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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.
Congo Militia Leader Faces First ICC Trial In March

VOA News - November 12, 2007

Thomas LubangaThe International Criminal Court has set a March trial date for Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga, the first person to face trial at the world court. The court says Lubanga's trial will start on March 31 of next year. The court also told prosecutors to make available to defense lawyers all the evidence they plan to use against Lubanga by December 14.
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.



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