UN deplores renewed fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

In a statement released in Kinshasa, MONUC warned that the clashes, which are taking place notably in the towns of Uvira, Bunia and Mambasa, are putting at risk the ongoing peace process at a time when the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country should be leading to the conclusion of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue. The renewed fighting, which involves elements of the Maï- Maï as well various rebel groups, is having “incalculable humanitarian consequences,” with many civilians fleeing the towns where the fighting is occurring, the Mission said. It called on all parties to immediately end the violence and reaffirming its willingness to help them return as soon as possible to the path of dialogue.

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Sorry, Instagram users: ads coming to Canadian streams soon TORONTO – Facebook’s popular Instagram photo sharing app will start running ads in Canada soon.Some users may have already seen a message from Instagram with a head’s up that advertisements will soon be displayed in their streams.It was about a year ago that Instagram started sprinkling ads into user streams in the U.S., and a similar move was made in the U.K. in September.Instagram also recently launched video ads in the U.S.Instagram, which was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 in a US$1 billion deal, says it has 200 million users worldwide.The company says it has shared more than 20 billion photos to date and averages about 60 million daily. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2014 9:20 am MDT read more