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Despite record cereal crop this year, some countries will struggle - UN agency

FAO - May 17, 2007

FAOAlthough global cereal production is expected to reach record levels this year, at least 33 countries are forecast to face serious difficulties, largely because of conflict, economic struggles or bad weather, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.
Louise Arbour: I'm encouraged by the mobilization of civil society in the fight against impunity

MONUC - May 16, 2007

Louise ArbourUnited Nations High Commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour spoke on May 15 2007 on the UN radio in the DRC- Radio Okapi - on issues relating to the fight against impunity and the reform of the justice system in the DRC, as well as sexual violence against women.
Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo until year's end

UN News - May 15, 2007

Un Security CouncilAiming to help the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cement stability, the Security Council today extended the deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there until the end of this year.
Violations of human rights common - Arbour

IRIN - May 15, 2007

Louise ArbourSerious human rights violations take place almost daily with total impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, on a visit to the country this week.
Violations of human rights common - Arbour

IRIN - May 15, 2007

Louise ArbourSerious human rights violations take place almost daily with total impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, on a visit to the country this week.
Louise Arbour to visit Kinshasa this Sunday May 13th

MONUC - May 11, 2007

Louise ArbourThe United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour will make a five-day working visit to the DR of Congo on May 13 2007. During her visit, Ms. Arbour will meet with President Kabila and other political authorities.
Congolese Mixed Forces Blamed in North Kivu Attacks

VOA News - May 10, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa soldiersIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. officials say they are working on improving the conduct of so-called mixed military brigades that include former rebel forces. The former rebel and militia fighters have been accused of abusing civilians and escalating violence in the region of North Kivu.
Dozens killed in army operation against Rwandan rebels

IRIN - May 4, 2007

Congo child soldiersDozens of Rwandan rebels have been killed in heavy fighting with government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) eastern North Kivu province since Wednesday, a senior military officer said.
Report: Congo among worst in the world on press freedom

CPJ - May 2, 2007

Joseph KabilaThree nations in sub-Saharan Africa are among the places worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found.
MONUC assisting the displaced population in the East

MONUC - May 2, 2007

MONUCAt its weekly press conference on May 2 2007, MONUC declared that it is continuing identification missions of the displacement zones in North and South Kivu following the military operations by the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) against the Democratic Forces for the liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).







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