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Refugees on the move as DR Congo fighting escalates

IWPR - September 19, 2007

Kivu - Congo - IDPsRefugees continue to flee the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as allegations emerge of Rwandan government support for ethnic Tutsi rebels. The fighting in the North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, is between government troops and the forces of dissident general Laurent Nkunda.
China to Lend DRC $5 Billion to Develop Infrastructure

VOA News - September 18, 2007

China has agreed to lend the Democratic Republic of Congo $5 billion to modernize the country's infrastructure and develop its mining industry.

The Congolese government will not negotiate with Laurent Nkunda

MONUC - September 17, 2007

Laurent KundaThe Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Alain Lubamba, reiterated the Congolese government's position on dissident General Laurent Nkunda on Saturday 15 September 2007, when he gave a speech on diplomatic accreditation in the DRC.
DR Congo discovers mass graves in area formerly under renegade general

Xinhua - September 14, 2007

General Nkunda in masisi - CongoThree mass graves have been discovered in an area where fighters loyal to Laurent Nkunda, a renegade general in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been engaged in fighting with government forces and rebel groups.
Ebola outbreak "contained" - Kabila

IRIN - September 14, 2007

Joseph Kabila KabangeMeasures have been taken to prevent the spread of Ebola following the deaths of at least 160 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Kasai Occidental during the past two months, President Joseph Kabila said.
Analyst: Violence in Eastern Congo Likely to Deteriorate

VOA News - September 14, 2007

The tense situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to deteriorate despite a declaration by renegade general Laurent Nkunda on Friday that he intends to integrate his forces into Congo's army, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group has said.

Military Escalation Likely in DRC Say Analysts

VOA News - September 14, 2007

The United Nations says Congolese president Joseph Kabila's latest comments on getting rebel forces to join the army marked a positive step towards bringing peace to the volatile North Kivu region, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks. Mr. Kabila called on the rebel fighters to rejoin the national army and said he would hold talks to solve the conflict in Kivu.

DRC Rebel Leader Nkunda Says Ready to Join Army

VOA News - September 14, 2007

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the leader of the rebel National Congress for the People's Defense, General Laurent Nkunda said his forces are ready to join the national army after their demands are met. This follows threats by DRC President Joseph Kabila for renegade soldiers in eastern Congo to rejoin the national army or face forcible disarmament.

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.

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