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Villagers flee rebel attacks in South Kivu

IRIN - April 13, 2007

South Kivu womanWeeks of attacks by Rwandan rebels on villagers in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, have forced several thousand people to abandon their homes for Walungu town, a United Nations official has said.
DRC civil society underline the need for strong political leadership

MONUC - April 13, 2007

Congo KinshasaA civil society and religious organizations committee workshop on the DRC government's programme took place in Kinshasa from 11 to 12 April 2007, with the collaboration of MONUC and other development partners, with the aim of underlining governmental and political responsibility in the DRC.
Congo Prosecutors Asks For Removal of Bemba's Immunity

VOA News - April 12, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's top prosecutor has asked the country's Senate to lift immunity for Senator and former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba so he can be charged with treason.
Senator Bemba leaves for Portugal

MONUC - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaSenator J.P. Bemba, who was finally authorised to go to Portugal for medical treatment, left Kinshasa this Wednesday morning 11 April 2007 at 2am in his private Boeing 727, accompanied by his wife and five children.
Carving Up The Congo

GREENPEACE - April 11, 2007

Carving Up The CongoThe Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially important for regulating the local and global climate. As the world's second largest rainforest, the Congo rainforest is also home to some of Africa's most iconic wildlife including gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and forest elephants.
Congo's Bemba Leaves For Portugal While Supporters Feel Persecuted

VOA News - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaThe former rebel and current opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has left for Portugal after seeking refuge for several weeks at the South African embassy in Kinshasa, while his supporters say they still feel persecuted. This follows deadly violence in March between Bemba's guard and Congo's post-war security forces.
After violence in Kinshasa, senator Bemba takes off for Portugal

MISNA - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaToday at 2:00a.m. local time, Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba, who has been at the South African Embassy since the tragic events of March 22-24, departed from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for Portugal to receive medical treatment.
FNI militia leader Peter Karim surrenders to DRC government

MONUC - April 9, 2007

Peter KarimPeter Karim, commander of the last remaining Ituri militia group - the FNI - surrendered to the DRC government with seven of his officers on Saturday 7 April 2007 at Kpandroma, 90 kilometres north east of district capital Bunia.
Pope Celebrates Easter Mass, Calls for World Peace

VOA News - April 8, 2007

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI celebrated Easter Mass in Saint Peter's Square Sunday and made an impassioned appeal for world peace in his traditional "Urbi et Orbi" message. He spoke of his concerns for Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.
UN mission says opposition forces in DR Congo have disarmed, awaiting handover

UN News Service - April 5, 2007

Monuc soldier in Kinshasa CongoAfter clashing violently with Government troops in the capital Kinshasa last month, opposition forces and their dependents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) currently under United Nations protection have disarmed, the world body's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) said today.



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