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Congo says foils plot to assassinate president

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government said on Friday it had thwarted a plot involving a Belgian member of parliament that aimed to assassinate President Joseph Kabila and overthrow his government.Full story

Thousands flee as Congo rebel fighters dig in  

  Rebel fighters have consolidated their positions in the hills surrounding the city of Goma. Thousands of civilians have been forced to flee the city, raising fears of a worsening refugee crisis. The rebels, known as the M23, want to drive the President, Joseph Kabila, from power. NBC’s Rohit Kachroo

Congo rebel presence unnecessary at Kampala talks: Uganda

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda said on Tuesday the presence of Congolese rebels at talks with Congo President Joseph Kabila in Kampala was not needed and that it was for Kabila to decide on the rebels' stated demands. Full story

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