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DR Congo improves education, child survival but greater efforts needed - UN

UN News - October 6, 2010

Students in DR CongoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has made significant progress in education and child survival in recent years, but much more needs to be done to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a new United Nations-backed study. Three out of four children now go to school, a 23 per cent increase over 2000 with near parity for girls and boys, the fourth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (UNICEF), reported.
Rusesabagina Welcomes Congo Report, Warns of Another Genocide in Rwanda

VOA News - October 6, 2010

Paul RusesabaginaPaul Rusesabagina, who is the subject of the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda, says the long history of conflict in the Congo is due in large part to conflict minerals. A Hutu who sheltered more than 1,200 Tutsi during the genocide, Paul Rusesabagina, says the report revealed unspoken truths about the region's history. He says the simmering ethnic tensions that triggered the 1994 genocide have returned to present day Rwanda, and warns the country is heading down the same path.
Rebel leader presumed responsible for mass rape arrested

UN News - October 5, 2010

MONUCUnited Nations peacekeepers and Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo today seized one of the rebel leaders suspected of being behind the mass rape of more than 300 civilians two months ago in the country’s east.
Joseph Kabila critic's 'suicide' doubted

BBC News - October 4, 2010

Joseph KabilaRelatives and activists have rejected suggestions that a man arrested for throwing stones at DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's convoy had committed suicide. Armand Tungulu Mudiandambu, a Belgian resident, was found dead in his cell on Saturday after his arrest last week by presidential bodyguards in Kinshasa.
Mazembe on course for Champions League final

BBC Sport - October 3, 2010

TP MazembeHolders TP Mazembe kept alive their hopes of retaining the Champions league trophy after defeating Algeria's JS Kabylie 3-1 in the first leg of the semi final on Sunday. Two goals from striker Alain Kaluyituka Dioko helped the DR Congo side seal the victory in Lubumbashi.
Action needed to investigate a decade of crimes in the DRC

Amnesty International - October 1, 2010

Refugees in DR CongoThe publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that those responsible are held to account. The cycle of violence and abuses will only stop if those responsible for crimes under international law are held to account.
UN DR Congo Report Exposes Grave Crimes

Human Rights Watch - October 1, 2010

Rwandan refugees in DR CongoOn October 1, 2010, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published the report of its human rights mapping exercise on Congo. United Nations members should make a concerted international effort to initiate judicial investigations into grave human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo documented by the UN and bring those responsible to justice.
US Calls for Accountability after UN Report on Atrocities in DR Congo

U.S. Department of State/Philip J. Crowley - October 1, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaAs we contemplate the contents of the report, it is crucially important that we remain focused on the tens of thousands of victims in the DRC. Accountability is an important step toward ensuring that further such incidents do not occur. The United States is firmly committed to helping the DRC and other nations in the region take positive steps to end the corrosive cycle of violence and impunity.
UN releases D.R. Congo report listing 10 years of atrocities, identifying justice options

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - October 1, 2010

Navanethem PillayThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released Friday a 550-page report listing 617 of the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law over a ten-year period by both state and non-state actors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
US President and UN chief discuss wide range of international issues

UN News - September 23, 2010

Barack Obama with Ban Ki-moon at the UN General AssemblyDiscussions between Mr. Ban and Mr. Obama focused on the situation in Sudan, the Middle East peace process, women’s empowerment, climate change, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and the Millennium Development Goals, according to information released by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.







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