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Thousands expelled from Angola battling for survival

IRIN - March 6, 2007

Congo - AngolaAbout 43,400 Congolese expelled from diamond mines in northern Angola are living in precarious conditions near the Congolese border, humanitarian officials said.
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to visit programs for ex-combatants in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Bank Group - March 6, 2007

Paul WolfowitzDuring his visit to Central Africa (March 7-9), World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will visit programs for ex-combatants in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their demobilization and reintegration are being supported by funding from the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP).
Great Lakes: Call for end to regional conflicts

IRIN - March 2, 2007

Great Lakes - SoldiersParliamentarians from Africa's Great Lakes countries have urged their governments to end conflicts in the region, noting that particular measures were needed to protect women and children, who suffer most in wars.
Great Lakes Conference: "A step forward has been taken" says UN

MONUC - March 2, 2007

Great Lakes - CongoThe regional parliamentary meeting on the International Conference on the Great Lakes region, which was hailed as "a step forward" by the UN, was concluded by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga on February 28, 2007 at the Palais du Peuple in Kinshasa.
Another rebel group gives up arms

IRIN - February 28, 2007

Ituri = CongoOne of the main rebel groups in the troubled Ituri District of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began surrendering its weapons on Tuesday under an ongoing demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR) process, military and United Nations sources said.
Peter Karim surrenders 170 troops

MONUC - February 27, 2007

Peter Karim - IturiPeter Karim, commander of the FNI - the last remaining militia group in Ituri - made an important first step towards the consolidation of peace in the district on Tuesday February 27, 2007, with the surrender and disarmament of 170 of his troops at Dera, 60km from Kpandroma.
Aid Group: Displaced Children in Great Lakes Region of Africa at Risk of Sexual Abuse

VOA News - February 26, 2007

World VisionThe aid group World Vision is urging governments and the international community to tackle poverty and war in the Great Lakes region of Africa, where, the group says, displaced children are especially at risk of being sexually exploited. Cathy Majtenyi reports for VOA from Nairobi.
Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Greenpeace - February 26, 2007

Illegal loggin in Congo forestThe second largest rainforest in the world -- after the Amazon -- sits in the Congo basin of Africa. Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of this pristine forest are being illegally logged. We've released new evidence of the extent of this forest crime.
Congo PM Pledges Good Governance, Justice

VOA News - February 22, 2007

Antoine GizengaThe prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo has told parliament good governance and justice will be his government's guiding principles. Franz Wild attended his speech and files this report for VOA from Kinshasa.
DRC Army Officials: At Least 23 Killed in Skirmishes With Rebel Militias

VOA News - February 22, 2007

Congo-DRC mapArmy officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say several days of skirmishes with rebel militias have killed at least 23 fighters, mostly among the militias.







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