Quantcast

Tuesday, July 29, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Congo fires army chief after rebel seizure of Goma


POSTED:



GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congo's President Joseph Kabila issued a statement saying that he was immediately suspending the chief of staff of Congo's army following the publication of a United Nations report, which alleges that Gen. Gabriel Amisi has overseen a criminal network selling arms to rebel groups.

Earlier this week, an eight-month-old rebel group seized the important, eastern city of Goma in a humiliating defeat to Congo's government. The M23 rebels are threatening to push onward to Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province, located to the south of Goma. On Thursday, the Congolese military fought back, engaging the rebels in Sake, around 25 kilometers (15 miles) outside of Goma.

M23 is widely believed to be backed by neighboring Rwanda, and the clashes have raised the specter of another regional war.







 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Political Radar
`My side’

Political Radar
‘He reminds me of me’

Bionic Reporter
Needing a new knee

Warrior Beat
Monday musings

Small Talk
Burning money

Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout