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Congo arrests after toxic dumping

AngolaPress - November 10, 2007

Likasi MapSix people have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo for allegedly dumping highly radioactive minerals into a river, officials say. The authorities had ordered the nearly 20 metric tons of toxic material to be disposed of at an old uranium mine.
Likasi residents told to avoid radioactive river

IRIN - November 9, 2007

Katanga ProvinceThe DRC government has ordered residents of Likasi, a large town in the mineral-rich Katanga province, to stay away from their local river, the Mura, because a large consignment of radioactive material has been illegally dumped in it.
Army abuse compounds IDPs' lot in Ituri

IRIN - November 9, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaThe threat of violence from rebel remnants is preventing thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern DRC returning home, while harassment by regular troops is adding to their woes, according to the UN.
Radioactive Material Dumped Into Congolese River

VOA News - November 9, 2007

Authorities in Congo have arrested six people in connection with the dumping of radioactive waste in a river in the country's southeast.


UNDP: the DDR phase III in Ituri proved to be one of the most credible disarmament operations in DRC

MONUC - November 9, 2007

Gustavo GonzalezThe peace-building process in Ituri is on the right track. Following the disarmament and demobilization of ex-combatants, the process is now entering its final phase - the reintegration of ex-combatants. Gustavo Gonzalez, coordinator of the operation for UNDP, assesses the activities and their outcomes.
Agencies Pressure DRC Commission to Publish Mining Review

VOA News - November 8, 2007

The Democratic Republic of Congo government commission in charge of reviewing mining contracts in the mineral-rich country has been called on to publish its final report. A group of non-governmental organizations says the final report should be made public in order to bring transparency and clarity to the review which, they say, has been marred by confusion and speculation.


DRC Investigates Suspected Illegal Dumping of Radioactive Ore

VOA News - November 7, 2007

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are investigating the suspected dumping of 18 tons of radioactive minerals in the Mura River in southeast Katanga Province.  The minerals include 17 tons of copper ore that were seized by the government last month in the town of Likasi.  VOA's William Eagle spoke with reporter Joe Bavier in Kinshasa.


MONUC blames disinformation as protests over aid mount in North Kivu

IRIN - November 7, 2007

MONUC - CongoGrowing impatience over aid deliveries to displaced civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo's province of North Kivu has sparked another demonstration against the UN mission there, MONUC, which blamed the unrest on deliberately-spread false rumours.
Sixteen Ituri warlords give up the fight

IRIN - November 6, 2007

Congo child soldiersA senior DRC official has declared the war-ravaged northeastern region of Ituri free of armed groups after 16 senior commanders flew to Kinshasa to join the regular army.
R. Mountain: Progress has been very disappointing bringing sexual violence perpetrators to justice

MONUC - November 6, 2007

Ross MountainWith the continuous tense situation in East of the country triggering more sexual violence against women, we talked to MONUC Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Ross Mountain, about this issue and the efforts that the international community and the DRC government are doing to solve the problem.







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