Seven-member East African bloc holds talks in Nairobi on an upsurge of violence in the volatile eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo that has ensnared neighbouring countries.
Kinshasa vows to defend "every centimetre of our territory", a day after rebels of the M23 group — which DRC alleges is funded by Kigali — seized eastern Bunagana town near the Ugandan border.
Recurring tensions between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda flared anew last month amid violent clashes along the border between the two African countries.
Democratic Republic of the Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi accuses Rwanda of backing M23 rebels – who have been involved in a series of clashes with the army since the end of May – allegations Kigali denies.
"Nearly 30 delegates representing the armed groups of Ituri, North and South Kivu took part in these exchanges," Democratic Republic of Congo says, adding more meetings would follow in coming weeks.
The clash between two rival groups, who were fighting for leadership, took place during Eid al Fitr celebrations on Thursday at the Martyrs Stadium in Kinshasa, according to police.
Addis Ababa says dam's massive reservoir will continue to be filled in the upcoming rainy season, a day after talks between diplomats of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on GERD operations failed.
Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Addis Ababa's contested dam on river Nile conclude without breakthrough in capital of Democratic Republic of Congo.
At least 60 people have been killed and 240 are unaccounted for as a passenger barge carrying more than 700 people capsizes in Congo River in western Mai-Ndombe province.
Heavy rains lasting for days created landslides that caused three mines to collapse, burying workers underneath.
President Felix Tshisekedi lifted a virus health emergency in place since March to allow all businesses to reopen. Officials in his coalition government accuse him of "dictatorial abuses" for appointments he made in the army and the judiciary.
Democratic Republic of Congo's Health Minister Eteni Longondo says disease has erupted in a district of the northwestern city Mbandaka, a transport hub on the Congo River with a population of more than a million.
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