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Seventeen Killed in Suspected Rwandan Rebel Attack in DRC

VOA News - May 28, 2007

Congo villagersAt least 17 people have been clubbed or hacked to death by suspected Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of South Kivu. Congo's United Nations peacekeeping mission said the violence appears to be a reprisal for recent army operations in the area.
Suspected Rwandan Rebels Slay DRC Villagers

VOA News - May 28, 2007

Democratic Republic of CongoIn the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern territory, local officials say suspected Rwandan rebels have brutally attacked and killed villagers.
Probe into MONUC gold, arms trafficking allegations "well advanced"

IRIN - May 25, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoA special United Nations body has opened an investigation into allegations of gold and arms trafficking by personnel in the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) in Ituri region, a spokesman said.
Thousands more flee ongoing clashes in Kivu

IRIN - May 24, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaAt least 40 children are among thousands of newly displaced civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing ongoing clashes between Congolese armed forces and Rwandan rebels, officials said.
Reports: UN Peacekeepers in Congo Traded Gold, Weapons with Militias

IRIN - May 23, 2007

MONUC troops in KinshasaBritish media reports say U.N. peacekeeping troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo traded gold and weapons with militias they were supposed to help disarm.
UN says allegations of trafficking by peacekeepers are under investigation

UN News - May 23, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today announced that allegations that a number of its peacekeepers based in the Ituri District have engaged in gold and weapons trafficking are under investigation.
Training workshop for DRC National Assembly deputies

MONUC - May 22, 2007

Congo ParliamentA four day training workshop is underway for DRC National Assembly deputies from May 21 to May 25 2007, at the Palais de Peuple in Kinshasa. The project, which is organized by the UNDP in conjunction with national and international partners, aims to further parliamentary knowledge of deputies in order to enhance the operational capacity of the National Assembly.
Bukavu on the Congolese-Rwandan border: A city at the crossroads of conflict

Global Voices - Jennifer Brea - May 21, 2007

BukavuBukavu is a city of survivors. During the First Congo War (1996-1997),Bukavu was caught in the middle of fighting between Tutsi government forces and the Hutu that fled to the regionafter the Rwandan genocide. Government and rebel forces clashed there during the Second Congo War (1998-2003). In 2004, the city fell to soldiers led by General Nkunda, a dissident pro-Tutsi Congolese general, and in just three days, some 16,000 women were raped.
Rebels Kill One, Wound Three in DRC's Virunga National Park

VOA News - May 21, 2007

Congo gorilla in Virunga National ParkThe group WildlifeDirect says Mai Mai rebels have killed one wildlife officer - and critically injured three other people - in the eastern DRC. The group says the attacks on three patrol posts occurred early Sunday morning in the gorilla sector of Virunga National Park.
Central Africa needs 'concrete measures' to achieve stability, says Ban Ki-moon

UN News - May 18, 2007

Ban Ki-moonWelcoming steps to approve a Central African pact against the illegal trafficking of arms and a code of conduct for the countries' armed forces, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told a United Nations-sponsored security meeting that such concrete measures were needed for the region to achieve lasting peace and stability.



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