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National Assembly closes second extraordinary session

MONUC - July 19, 2007

Congo national assembly buildingOn Thursday 18 July 2007 the National Assembly closed the second extraordinary session at the "Palais de Pueple" in Kinshasa. On the agenda of its plenary session was the Special Commission's report on "the Kahemba affair"- the DRC's border dispute with Angola in Bandundu province- as well as the validation of the mandates of eighteen new deputies.
MONUC - An investigation is underway and any culprits will be immediately punished

MONUC - July 18, 2007

Monuc - KinshasaInternational news agencies and Congolese newspapers have, since last weekend, reported on information alleging that United Nations peacekeepers based in the province of North Kivu in eastern DRC were implicated in the traffic of gold with the FDLR (Forces democratiques de liberation du Rwanda) during 2005 and 2006.
UN sends team to DR Congo to probe allegations of misconduct by peacekeepers

UN News - July 13, 2007

MONUC troops in KinshasaThe United Nations announced today that it is sending a management audit team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this weekend in response to allegations of misconduct by troops serving with the world body's peacekeeping operation there.
UNHCR increasingly concerned by spiralling displacement and atrocities in North Kivu

UNHCR - July 13, 2007

UNHCRToday, in the North Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), we along with UNICEF are making a joint distribution of assistance to more than 10,000 internally displaced people in the Buganga area
Kinshasa: Contact group workshop on reform of DRC army

MONUC - July 13, 2007

Congo defence conferenceA contact group workshop on the reform of the army in the DRC, organized by the DRC Ministry of Defence and war veterans, was held from 12 to 13 July 2007 in Kinshasa. The aim was to examine the fundamental needs for the reform of the army, in order to format a roadmap of a programme which will be presented in September.
Expelled Congolese waiting for aid

IRIN - July 11, 2007

Congo mapTens of thousands of Congolese expelled from Angola since the beginning of July have lost all their goods and have not received any help, according to NGOs.
UN envoy deplores murder of politician in volatile east

UN News - July 10, 2007

William Swing - head of Monuc in Congo-KinshasaThe senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned yesterday's murder of a local politician in the far east of the country, saying it seems to be part of an emerging pattern of assassinations of political and business leaders in that region of the vast nation.
Live up to your promises or lose recent gains, Kabila urged

IRIN - July 6, 2007

Congo electionsThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could lose recent gains in its democratisation process unless President Joseph Kabila starts to promote dialogue and accountability, and strengthens cooperation with the wider international community, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned.
Congo: Consolidating the Peace

International Crisis Group - July 5, 2007

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo were a milestone in the peace process but much remains to be done to consolidate the gains. A return to full-scale war is unlikely but violence in Bas-Congo and Kinshasa in early 2007 with over 400 people killed and renewed threats of war in the Kivus show the country's fragility.


Civilians bearing brunt of South Kivu violence

IRIN - July 4, 2007

DRC refugee campThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern over abuses against civilians, especially women and children, in South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it frequently receives reports of abductions, executions, rapes and pillage.



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