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U.N. envoy in Congo for peace talks Map of Kinshasa Congo  Special envoy Olusegun Obasanjo in Kinshasa for talks aimed at ending fighting between rebels and government troops in the east Deal close in east DR Congo talks  Talks on the future of eastern Congo are coming to a head, with a peace agreement now close to being signed EU boosts Congo force amid battle   400 extra troops are being flown into the capital, Kinshasa, in an attempt to quell gun battles Trapped envoys rescued   UN peacekeepers have rescued several foreign ambassadors trapped in a house in Kinshasa by heavy shooting Peacekeepers are freed  The militiamen have released 5 UN peacekeepers held in captivity for over a month   Government swears in rebels  2 rebel leaders have been sworn in as VPs in a power-sharing government to bring an end to five years of civil war U.N. backs Congo emergency force  UN Security Council: The Security Council has voted to deploy a French-led force to help stabilize the conflict DR Congo peace deal signed
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UN's chief warns on early Congo pull-out  The John Holmes humanitarian official warns against a premature pull-out of troops from Democratic Republic of Congo UN operations in DR Congo a 'failure'  UN-mandated experts: United Nations operations against Rwandan-Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been a failure Ex-rebel 'working with UN'  The documents are alleging that Gen Bosco Ntaganda indicted for war crimes is playing a leading role in a mission involving the UN in DR Con... Park rangers returning to gorilla refuge  More than 14 months after they fled fighting, Virunga National Park rangers who monitor mountain gorillas have returned to the reserve   Rebels 'to withdraw troops'  Rebels loyal to Laurent Nkunda say they are withdrawing from two fronts to create humanitarian corridors U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader
Central African Republic factions announce ceasefire  Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict DR Congo peace accord is signed   Regional African leaders have signed a UN-brokered accord which aims to bring peace to the troubled eastern region of the DR Congo   DR Congo rebels urged to stop war

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  A summit of four African heads of state has urged rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo to cease fire and stop threats to depose the government

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  Laurent Nkunda agreed to back a UN-brokered cease-fire amid efforts to bring an end to a fresh wave of violent unrest


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   South Africa: Congolese government, rebels, opposition parties and civil groups signed the deal
Oct.5   Rwandan troops pull out
  Thousands of civilians lined the roads and a helicopter gunship flew overhead as 1,100 soldiers marched out of Congo
Sep.7 Uganda and Congo sign peace deal  The presidents met to sign a peace accord that includes the withdrawal of Ugandan forces from Congo Jul.30 Rwanda, Congo signed treaty to end war
   South Africa: Congo has pledged to disarm and arrest Rwandan Hutu militia in return for Rwandan troops withdrawing
Jul.23 'Deal' to end war  Rwanda and the DR Congo have reached an agreement on ending their conflict Apr.17 DR Congo strikes peace deal

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Apr.6 Rebels agree to pullback
Mar.29 U.N. troops go into Congo Feb.15 Movement in Congo peace talks  Rebel and government leaders made substantial movement, but the absence of Rwanda led many to worry Feb.1   Kabila met Rwandan President  Congolese President met with Kagame in Washington to bring peace and reconciliation

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