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Thousands return to Ituri gold town after army ousts rebels

IRIN - October 4, 2005

Some 5,000 civilians who fled fighting last week between the army and local armed groups in a gold mining area of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s Ituri District began returning to their homes on Monday, a Roman Catholic clergyman said.


Council extends MONUC's mandate by one month

IRIN - October 3, 2005

The UN Security Council extended on Friday the mandate of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), known as MONUC, until the end of October.


Kinshasa says it will resist any foreign invasion

IRIN - September 30, 2005

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said on Friday its army would resist any invasion by foreign forces.


Referendum to be delayed, official says

IRIN - September 30, 2005

A constitutional referendum for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not be held on 27 October as planned because only about half of the voters have registered so far, the head of the country's electoral commission said on Thursday.


Disarm LRA rebels, Museveni tells Kinshasa and MONUC

IRIN - September 30, 2005

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Thursday the Congolese government and the UN mission there known as MONUC must, in two months, disarm Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who recently crossed into eastern Congo or his army would do so.


Monuc: "ugandan rebels disarm or we will use force"

MISNA - September 29, 2005

The Ugandan rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) that recently crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo must disarm and repatriate without any negotiation or force will be used: this was the ultimatum launched by the military spokesman of the MONUC (United Nations Mission in DR-Congo), Thierry Provendier.


Foreign rebel groups ignore deadline to leave

IRIN - September 29, 2005

Some 400 Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who in September crossed from Sudan to the Garamba National Park in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest of several foreign groups which the government says must leave the country by Friday or face serious consequences.


Regional experts adopt defence pact

IRIN - September 29, 2005

Delegates attending a session of the Regional Preparatory Committee on the International Conference on the Great Lakes have adopted peace and security documents as well as a non-aggression and mutual defence pact, Angola's state-owned news agency, Angop, reported on Thursday.


Euro-parliament questions arms from europe to police and intelligence

MISNA - September 27, 2005

A programme for the delivery of weapons to the secret services in the Democratic Republic of Congo - under a United Nations arms embargo - from the Belgian government of Vallon, and of second-hand guns from Brussels authorities to the police in DR-Congo, was submitted to questioning of the European Commission to establish the legitimacy of the operation.


11 policemen suspended over sex abuse allegations in DR Congo

IRIN - September 27, 2005

Nigeria has suspended 11 policemen, including a senior officer, suspected of sexual abuse while serving as UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.









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