|UN Mission in Congo National Staff Goes On Strike|
MONUC - August 23, 2007
|The 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.|
|10,000 DR Congo Refugees Enter Uganda|
VOA News - August 22, 2007
Ugandan army officials say about 10,000 Congolese refugees have entered Uganda in the last two days, fleeing violence in their home areas.The officials say the refugees fear renewed clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo government forces and fighters loyal to General Laurent Nkunda.
|Thousands disarm and join reintegration process in Ituri|
IRIN - August 21, 2007
|Some 3,500 more militia members from the troubled eastern Democratic of Congo province Ituri handed in their weapons during the first two weeks of August, a government official said.|
|President Mbeki leads high-level ministerial delegation to DRC|
Government of South Africa - August 20, 2007
|South African President Thabo Mbeki will today Monday, 20 August 2007 depart for Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo where he will lead a high level South African Ministerial delegation to the South Africa?Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-national Commission (SA-DRC BNC) scheduled for Tuesday, 21 August 2007. President Mbeki will co-chair this session together with his counterpart President Joseph Kabila.|
|Mbeki off to Kinshasha|
SABC - August 19, 2007
|South African President Thabo Mbeki leaves for Kinshasha tomorrow, to co-chair the South Africa/Democratic Republic of Congo bi-national commission. The foreign affairs department says Mbeki would co-chair the commission with his counterpart President Joseph Kabila.|
|Southern African Leaders Face Worsening Zimbabwe Crisis|
VOA News - August 17, 2007
Leaders of the Southern African Development Community were converging in Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday for a summit of regional heads of state to begin Thursday and which SADC and other sources said will focus substantially on the Zimbabwe crisis.
|UNHCR - 640,000 internally displaced in Kivu provinces between June and July 2007|
MONUC - August 16, 2007
|The insecurity in eastern DRC continues to cause huge internal displacement of people, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and humanitarian agencies continue to face this problem, as well as that of refugees in both the DRC and its border countries. Marcellin Hepie, UNHCR Deputy Representative in the DRC, gives us a progress report on the current situation.|
|DR. Congo to continue military operations against Rwandese rebels|
Xinhua - August 16, 2007
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will continue with military operations against elements from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), who are holing up in the east of the country, General Mayala, a regional army commander, has said.
|Uganda's FM Visits Congo to Defuse Border Tensions|
VOA News - August 14, 2007
Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa says his country has no plans to attack the Democratic Republic of Congo, but will defend its own territory.
|Former child soldiers want revenge|
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) - August 14, 2007
|More attention is needed for the treatment of severe trauma suffered by many former child soldiers recruited to militias in northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, according to a new study.|