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Army, UN troops retake Sake

IRIN - November 27, 2006

Laurent NkundaBetween 15,000 and 20,000 people have fled the eastern town of Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was seized from army dissidents by United Nations and government troops on Monday, the commander of the 8th Military Region said.
Rights Groups Protest Eviction of Street Children From Congo's Capital

VOA News - November 26, 2006

Kinshasa - Street childrenHuman rights groups are protesting what they say is the eviction of street youths from Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa. Hundreds of children and young adults have been rounded up recently, and the adults sent to the province of Katanga a thousand kilometers away. Franz Wild recently visited Kinshasa, and files this report for VOA.
UN says it will support Congolese troops enforcing Kinshasa ultimatum if needed

UN News - November 25, 2006

Monuc - KinshasaUnited Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will support the Congolese army if needed in enforcing a 48-hour security ultimatum in the capital to remove forces loyal to the losing candidate in last month's presidential elections, the top UN envoy to the strife-torn country has said.
Dissident militias attack army

MISNA - November 25, 2006

Laurent KundaAt least three government soldiers were killed in an attack by dissident militiamen of former general Laurent Nkunda a Sake, 20 km. from Goma said the Armed Forces of the dem. Rep. of Congo (FARDC). There was also an unspecified number of wounded.
Three mass graves discovered in Ituri

IRIN - November 24, 2006

Bunia - IturiInvestigations have begun into three mass graves containing 30 corpses in a military camp in the northeastern Congolese district of Ituri, UN spokesman Kemal Saiki said Friday.
W.Swing: The transfer of Bemba's troops has already started

Monuc - November 24, 2006

William Swing - head of Monuc in Congo-KinshasaAt the farewell ceremony on November 23 2006 for the Uruguayan contingent that are now finishing their nine month tour in the DRC, William Swing, the UN Special Representative in the DRC, spoke on the current political situation in the DRC.
Tension rises after Bemba told to remove guards

IRIN - November 24, 2006

Monuc soldiers in KinshasaResidents of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have largely remained indoors and fearful after President Joseph Kabila requested that his rival Jean-Pierre Bemba withdraw some of his personal guards from the city by Friday.
Ultimatum against militants of defeated candidate

MISNA - November 23, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba supportersThe "uncontrolled" elements of the militia of the defeated presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader, must be "neutralized": as stated by Interior Minister Denis Kalume, while President Joseph Kabila - confirmed provisionally after victory in the runoff - gave his rival 48 hours to move his personal guards out of Kinshasa.
Supreme Court to be relocated after fire

IRIN - November 22, 2006

The Supreme Court of Congo in flame after election violenceThe offices of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo, partly damaged by fire, will be relocated to different parts of the capital, Kinshasa, or elsewhere in the country, Vice-President Azarias Ruberwa said on Wednesday after inspecting the facility.
Video: violence at the Supreme Court on 11.21.2006

Monuc - November 22, 2006

Violence at the supreme court in KinshasaBemba supporters clash with police at the supreme court on 11.21.2006



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