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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.
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

IturiSome 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

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiSouth 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

Thabo MbekiSouth 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

MONUC - Press ConferenceThe 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.





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