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Rwanda says U.N. ultimatum threatened Congo peace talks

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda said on Wednesday the decision by a U.N. intervention brigade to forcibly disarm people in a strategic zone of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo had surprised African leaders and risked jeopardizing peace talks.Full story

Rwanda dismisses U.S. charges it backs Congo rebels

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda dismissed on Tuesday U.S. charges that it was supporting M23 rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and said leveling accusations would not help pacify the region. Full story

Syrian opposition urges US to provide weapons fast

The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition group told U.S. Secretary John Kerry on Thursday that the United States must quickly supply rebels with promised weapons to prevent a military victory by President Bashar Assad's regime. Full story

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Hundreds protest against Kabila in eastern Congo city Goma

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Congo army clashes with M23 rebels close to eastern city of Goma

Uganda frets over rebel threat as Congo refugees reach 66,000

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  'House of Cards' actress lends her voice to the Congo

Actress Robin Wright and JD Stier join Andrea Mitchell to talk about what’s going on in the Congo, and the work being done by groups like Raise Hope for Congo to bring attention to the situation.

  Jolie hears tales of monstrosities in Congo

Hollywood actress and human righst campaigner Angelina Jolie together with UK's foreign secretary William Hague meet with survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. C4's Cathy Newman, the  only journalist travelling  with them reports on some of the harrowing stories they witn

  Eastern Congo kids amazed by ultimate fighter’s hair

Some kids in eastern Congo enjoyed their visit from wrestler Justin “The Viking” Wren, who amazed them with his body hair. He stayed three weeks at the camp in central Africa to raise awareness of their living conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  The showdown over Rice continues

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., joins Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss the GOP criticism surrounding Ambassador Susan Rice and the ways to combat violence in the Congo.

  Rebels attack Goma in DRC

Rebel soldiers attack Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels are allegedly backed by Rwanda and threaten troops backed by United Nations peacekeepers. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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