|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.
|At Least 100 Dead in DRC Train Accident|
VOA News - August 2, 2007
|Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say at least 100 people were killed when a train derailed in the central DRC late Wednesday.|
|Surge in gorilla killings in DR Congo sparks concern from UN official|
UN News - August 1, 2007
|The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sounded the alarm today over the fate of mountain gorillas living in a national park in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after another four were found slaughtered late last month.|
|'Pendulum displacement' in the Kivus|
IRIN - August 1, 2007
|Janet Furaha fled the violence in her home area of Kaniola in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) South Kivu province in May to live with relatives in Walungu, but she has often returned to tend her farm.|
|Government seeks help for 75,000 IDPs|
IRIN - July 31, 2007
|The Democratic Republic of Congo's Humanitarian Affairs Minister Jean-Claude Muyambo has said there were 75,000 homeless people in the two biggest cities, adding to a growing number of internally displaced people (IDPs) countrywide.|
|Conviction of Government soldiers in DR Congo welcomed by UN mission|
UN News - July 30, 2007
The United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the conviction by a Congolese court of nine Government soldiers for killing 31 unarmed civilians last year.