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World Bank hails UN in DRC and calls for more international support for the country

MONUC - March 10, 2007

Paul Wolfowitz and Louis Michel in CongoAt a press conference in Kinshasa on Friday March 9,2007, President of the World Bank Paul Wolfowitz stressed the need for the institution to 'move fast' in support of the DRC's reconstruction. He expressed his optimism for the country's future, and said that the World Bank was fully committed to supporting the fledgling DRC government in the fight against bribery and corruption, which he said was the 'main obstacle' to economic growth.
Post-Conflict DRC Moves to Reintegrate Former Soldiers, Protect Forests

World Bank - March 8, 2007

DRC - CongoWorld Bank President Paul Wolfowitz gets a first-hand look today at one of the biggest challenges to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as it emerges from decades of strife.
Former Child Soldiers Still at Risk in DR Congo

VOA News - March 7, 2007

Child soldiersThe United Nations is focusing attention on child soldiers in Africa. One country where children are still feeling the terrible effects of war is the Democratic Republic of Congo.
UN: Thomas Lubanga's indictment is the beginning

MONUC - March 6, 2007

Radhika CoomaraswamyThe United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy is on a six-day visit to DRC to discuss the issues of children associated with armed groups, sexual violence and impunity with the government authorities. In Kinshasa, on March 5, 2007, she spoke further about the aim of her visit before traveling to Ituri district and the Kivu provinces.
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.



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