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After Military Gains, DRC Rebels Poised Above Town Near Goma

VOA News - December 12, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa - Goma - SakeGeneral Indrajeet Narayan of MONUC, the United Nations peacekeeping force in DRC, says the army is consolidating its power and will come out stronger than it has been. "Reversals take place in war. Sometimes you have victories, sometimes you have reversals," he said. "I am sure this reversal is a very temporary reversal in nature. The FARDC [government forces] will consolidate and will come out stronger than ever it was."
DR Congo rebels retake key town

BBC News - December 11, 2007

Congo - Uganda borderIt has been confirmed that rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have recaptured the eastern town of Mushake, which they ceded to the army last week.
South Africa to support National Reconciliation in the DRC

Government of South Africa - December 10, 2007

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiThe South African Embassy in Kinshasa will, in view of South Africa's Day of Reconciliation on 16 December 2007, undertake a series of activities that will assist the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo embark on structural reform processes to deepen and entrench democratic principles, including respects for human rights, good governance and sustainable development.
One day plea by Congolese women for equal representation

MONUC - December 7, 2007

William SwingA one day plea, initiated by the Permanent Dialogue Framework of the Congolese Woman (CAFCO), for an equal man-woman representation within the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) was held on 7 December 2007, in the Palais de Peuple in Kinshasa. The aim is that members of Parliament respect the equality man-woman law in the bill on the CENI.
Kabila Says No to a Revision of the Constitution

Congo Planet - December 7, 2007

Congo Parliament - KinshasaIn his state of the nation speech on December 6th, President Kabila warned against a rush to revise the constitution everytime there is a percieved problem with the functionning of the country's instutitions.
Kabila: "We must finish the war (in North Kivu), whatever the cost"

MONUC - December 6, 2007

Joseph KabilaIn his annual address on the state of the nation this Thursday 6 November 2007 in Kinshasa in front of parliament, DRC president Joseph Kabila underlined in particular the achievements of the government, in relation to security, development and international relations.
Army seizes DR Congo rebel base

BBC News - December 5, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderThe Democratic Republic of Congolese armed forces say they have taken control of the rebel headquarters in the eastern town of Mushake. After a night-long barrage, the army overran Gen Laurent Nkunda's base, their field commander told the BBC.
President Kabila to Deliver State of the Nation Address

Congo Planet - December 4, 2007

Joseph Kabila KabangePresident Joseph Kabila will deliver his first State of the Nation address on December 6th, one year to the day after being sworn-in as a democratically elected president.
UN to join attack on Congo rebels

BBC News - December 4, 2007

Congo soldiersThe United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Monuc) says it will "provide fire support" to the army offensive against rebels. A long-threatened DRC offensive against rebel leader Laurent Nkunda began on Monday with the army retaking several rebel-held villages in the east.
DR Congo army retakes rebel towns

BBC News - December 4, 2007

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe Democratic Republic of Congo army says it has retaken three key towns formerly held by the forces of rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda. A long-awaited offensive by government forces, with logistical support from the United Nations, began on Monday.



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