DRC News Update: 10th April 2012

Top Stories:

The Guardian investigates the health care in Eastern Congo, where difficult terrain and widescale poverty pose major obstacles to accessing healthcare, with often fatal consequences

Aljazeera reports that the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continues the stage attacks against villagers in the DRC, where several people were killed and wounded recently.

UPI reports that as many as 600 soldiers in the Congolese military who swore allegiance to a former rebel leader wanted for war crimes have defected, according to diplomats in the DRC.

Jason Stearns reports that Gen. Bosco is reported to have fled Goma on Friday night as Kinshasa deployed a battalion of Belgian-trained special forces to town.