|Humanitarian action plan a turning point, UN envoy says|
IRIN - February 14, 2006
A US $681 million humanitarian action plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) launched by the United Nations and the European Commission seeks to meet the needs of 30 million vulnerable Congolese.
|The peculiar terror that is northern Katanga|
IRIN - February 13, 2006
Two explosions from heavy weapons echoed from the eastern shore of Lake Upemba across the glassy waters to a tiny island formed from dead reeds. Displaced families were huddled there, under a makeshift shelter that was slowly sinking into the sludge.
|Rape on the rise in North Kivu, as fighting displaces 70,000|
IRIN - February 10, 2006
Incidents of rape have risen sharply along the Kanyabayonga-Kayna road in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu Province, where fighting between the army and renegade soldiers has displaced at least 70,000 people, according to humanitarian workers.
|Fighting in the Kivus displaces 55,000|
IRIN - February 9, 2006
At least 55,000 people have been displaced in North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a result of fighting between the army and armed groups, according to humanitarian agencies.
|Supreme court confirms referendum results|
IRIN - February 6, 2006
The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the results of a constitutional referendum held on 18 December 2005, in which 84.3 percent of the votes cast were in favour of the draft constitution, the court's president, Lwamba Bindu, said.
|Continued attacks in North Kivu leave 37,000 IDPs without aid|
IRIN - February 3, 2006
At least 37,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are without humanitarian relief because of continued attacks by military insurgents in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said.
|Military insurgents resume attacks in North Kivu|
IRIN - February 1, 2006
Renewed attacks by military insurgents in North Kivu Province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have cut short an interagency mission to evaluate humanitarian needs in area, an official of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Office (OCHA) has said.
|Football: No Major Surprises as African Championship Group Stage Ends|
VOA News - January 31, 2006
The last group matches of the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament under way in Egypt were played Tuesday. And the countries favored to win the trophy are still in the competition.
|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.