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Rebels attack villages, kill 24, displace thousands

IRIN - October 11, 2005

Thousands of civilians began arriving in the town of Walungu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday following attacks on four nearby villages, in which at least 24 civilians were hacked to death.


Lra rebels: they should have been disarmed, if only they anyone could find them

MISNA - October 7, 2005

It would seem that the 3-400 Ugandan rebels of the LRA that were said to have been in the northeast of the Congo have disappeared.


Lra: mediation effort failed, verything ready for forced disarmament

MISNA - October 7, 2005

The last attempt for mediation to secure the voluntary disarmament of 300 (or 400 say other sources) Ugandan rebels of the LRA that have been staying in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the past few days according to MONUC's Radio Okapi.


Army says Ugandan rebels flee back into Sudan

IRIN - October 7, 2005

The 400 Ugandan rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who in September sought refuge in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been forced back across the border, a Congolese army spokesman said on Friday in Kinshasa.


Kigali says it not responsible for mass killings

IRIN - October 6, 2005

A senior Rwandan government official dismissed on Thursday allegations that the army was responsible for a massacre nearly 10 years ago of hundreds of people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), whose bodies were discovered recently in mass graves.


Soldiers face rape charges

IRIN - October 6, 2005

In what the UN says sets an important legal precedent for the Democratic Republic of Congo, a court-martial hearing began this week in the northwestern province of Equateur for 12 soldiers accused of raping 119 women.


Kampala dismisses Congo's call for sanctions

IRIN - October 5, 2005

Uganda's foreign minister, Sam Kutesa, dismissed on Wednesday a demand for UN sanctions against his country made a day earlier by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Army deploys 2,000 troops to disarm LRA rebels

IRIN - October 5, 2005

The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has begun deploying at least 2,000 men to the northeastern town of Aba near the Sudan border to disarm 400 Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who recently entered the country.


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.





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