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World Health Organization Investigating Deadly Unknown Illness in Congo

VOA News - September 2, 2007

Medical experts with the U.N. World Health Organization are investigating an outbreak of an unknown illness with a high mortality rate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


12 Congolese National Police officers on UN mission for the first time

MONUC - September 1, 2007

Congo Policemen working for UNThursday 30 August 2007 marked the official handing over ceremony of UN berets for 12 National Congolese Police (PNC) officers, who will start 12 month tours of duty in UN peacekeeping missions in Haiti and the Ivory Coast. This historic occasion marks the first time ever that Congolese police officers will serve under the UN flag.
Newly internally displaced people flee rising tensions and insecurity

UNHCR - August 31, 2007

Kivu - Congo - IDPsThousands of newly internally displaced people are fleeing rising tensions and insecurity in the Masisi and Rutshuru districts of North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The population of one of the makeshift camps at Mugunga, some 15 kilometers west of Goma, has doubled over the past three weeks, according to those staying there. Just four weeks ago, Mugunga hosted an estimated 9,000 internally displaced persons. Today, there are some 18,000.
Suspected haemorrhagic fever claims 100 in Kasai

IRIN - August 30, 2007

Kasai OccidentalAn epidemic suspected to be haemorrhagic fever has broken out in the Mweka area, about 100km north-west of Kananga, the administrative centre of Kasai Occidental province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with more than 100 deaths, according to health authorities.
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.





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