|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.
|Situation in North Katanga remains calm despite rumours|
MONUC - August 27, 2007
The situation in North Katanga remains calm after the incidents on 1 August 2007, when locals targeted MONUC and UN property, causing much damage following unfounded rumours of a return of the Banyamulenge to Moba. We spoke to MONUC Kalemie chief Hendrik Bruyn, who explained the current situation in Kalemie sector and MONUC's efforts to bring calm to the local population adversely affected by rumours.
|US Senator Russ Feingold Visits Democratic Republic of Congo|
Senator Russ Feingold's Office - August 26, 2007
|U.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
|Instability 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
|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.