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UN launches patrols to head off rebel violence during holiday season

UN News Service - December 1, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed troops as a preventive measure in Orientale Province ahead of the end-of-year holiday season, which has in the past seen increased attacks by illegal armed groups.
UN Report: CNDP, Congolese Soldiers Involved in Illegal Mining Operations

Congo News Agency - November 30, 2010

CNDP soldiers in CongoA report by a group of experts monitoring UN sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo has implicated former CNDP soldiers, now part of the Congolese Armed Forces, in the illegal exploitation of mineral resources in eastern Congo. The report says that “units of the former Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP) in FARDC have gained military control over most of the strategic areas rich in natural resources in the Kivus, presenting a challenge to their integration into FARDC.”
UN Security Council renews DR Congo sanctions

UN News Service - November 29, 2010

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today extended for another year the arms embargo and other sanctions it imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to renew the mandate of the group of experts tasked with monitoring the measures.
CHAN 2011: Holders DR Congo confident of reaching next stage

Cafonline.com - November 27, 2010

Congo - Football Leopards champions of CHANThe Leopards were housed in Group C of the 2011 African Nations Championship and will face rivals Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire (hosts of the maiden edition) and debutants Mali for the three-week tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
Champions DRC take on Ivory Coast following CHAN draw

BBC Sport - November 27, 2010

Leopards win CHAN Title holders DR Congo will take on Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Mali in the 2011 African Nations Championship, which takes place in February in Sudan. The draw for the event, which is for teams of home-based players only, took place in Khartoum on Saturday.
US President Barack Obama outlines plan to defeat Ugandan LRA rebels

BBC News - November 25, 2010

Joseph KonyUS President Barack Obama has outlined a plan to disarm one of Africa's most feared rebel militias, the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army. LRA leaders initially claimed to be fighting to install a theocracy in Uganda based on the Biblical 10 commandments. But they now roam across parts of Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), as well as north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bemba Supporters Say War Crimes Trial is Political

VOA News - November 23, 2010

Luis Moreno OcampoSupporters of former Congolese rebel leader and former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba say his war crimes trial is politically motivated. He faces two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Jean-Pierre Bemba War Crimes Trial Begins Monday

VOA News - November 21, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaProsecutors indicted Bemba for two crimes against humanity and three war crimes allegedly committed in the Central African Republic territory during the period from 26th October 2002 to 15th March 2003.
Pope Benedict Consecrates 24 New Cardinals

VOA News - November 20, 2010

Newly-elevated Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat from the Pope during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, 20 Nov 2010Pope Benedict has appointed 24 new cardinals. The ordination, known as a consistory, was performed in a lavish ceremony Saturday in Saint Peter's Basilica. Pope Benedict XVI read each name of the 24 "princes of the church" in Latin to roaring applause from the pews and smiles from the cardinals themselves.
ICC: Ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba to be reviewed

ICC - November 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba GomboThe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court directed Trial Chamber III to conduct a new review of the ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, reversing the Trial Chamber’s decision of 28 July, 2010. Until and subject to that new review, Mr Bemba will remain in detention.







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