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32 "mercenaries" arrested in Kinshasa

IRIN - May 24, 2006

Congo MapSecurity 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.


Elections to be held on 30 July, polls body says

IRIN - May 1, 2006

Presidential and parliamentary elections, the first in nearly 40 years since independence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will be held on 30 July, Independent Electoral Commission Chairman Apollinaire Muholongo Malumalu announced on Sunday.


Kinshasa protests troops incursion, Kampala denies claim

IRIN - April 28, 2006

The Democratic Republic of Congo has protested to Uganda against its army's incursion into northeastern Congo in the so-called pursuit of Ugandan rebels, the Congolese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.


EU appoints commanders for Congo force

IRIN - April 28, 2006

The Council of the European Union has appointed two commanders and adopted a "Joint Action" on its military operation to support the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during general elections scheduled to be held later this year.





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