|South African institute discounts "coup plot" theory following arrests|
IRIN - May 28, 2006
The South African-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has ruled out chances that the men arrested and identified as foreign mercenaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were plotting a coup or planning to destabilise the country ahead of 30 July elections.
|U.S. citizens released without charges|
Middleton Coudriet Media Group - May 27, 2006
Orlando-based AQMI Strategy Corporation has confirmed the release of three U.S. Citizens who had been illegally detained since Friday, May 19 by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
|International community denounces manipulation on alleged "coup"|
MISNA - May 26, 2006
The international community deplored "the recent manoeuvres" of security service agents "against some political candidates and certain political figures" and "denounces the political exploitation of a coup plot" in a critical statement
|32 "mercenaries" arrested in Kinshasa|
IRIN - May 24, 2006
|Security agents in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), arrested 32 foreigners on Tuesday for plotting a coup against the government of Joseph Kabila, Interior Minister Theophilus Mbemba said.|
|Army captures militia commander|
IRIN - May 18, 2006
Congolese soldiers in the restive northeastern district of Ituri have captured a "brigade commander" of the former militia Union des Patriotes Congolais(the Congolese Patriotic Union) which was led by Thomas Lubanga, currently awaiting trial before the International Criminal Court.
|Mayi-Mayi warlord surrenders in Katanga|
IRIN - May 17, 2006
Mayi-Mayi warlord Kyungu Mutanga, alias Gédéon, surrendered to UN peacekeepers on Friday in Mitwaba, a town in southeastern province of Katanga in Democratic Republic of Congo.
|UN Says DRC Forces Commit Increasing Rights Violations|
VOA News - May 10, 2006
The United Nations says government forces in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo are committing an increasing number of serious human rights violations.
|18 army brigades to provide security during polls|
IRIN - May 9, 2006
Eighteen fully integrated army brigades whose mission will be to provide security during Congo's general elections later this year will be fully trained by 5 July, the spokesman of the army chief of staff, Jean-Willy Mutombo, has said.
|Nearly 200 Mayi-Mayi combatants surrender in Katanga|
IRIN - May 9, 2006
Close to 200 Mayi-Mayi fighters have surrendered with their weapons to United Nations peacekeeping troops in north and central Katanga Province, in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
|With more displaced in Katanga aid groups step up activities|
IRIN - May 3, 2006
With ongoing fighting between the government and Mayi-Mayi militia groups in the north and centre of Katanga Province the number of displaced has reached at least 165,000 in the last six months, UN officials said.