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Eight guardsmen sentenced to life for killing aviation official

IRIN - October 27, 2005

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced eight presidential guardsmen to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the murder of an official of the national aviation agency.


Human Rights: UN expert denounces "massive violations"

MISNA - October 25, 2005

"Massive human rights violations at all levels" in the Democratic Republic of Congo were denounced in a report presented to the United Nations Security Council by the independent human rights expert Ritinga Frederic Pacere.


Ituri: Army regains control of gold mine area

MISNA - October 23, 2005

Thirty-some militiamen of two different armed groups were killed by the armed forces in a series of operations aimed at regaining control of territory in the Ituri province, in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Kinshasa rejects Kampala's proposal to redeploy troops

IRIN - October 21, 2005

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected a proposal by Uganda to redeploy its troops to eastern Congo to hunt Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels as well as other Ugandan rebels groups there, Congolese government spokesman and Minister for Information Henri Mova Sakanyi said on Friday.


Kampala seeks approval to redeploy troops to Congo

IRIN - October 20, 2005

Uganda sought approval on Thursday from the Democratic Republic of Congo to redeploy troops into eastern Congo to hunt members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who entered the country in September, Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa said.


Schools reopen as teachers end strike

IRIN - October 19, 2005

Public schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have reopened after a delay caused by 230,000 teachers who went on strike from 5 September to demand better pay.


Murder of jesuit missionary: suspects back in court

MISNA - October 15, 2005

The suspects in the murder of Father René de Haes, 72, the Jesuit missionary killed May 7 in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have once again appeared before the military court of Lemba-Matete in Kinshasa.


'Truce' in teachers strike, but unions insist on demands

MISNA - October 14, 2005

Congolese schools will reopen on Monday after over a month long teachers strike in demand for better salary and work conditions.


Lumumbashi: hate messages aired by local radio anger monuc

MISNA - October 13, 2005

Following the broadcasting of messages inciting hate and violence in Rwandan' style - where the radio had a decisive role in the 1994 genocide - the United Nations peace mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) suspended its collaboration with a radio television network of Lumumbashi.


Repatriation of Congolese refugees begins

IRIN - October 13, 2005

The repatriation of Congolese refugees who have been living in camps in western Tanzania began on Wednesday with the first batch of 282 leaving for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has announced.





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