DR Congo: Goma Sake and lives ruined

From Hamish In Auckland Fri Nov 23 2012, 18:24:00

The Star Online

Congo army fights back, rebels hold Goma

SAKE/GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congolese troops fought back on Thursday against rebels who rejected calls from African leaders to quit the eastern city of Goma, captured earlier this week in a major upset and despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers.

Thousands of people fled the area of clashes around the town of Sake, as M23 rebel fighters rushed from Goma to reinforce their positions against an army counter-offensive.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

North Africa:   Survivors Fight for Air On 'Boat of Death' Off Libya (news)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
28 August 2015

Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air. [read more]

Central African Republic:   Clashes Force Thousands to Seek Refuge in CAR (news)
UN News Service
27 August 2015

Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton ... [read more]

Zimbabwe:   Mugabe Ranked 5th Worst African Leader but the Most Educated (news)
New Zimbabwe
28 August 2015

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has been judged the most educated African leader by a popular African website which however places him an ignominious third among the continent's worst leaders. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!


Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...