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Congo President Reduces Government, Reorganizes Ministers

VOA News - November 26, 2007

Joseph KabilaThe president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced changes in his government, naming 10 new ministers, while at the same time reducing the number of government positions. Kari Barber reports from Kinshasa those in opposition to the government say it needs more than a reorganization.
DR Congo Rebels Deny Demise of Leader

VOA News - November 26, 2007

General Nkunda in masisi - CongoIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Congress for the People's Defense rebel group has categorically denied that its leader, General Laurent Nkunda is dead. The rebels say the speculation is a calculated attempt by President Joseph Kabila's government to undermine the group's unity of purpose, which they say is to protect the Tutsi minority in the country. They also criticized the United Nations military force (MONUC) of backing government forces against the rebels.
Kabila reshuffles government

Congo News Agency - November 26, 2007

Congo Government MeetingPresident Joseph Kabila announced the names of ministers in the new Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga today. Most key ministers of the previous cabinet retained their positions.
Ten millionth tree planted in Congo's gorilla habitat

WWF - November 26, 2007

Congo gorilla in Virunga National ParkWWF and Congolese authorities are celebrating the ten millionth tree planted around Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a crucial habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla.
UN trains Congolese traffic police in Ituri

UN News - November 25, 2007

UN Peacekeepers in CongoAiming to reduce traffic accidents and foster respect for the rules of the road, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has completed training of nearly 50 police officers in Ituri province.
DR Congo threatens war on rebels

BBC News - November 23, 2007

Congo soldiersThe head of the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo says he has given up all hope of a peaceful solution to the conflict in eastern Congo.
UN to Help DRC Disarm Rebels by Force

VOA News - November 23, 2007

General GayeA United Nations military official says U.N. peacekeepers will help the Democratic Republic of Congo's army disarm eastern rebels by force. In comments broadcast on local U.N. radio Thursday, General Babacar Gaye said all peaceful means to make the rebels lay down their weapons have been used up.
The deserted village - a casualty of North Kivu's continuing conflict

IRIN - November 22, 2007

IDP in North Kivu - CongoIt may only be a short walk from its bustling neighbour Sake, but Kimoka is a ghost town. Homes are abandoned, the school is deserted and the brand new church empty. Light streams in through the open door onto huge leather drums beside the pulpit. When the congregation fled, the drums became redundant. Now the only percussion comes from the small arms fire echoing through the mountains.
Clashes prompt new wave of IDPs as army readies for offensive

IRIN - November 22, 2007

North Kivu - CongoMany civilians have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Rutshuru amid fresh clashes between regular and dissident soldiers - renegade troops who the head of the army announced would soon be disarmed by force.
States must arrest International Criminal Court suspects, official says at UN

UN News - November 22, 2007

International Criminal Court - ICCThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has created a working body of law since its inception and the onus is now on States Parties to enforce the court's decisions, especially its arrest warrants, and bring in war crimes suspects so they can face trial, Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said today.



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