Hundreds gather to pay respects to Patrice Lumumba, who was murdered by a firing squad, his body hacked to pieces and finally dissolved in acid, with tacit backing of ex-colonial ruler Belgium, which kept a memento of his known remains – a tooth.
The woman was kidnapped twice by rebels, repeatedly raped and forced to cook and eat human flesh, rights campaigner Julienne Lusenge tells UNSC in shocking testimony of conflict crimes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
"The M23 possesses firepower and equipment, which is increasingly sophisticated, specifically in terms of long-range fire capacities, mortars and machine guns as well as precision fire against aircraft," Bintou Keita tells UNSC.
Local officials blame ADF militia for killing at least 14 civilians in troubled east of Democratic Republic of Congo.
The children lost contact following fierce fighting in Rutshuru territory between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and M23 rebels.
Opponents of proposal to deploy regional peacekeepers point to chequered history that some of Democratic Republic of Congo's neighbours have in the war-torn east of the country.
Seven-member East African bloc holds talks in Nairobi on an upsurge of violence in the volatile eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo that has ensnared neighbouring countries.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Tshisekedi said that the security situation in the country's eastern region has deteriorated amid fights with Rwandan "terrorist gangs"
If Rwanda wants war, "it will have war," a top military official of Democratic Republic of Congo tells protesters in Goma city. Meanwhile, Kenya urges deployment of regional troops in eastern DRC, where M23 rebel group seized a trading town.
Kinshasa vows to defend "every centimetre of our territory", a day after rebels of the M23 group — which DRC alleges is funded by Kigali — seized eastern Bunagana town near the Ugandan border.
Congolese M23 rebels have seized the town of Bunagana in North Kivu province as heavy clashes continue to drive hundreds of people across the border into Uganda.
Democratic Republic of Congo says M23 rebels attacked positions near Bunagana town and several other areas of North Kivu province, "supported by soldiers and artillery from the Rwandan army."
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