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232 children released from Mayi Mayi forces in the Kivus by UNICEF and partners

UNICEF - November 17, 2007

Congo child soldiersUNICEF and Save the Children, in collaboration with the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) have secured the release of 232 children from Mayi Mayi forces over the last few days. 182 children were separated from the Mayi Mayi Baleine Brigade in Beni, North Kivu last week. Their release follows an intensive media and outreach campaign on the non-recruitment and non-use of children by armed groups.
Insecurity prompts political crisis in South Kivu

IRIN - November 16, 2007

South KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo's war-ravaged province of South Kivu has been plunged into a political crisis after the governor rejected the provincial assembly's decision to sack him for mismanagement.
South Kivu governor sacked over violence

BBC News - November 15, 2007

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe governor of South Kivu region in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been impeached for failing to protect the state from violence.
IDPs go back to camps as fears of renewed North Kivu violence die down

IRIN - November 15, 2007

IDPs return to refugees camps - CongoPeople have been returning to camps for displaced people (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province after fresh fighting near the main town of Goma prompted up to 40,000 to flee.
New pact on armed groups in the Kivus hailed

IRIN - November 14, 2007

Congo mapAnalysts have welcomed the latest in a series of agreements between the governments of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) aimed at resolving the perennial threat to regional stability posed by the armed groups in eastern DRC.
Ex-militiaman jailed for life for murder of UN observers

IRIN - November 14, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoA court in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has found a former militiaman guilty of the 2003 murder of two UN military observers and sentenced him to life in prison.
Ban Ki-moon calls for greater protection of civilians affected by conflict

UN News - November 13, 2007

Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that the protection of civilians in armed conflict must remain an absolute priority, noting that even though the number of hostilities around the world has decreased, millions of men, women and children continue to bear the brunt of war.
Renewed Fighting in Congo Displaces 25,000

VOA News - November 13, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderAn estimated 25,000 people on Tuesday fled camps for the displaced in Congo's restive North Kivu province, after fighting erupted between forces loyal to dissident general Laurent Nkunda and the Congolese army. For VOA, Noel King has more in this report from Goma.
Thousands flee as fighting erupts around camps in eastern Congo

UNHCR - November 13, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaTens of thousands of previously uprooted Congolese in five major displacement camps were forced to flee again Tuesday following the latest confrontation between government forces and suspected renegade troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Tens of thousands of IDPs on the move again in North Kivu

IRIN - November 13, 2007

IDPs in eastern CongoUp to 40,000 people poured out of two camps for displaced civilians near the main town in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province after fierce fighting broke out nearby, according to the UN.



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