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Bush extends sanctions against those involved in Congo violence

White House - October 24, 2007

George W. BushThe situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities that continue to threaten regional stability and was addressed by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution 1596 of April 18, 2005, Resolution 1649 of December 21, 2005, and Resolution 1698 of July 31, 2006, continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States.
Nkunda set to hand over 200 men for integration into army

IRIN - October 24, 2007

Laurent NkundaDissident General Laurent Nkunda, who has been battling government forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is set to hand over 200 men for integration into the regular army, a process he has so far bitterly resisted.
Bush To Congratulate Kabila Personally on Congo's Elections

US Department of State - USINFO - October 24, 2007

George Bush and Joseph KabilaPresident Bush's October 26 meeting with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will provide an opportunity to underscore U.S. support for the DRC's "remarkable progress" since Kabila assumed office in 2001, including the country's historic 2006 elections, a State Department official said.
Human Rights Watch: Army and UN Peacekeepers Must Protect Civilians at Risk in North Kivu

Human Rights Watch - October 23, 2007

Laurent NkundaAs Congolese politicians and diplomats scramble to avoid full-scale war in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch today issued a report documenting horrific murders, rape, and pillage by all parties to the conflict.
Top Ugandan rebel surrenders in neighbouring DR Congo

UN News - October 23, 2007

A senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, the northern Ugandan rebel group, has surrendered in the northeast of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission to that country reported today.


New US Military Command For Africa Stirs Intense Emotion

VOA News - October 22, 2007

Mosiua LekotaWhen President George W. Bush announced plans for a US military command for Africa - AFRICOM - in February, there was an uproar on the continent, and the controversy has yet to die down.
Congo's Army Vows to Disarm Mai Mai Militias

VOA News - October 22, 2007

Democratic Republic of CongoCongo's armed forces are preparing to mount an offensive against community-based militias in the east, known as the Mai Mai. A high-ranking member of Congo's army says disarming the Mai Mai will take precedent over purging a rebellion by dissident General Laurent Nkunda.
Ban Ki-moon announces slate of new Special Representatives in Africa

UN News - October 19, 2007

Alan DossSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of three Special Representatives and two Deputy Special Representatives to act for him in four African countries trying to recover from prolonged war or insecurity - Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Liberia.
International Court takes second ex-rebel commander into custody over war crimes

IRIN - October 18, 2007

International Criminal CourtA former rebel commander accused of committing atrocities in the Ituri district of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been flown to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague as part of continuing efforts by the tribunal to tackle the culture of impunity in the volatile country.
DRC Massacre Victims, Families Demand Justice

VOA News - October 18, 2007

On the third anniversary of an army crackdown that killed more than 70 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, families of the victims fear their court case is being blocked by powerful politicians. The army is accused of executing, torturing, and raping civilians. An earlier ruling acquitted all the defendants of war crimes.





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