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Rebel group attacks gov't troops, takes control of Rubaya district in E. DRC

Xinhua - August 30, 2007

Laurent NkundaDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 's district of Rubaya in the region of Masisi in the eastern province of North-Kivu has been taken over by troops loyal to renegade general Laurent Nkunda after fierce clashes with DRC armed forces (FARDC), according to sources.
Journalist Rights Group in DRC Outraged Over Death Sentences

VOA News - August 29, 2007

Serge MahesheA journalist rights group is calling for a retrial in the Democratic Republic of Congo after four men were convicted Tuesday by a military court of killing a journalist and sentenced to death. Congolese police officials say justice has been served, but Reporters Without Borders says the trial has been a farce.
Congolese population influx into Uganda

OCHA - August 29, 2007

Congo - Uganda mapOn Tuesday 21 August some 10,000 displaced Congolese crossed the border from Rutshuru area in eastern DRC's north Kivu province into the Ugandan district of Kisoro in southwestern Uganda. While the majority numbering approximately 8,500 persons had returned home two days later on 23 August, approximately 1,500 Congolese remained in Uganda, the majority of them being women and children.
African Military Leaders Discuss Great Lakes Security

VOA News - August 28, 2007

Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,TanzaniaMilitary Leaders of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda met in Kigali to discuss taking action against negative elements operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Fighting Follows Deadly DRC Ambush

VOA News - August 28, 2007

Great Lakes - AfricaGovernment troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have exchanged fire with dissident fighters after several soldiers were killed in an ambush. As violence increases, U.N. officials are warning that hundreds of thousands of people could swell the number of displaced people in the unstable region.
Turmoil in east, clashes in Ituri and displaced crisis in Kivu

MISNA - August 27, 2007

Two people were killed and three wounded in clashes yesterday in Ituri, the strife-ridden north-eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, between soldiers of the Congolese regular army (FARDC) and combatants of the Front of Nationalist Integrationists (FNI), around 100km north-east of Bunia.


Situation in North Katanga remains calm despite rumours

MONUC - August 27, 2007

The situation in North Katanga remains calm after the incidents on 1 August 2007, when locals targeted MONUC and UN property, causing much damage following unfounded rumours of a return of the Banyamulenge to Moba. We spoke to MONUC Kalemie chief Hendrik Bruyn, who explained the current situation in Kalemie sector and MONUC's efforts to bring calm to the local population adversely affected by rumours.


US Senator Russ Feingold Visits Democratic Republic of Congo

Senator Russ Feingold's Office - August 26, 2007

Joseph Kabila - Ross FeingoldU.S. Senator Russ Feingold is traveling through the African countries of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda to focus on security issues and their regional and international impact. For Feingold, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, the trip marks his eighth visit to the continent during his tenure in the U.S. Senate.
UN peacekeepers caught up in continuing unrest in North Kivu

IRIN - August 23, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoInstability in the Rusthuru region of North Kivu, which included an attack on UN peacekeepers, caused the temporary displacement of more than 10,000 people, officials said.
UN Mission in Congo National Staff Goes On Strike

MONUC - August 23, 2007

MONUC staffThe National Staff Association of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), has asked the national employees of the mission to observe a "suspension of service" on Thursday 23 August 2007. This decision results from some grievances that are the subject of ongoing discussions between the association and the administration of the mission.







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