in Goma

Ruptly 02 Dec 2022
Footage shows police officers in Goma appearing to detain reporters wearing 'press' jackets on Thursday, during a demonstration against EAC (East African Community) forces and UN mission peacekeepers in the country. One camera operator is seen boarding a police vehicle, before being driven away from the area ... .

Hair salon owners of Goma, DRC – in pictures

The Guardian 01 Dec 2022
Hair salon owners pose in front of their colourful shopfronts in ...

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