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Fighting displaces 60,000 in Katanga Province, bishop says

IRIN - November 23, 2005

Some 60,000 people fleeing fighting between the Congolese army and local Mayi-Mayi militiamen resisting demobilisation have now arrived in the village of Dubie in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga Province, Roman Catholic Bishop Fulgence Muteba said on Tuesday.


Three policemen suspected of killing journalist

IRIN - November 22, 2005

The Police Department of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presented at a news conference in the capital, Kinshasa, on Monday three of its officers who are suspected of killing a journalist and his wife in November.


EU observers arrive ahead of constitutional referendum

IRIN - November 22, 2005

The head of an advanced team of nine EU observers of a constitutional referendum set to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 18 December declared on Monday that he would make an exhaustive and unbiased assessment of preparations for the vote.


Hundreds displaced return home after nine years

IRIN - November 18, 2005

Some 1,000 people who had fled their homes to live in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, for six to nine years have returned to their villages in the provinces of Equateur in the northwest of the country and Orientale in the northeast, humanitarian aid workers said on Thursday.


Thousands displaced as army attacks militias in northeast

IRIN - November 17, 2005

Thousands of civilians are fleeing fighting that has been raging since Monday between the UN-backed Congolese army and local militias around the Semliki River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s northeastern district of Ituri, an aid official said.


43 dead in latest drive against rebels

IRIN - November 17, 2005

In the latest joint UN-Congolese army military operation that started on Monday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military officers say at least 40 militiamen and three government soldiers have been killed and these figures are likely to rise.


Resumption of river traffic a great relief to the public

IRIN - November 16, 2005

Only five kilometres separate the ports of Brazzaville and Kinshasa but a two-week suspension of river traffic between the two cities made the distance seem infinite. To the relief of Brazzaville's 856,410 residents, authorities reopened the trade route across the River Congo on 4 November.


150,199 cases of electoral registration fraud uncovered

IRIN - November 15, 2005

The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced on Monday that 150,199 people had been caught registering to vote twice.


Trial for murder of belgian missionary concludes

MISNA - November 11, 2005

The trial concluded for the murder of the Belgian Jesuit missionary René de Haes, assassinated May 7 in Kinshasa.


UN Security Council mission gives the region a thumbs-up

IRIN - November 11, 2005

At the end of a UN Security Council mission to the Great Lakes the head of the delegation said on Thursday that compared to two years earlier, when he was in the region heading a similar tour, the situation has improved markedly.





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