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UN Security Council Urges Security Agreement for Africa's Great Lakes Region

VOA News - January 29, 2006

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution aimed at bringing security to Africa's troubled Great Lakes region.


UN Expert Says Action Needed to Prevent Genocide in Several African Countries

VOA News - January 27, 2006

A top U.N. official is warning that action must be taken to prevent conflicts in several African countries from turning into genocide. Juan Mendez tells VOA the situation is particularly dangerious in Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo, northern Uganda, and Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur.


Mayi-Mayi child soldiers for reintegration

IRIN - January 27, 2006

Some 44 child combatants formerly allied to the Mayi-Mayi militia have left Dubie, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga Province, for the provincial capital, Lubumbashi, where they are to undergo psychological counselling and vocational training, officials said.


DR Congo must punish those responsible for fatal attacks on UN, Security Council says

UN News Service - January 25, 2006

The Security Council today called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to bring to justice those responsible for Monday?s attack on United Nations peacekeepers, which left eight of them dead and five wounded.


UN mission reports on serious human rights abuses by Congolese military

UN News Service - January 24, 2006

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military?s efforts to flush militias from the area south of Lake Albert in Ituri district has resulted in serious human rights violations, including the summary execution of six fishermen, rapes, imprisoning children and forcing villagers to transport stolen goods, the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUC) said today.


Armed group kills 8 UN peacekeepers in Garamba park

IRIN - January 23, 2006

An armed, unidentified group killed eight peacekeepers from Guatemala and injured five others on Monday, during an ambush in Garamba National Park, in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) near the borders of Sudan and Uganda, according to the United Nations Mission in the DRC (MONUC).


Mayi-Mayi attack new area of Katanga

IRIN - January 23, 2006

Relief workers say that fighting between the Congolese army and Mayi-Mayi militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga Province has spread to a new area south of the town of Mitwaba in recent days, with militiamen there becoming increasingly dangerous and destructive.


Civilians displaced in renewed fighting in North Kivu

IRIN - January 23, 2006

Hundreds of civilians have been displaced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the latest round of fighting between dissident soldiers and the army's fifth brigade, a humanitarian official has said.


Floods in Kalemie cause food insecurity

IRIN - January 19, 2006

Flooding caused by recent heavy rains in Kalemie Territory in Congo's Katanga Province could cause severe food shortages, a local employee of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.


Congo Backs Referendum But Delay in Results Causes Concern

VOA News - January 12, 2006

Four weeks after the Democratic Republic of Congo held a constitutional referendum, the electoral commission has provisionally declared a victory for the measure.





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