|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.|
|Security Council extends arms embargo against militias in DR Congo|
UN News - August 13, 2007
|The Security Council today extended by six months its arms embargo against militia groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and condemned the continuing illicit flow of weapons into and around the vast African country.|
|Renowned Congolese musician Madilu System dies|
Congo Planet - August 12, 2007
|Renowned Congolese musician Madilu System passed away on Saturday at the University of Kinshasa Hospital Center after a short illness. He was 55.|
|New Bat, Frogs Among Six New Species Found in Eastern DR Congo|
Wildlife Conservation Society - August 10, 2007
|For the planet's ever shrinking wilderness, a combination of political instability and geographic isolation could be seen as a blessing. In the few remaining places where human influence is light, nature can prosper?and even multiply.|
|Hell on earth - systematic rape in Eastern Congo|
The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (JHA) - August 10, 2007
Often the women are kidnapped while working in the fields or on the way to fetch water, food or firewood. Often kidnappings occur during raids of villages by armed attackers, who often come in groups of two to five.The victims are taken from the villages into the forest where they are held captive and are gang raped for days or months.
|Court offers unique help scheme for victims|
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) - August 8, 2007
With nearly three million euros in the bank and a mandate to spend it helping war crimes victims, André Laperriere wasn't sure what to expect when he visited Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in June.
|V-DAY, UNICEF call for end to rape, sexual torture against girls in eastern DRC|
UNICEF - August 7, 2007
|Highlighting the issue of violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), renowned playwright Eve Ensler has chronicled her first-hand encounters with women in eastern DRC, where sexual violence has become a routine weapon of war. Her account appears in Glamour magazine today.|
|Behind the violence in South Kivu|
IRIN - August 3, 2007
|As the attacks on UN staff on 1 August in Moba town demonstrated, tensions are running high in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While the protests were against rumours of UN support for the return of members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, the persistent violence in the region draws in several armed groups, local and foreign. According to latest UN figures, there are over 1.1 million displaced in eastern DRC, mainly as a result of conflict.|
|UN Mission Sends More Supplies to Crash Victims in DRC|
VOA News - August 3, 2007
The United Nations Mission In the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will be sending more doctors and medical supplies to central Congo where about 100 people are reportedly feared dead following a train derailment. The crash occurred in Kananga Wednesday in the remote part of the country after seven carriages of the train reportedly derailed.