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Unidentified fever kills 12 diamond miners in Maniema, OCHA says

IRIN - August 5, 2005

A local official of the UN humanitarian office, OCHA, said on Friday that 12 diamond miners working in a pit 84 km northwest of the town of Punia in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Maniema Province are dead and many others are seriously ill from what appears to be a hemorrhagic fever.


Bukavu: alleged murder contractors escape

MISNA - August 4, 2005

Safter an armed insurgence in Bukavu, the three men arrested on charges of ordering the murder of Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi, 55 years old, human rights activist from Héritiers de la Justice', killed last July 31 in Bukavu.


Three arrests in bukavu for murder of human rights activist

MISNA - August 4, 2005

Three suspects were arrested into the murder of Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi, executive secretary of the Héritiers de la Justice' human rights association, killed in his home early on Sunday July 31 in Bukavu, provincial capital of South Kivu, in the east Democratic Republic of Congo.


Businessmen donate food aid to Niger

IRIN - August 4, 2005

Businessmen in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have collected 120 tons of maize flour and other food for 2.5 million hungry people in Niger, a high ranking government official said on Thursday.


Katanga's forgotten strife displacing thousands

IRIN - August 3, 2005

Violence in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province has been displacing thousands of civilians, according to local media and two international NGOs.


Refugees begin returning for voter registration

IRIN - August 3, 2005

Some 1,000 refugees in camps in Tanzania returned to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) late in July in order to register to vote in the 2006 general elections, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.


UN mission calls for inquiry into death of rights activist

IRIN - August 3, 2005

The UN Mission in Congo, known as MONUC, has called for an inquiry into the killing of Pascal Kabangulu, a prominent Congolese human rights activist, officials at the mission told reporters in Kinshasa on Wednesday.


Voters registration ends in Kinshasa

IRIN - August 2, 2005

The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said 2.9 million people in Kinshasa, the capital, had signed up to vote in the 2006 elections by the time registration centres closed on Sunday.


Arms embargo extended one more year

IRIN - July 28, 2005

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1616 (2005) on Friday which extends an existing two-year arms embargo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for at least one more year.


Rwanda, Uganda refute report on arms to DRC

IRIN - July 28, 2005

Uganda and Rwanda have denied statements contained in a report issued on Wednesday by the UN Security Council that the two countries had delayed to give information to officials monitoring arms sanctions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).





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