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Call to address sexual violence in the east

IRIN - September 14, 2007

Congo rape victimThe international community must take urgent action to eliminate rampant sexual violence in war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for AIDS in Africa, has said.
Kabila urges rebel leader to agree on army integration

IRIN - September 14, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaPresident Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged dissident General Laurent Nkunda to integrate his forces voluntarily into the national army or face force.
IRC sends emergency response team to volatile North Kivu

IRC - September 13, 2007

International Rescue CommitteeThe International Rescue Committee is dispatching an emergency team to North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to prepare for relief operations as escalating violence between rival fighters uproots tens of thousands of desperate civilians.
Ebola virus outbreak in central DR Congo claims 160 lives

UN News - September 12, 2007

Kasai OccidentalAt least 160 people have died in an outbreak of the highly lethal haemorrhagic Ebola virus in the centre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, announcing that it is rushing medical and supplies to the region to try to contain the disease.
PNC: The restoration of state authority remains a priority

MONUC - September 12, 2007

John NumbiNational Congolese Police (PNC) chief Lieutenant General John Numbi said on his recent appointment that the PNC was going to do all to implement and restore state authority, in accordance with his new mandate. What are the measures being taken to ensure law and order and the security of the population and their property in Kinshasa? In an interview, John Numbi gives detailed answers on these and many other issues that face the PNC today.
Outbreak in Kasai Occidental confirmed as Ebola

IRIN - September 11, 2007

Ebola virusHealth authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have identified a fever outbreak that has claimed at least 167 lives in the southern province of Kasai Occidental as Ebola.
UN blue helmets help Congolese soldiers and families escape latest fighting

UN News - September 11, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has helped more than 100 army soldiers, along with their wives and children, to evacuate from a town in the volatile far east of the country that has been the scene of fresh violence between armed groups at the weekend.
DRC And Nkunda Have Agreed On a Fragile Cease-Fire

VOA News - September 9, 2007

After days of heavy fighting between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and renegade General Laurent Nkunda, the two sides reached an agreement on Thursday (9-6-07) to observe a cease-fire. The two sides have reportedly agreed to solve their differences through dialogue.


DRC-RWANDA: Good neighbourliness a long way off - analyst

IRIN - September 7, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderThe recent meeting between senior Rwandan and Congolese officials saw some agreement on strategies to minimise tension between the two countries, but did not achieve a breakthrough to firmly deal with the rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an analyst said.
North Kivu: More than 10,000 displaced after latest clashes

MONUC - September 6, 2007

MONUC Press ConferenceAt its weekly press conference on Wednesday 5 September 2007, MONUC underlined its concern with the security situation in North Kivu province in eastern DRC since 27 August last, where clashes in Masisi and Rutshuru between the FARDC and dissident General Laurent Nkunda's forces have left more than 10,000 people displaced.



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