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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.
Transfer of ex-combatants major step for peace in northeast DR Congo

UN News - November 5, 2007

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has transferred 16 former commanders of Ituri armed groups to Kinshasa, calling it a major step in consolidating peace in the northeastern part of the


EU: A human rights delegation visiting DRC

MONUC - November 5, 2007

EU - Human RightsA delegation of specialists in human rights from the European Union met with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the DRC William Swing in MONUC headquarters in Kinshasa, on Monday 5 November 2007. The purpose of the meeting is to inquire into the evolution of human rights respect in the country and the best way for the European countries to continue their support in this field.
Departure of leaders of Ituri armed groups to Kinshasa

MONUC - November 3, 2007

FARDC and Milicians in train in KinshasaEighteen months of intense negotiations with the de facto leaders of the three remaining Ituri Armed Groups (IAGs) reached a climax level on 2 November 2007 when a MONUC special flight carrying 16 disarmed top leadership of IAGs departed Bunia at exactly 13:00 hours for Kinshasa.
Demobilise child soldiers, free minors held by military courts, says MONUC

IRIN - November 2, 2007

Child soldiers in Congo"We believe there are almost 200 minors still present in various FARDC [regular army] brigades currently deployed in North Kivu," MONUC spokesman Kemal Saiki told reporters on 31 October.
Torrential rains overwhelm two capitals

IRIN - November 1, 2007

Floods in Kinshasa CongoFlash floods that followed the heaviest rains in 50 years have claimed the lives of at least 32 people in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and wreaked havoc in nearby Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, officials said.



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