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Interview with MSF head of mission in DRC, Jerome Souquet

IRIN - August 22, 2005

On 22 July 2005, the international medical relief agency, Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), announced that it was halting all medical and humanitarian aid to an estimated 100,000 people, almost half of the population displaced by civil unrest in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo district of Ituri.


MONUC to light up parts of Kalemie

IRIN - August 18, 2005

Lights may blaze again soon in parts Kalemie town, eastern Congo, which have been deprived of electricity for the past 13 years, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) reported on Wednesday.


WHO calls to step up polio surveillance along borders

IRIN - August 16, 2005

The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for polio immunisation to be stepped up along Angola's borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia.


Voter registration extended in Orientale, Bas-Congo provinces

IRIN - August 15, 2005

Voter registration was extended for an additional week on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo provinces of Orientale and Bas-Congo due to transport and security difficulties, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Appollinaire Malu Malu, said.


Doctors due in diamond fields to identify killer disease

IRIN - August 12, 2005

A three-man team of doctors is due in a remote diamond mining area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to try to identify a respiratory disease that has, so far, killed 23 miners and infected 997 others; the Maniema provincial medical inspector, Dr Kasogo Mulamba, told IRIN.


Governments agree to repatriate 152,000 refugees

IRIN - August 12, 2005

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania have agreed at a meeting to repatriate 152,000 Congolese refugees to South Kivu Province in September, despite concerns by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, about the security and human rights conditions there.


EU grants 4 million euro to ICRC for protection programme

IRIN - August 9, 2005

The European Commission has decided to grant the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) four million euros to support its programmes protecting people displaced by armed conflicts, deprived of their freedom and separated from their relatives in three central African nations as well as in several nations in Asia, the EU Information Office announced on Monday.


Fleeing Congolese return home

IRIN - August 9, 2005

Some 40 combatants and over 100 civilians who had fled into western Uganda from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week have returned to their country, a Ugandan military spokesman said on Tuesday.


Cholera, measles kill 21 in Goma

IRIN - August 9, 2005

Health officials say that outbreaks of cholera and measles in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) town of Goma have caused the death of at least five adults and 16 children in the last four weeks.


Rwanda and uganda accused of continuing exploitation of natural resources of ex-zaire

MISNA - August 5, 2005

While the armed groups of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo continue reaping terror, the financial dimension of the pillaging of natural resources, particularly in favour of Uganda and Rwanda, remains the key to their presence and justifies the decision adopted by the Security Council to extend the arms embargo: this is the picture' of the situation in the eastern provinces of ex-Zaire given by Mamadouh Bah, spokesman for the MONUC (United Nations Mission in DR-Congo), presenting a report of UN experts in the capital Kinshasa.





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