|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.
|UNHCR - 640,000 internally displaced in Kivu provinces between June and July 2007|
MONUC - August 16, 2007
|The 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.
|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.