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Thousands of Hutu rebels with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR, have brought instability and violence to eastern Congo for more than a decade. The rebels fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo after ethnic Tutsis seized power...
Tags: Defense, Wars and Interventions, Rwanda, Armed Forces
Conor Cruise O'Brien, a leading Irish author, politician and diplomat who rose to international prominence while leading a United Nations mission in the troubled Congo and remained an independent, often contrarian thinker amid religious strife of his...
Larry Devlin, a CIA station chief in Congo who claimed to have refused an order to assassinate the ousted prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, during the newly independent nation's chaotic early days, died Dec. 6 of emphysema at his home in Lake of the Woods,...
Tribune correspondentNAIROBI, Kenya—Amid surging violence in eastern Congo and a worrisome buildup of government troops in Darfur, Obama may quickly face pressure to deal with two festering African conflicts. He has promised to end what he has called genocide in Sudan'...
Tags: Government, Barack Obama, Sudan, National Government
The rebels targeted churches on Christmas Day. Men were killed first, often stripped of shirts and pants, and then bound with their arms behind their backs. Rather than waste bullets, the attackers hacked victims in the back of the neck with machetes...
Tags: Central African Republic, Africa, Uganda, Holidays, Children
Dr. William Close, a self-proclaimed country doctor who became the personal physician of Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko and played a key role in halting the 1976 outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus that terrified Zaire and surrounding countries, has...
"The Vagina Monologues" creator Eve Ensler's annual V-Day luncheon in Los Angeles was focused on violence toward women in the Congo. But Jessica Alba and Kerry Washington, two celeb supporters of the international organization that has - since 1998 -...
Tribune national correspondentPaul Salopek, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, was charged with espionage and two other criminal counts in a Sudanese court Saturday, three weeks after he was detained by pro-government forces in the war-...
Tribune arts criticChadwick Boseman's wildly ambitious, hip-hop influenced "Deep Azure" had a rough workshop at the Apollo Theatre in New York early this summer, in preparation for its current full-length production by the Congo Square Theatre Company of Chicago. Now...
Special to The TimesAn estimated 3.9 million Congolese have died in armed conflicts and their aftermaths since 1998. The new documentary "King Leopold's Ghost" portrays that horror as the latest link in a bloody chain that stretches back to that country's founding. Director...
Tags: Belgium, James Cromwell, Movies, Alfre Woodard, Elections
Tribune correspondentThe last time he traveled to Africa, he wore a backpack and walked with anonymity. Fourteen years later, he arrives with a title, an entourage and such jubilation that some roads in his father's village have been freshly paved in his honor. Sen. Barack...
Tags: Nelson Mandela, George W. Bush, Elections, Sudan, Diplomacy
Of The Morning CallTeenagers are charging through the park, rushing from one high-speed thrill ride to the next. Suddenly one girl stops in her tracks. Several Asian elephants are grazing in front of her. "Those are real?" she asks. "It's fake," says her date. One of the...
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