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Ban Ki-moon deeply concerned about increased suffering in DRC, as fighting continues in North Kivu

United Nations Secretary-General - October 25, 2007

Ban Ki-moonThe Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the increased displacement, human suffering and sexual violence in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of fighting in the area between Congolese forces, dissident troops and armed militias, as well as elements of the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR).
Caught in a web of clashes between armed groups

IRIN - October 25, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaAt Masisi hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, ill and wounded women shifted uncomfortably in their beds as several men and youths in uniform picked at bandages covering their gunshot wounds.
Nkunda's men fail to show up at integration centre

IRIN - October 25, 2007

General Nkunda in masisi - CongoSome 200 men under the command of dissident Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) General Laurent Nkunda failed to show up at a centre for integrating armed groups into the regular army, a UN official said - a day after Nkunda's top aide announced their handover.
Amnesty: Torture and killings by state security agents still endemic

Amnesty International - October 25, 2007

This report documents serious violations of human rights that took place in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during and after the 2006-2007 electoral period. In particular, the report highlights two government security forces that were responsible for the majority of politically-motivated violations against both real and supposed political opponents of President Joseph Kabila and his ruling party.


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.



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