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UN mission speaks out after human rights defender is kidnapped

UN News - August 31, 2010

Roger MeeceThe United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed deep concern after the apparent abduction of a human rights defender who had spoken out against alleged rights violations by members of the military.
Esperance beat Mazembe to inch closer

Cafonline.com - August 29, 2010

Esperance de TunisTunisian giants, Esperance inched closer to the semi finals of the Orange CAF Champions League with a 3-0 win over holders TP Mazembe in their Group A clash on Saturday in Rades.
Key excerpts from UN report on Rwandan army genocide in DR Congo

BBC News - August 27, 2010

Rwandan Hutu fearing reprisals flee into eastern Congo after Rwandan genocideThe systematic attacks, in particular killings and massacres perpetrated against members of the Hutu ethnic group, are described extensively in section I of the report. These attacks resulted in a very large number of victims, probably tens of thousands of members of the Hutu ethnic group, all nationalities combined.
UN report says Rwandan army committed genocide in DR Congo

BBC News - August 26, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaThe BBC has seen a draft UN report that says crimes by the Rwandan army and allied rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo could be classified as genocide. The report details how they targeted Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus in DR Congo, from 1993-2003. It lists human rights violations committed by security forces from all countries involved in what has been called an "African world war".
UN Security Council calls for urgent action over mass DR Congo rape

BBC News - August 26, 2010

Ban Ki-moonThe UN has said everything possible must be done to prevent atrocities like the recent rape of more than 150 women and children in the DR Congo. In an emergency session of the Security Council, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Congolese authorities had to fully investigate what had happened. The Council also said peacekeepers in the area should have done more to protect local people from rebels.
UN Defends Inaction on Mass Rapes in Eastern Congo, Government Missing in Action

Congo News Agency - August 26, 2010

Monuc soldiersThe United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) is on the defensive since the NGO International Medical Corps revealed early this week that rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), and members of a local Mai Mai militia, raped at least 154 women in North Kivu, a few kilometers from a MONUSCO base.
One Survivor, 20 Dead after Plane Crash in Bandundu

ACP - August 25, 2010

BandunduA woman, who has not yet been identified, is the sole survivor of a plane that crashed in the city of Bandundu on Wednesday in early afternoon. She is in critical condition and receiving intensive care at the General Hospital of Bandundu.
LRA: UNHCR relocates 1,500 refugees from CAR to the DRC

UNHCR - August 24, 2010

Children in CongoThe UNHCR has begun with the transfer of about 1,500 refugees from the Central African Republic to a newly constructed refugee camp in Kpala-Kpala, close to the town of Bondo in the remote district of Bas-Uélé. The Lord's Resistance Army attacks in CAR, north of the Mbomu river, which forms the natural border to the DRC, have provoked a massive displacement of about 15,000 persons within the CAR between March and May 2010.
FDLR Rebels Continue Campaign of Terror in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - August 23, 2010

Congo MilitiamenRebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have been reported in the North Kivu region of Walikale, where they are, once again, conducting a terror campaign against the local population. From Saturday night to Sunday, FDLR rebels made an incursion into the village of Butua, some 12 km from the center of Walikale, and looted and kidnapped civilians, local sources said.
Two Suspects Arrested in Attack on MONUSCO Base

Radio Okapi - August 20, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in GomaTwo people suspected of involvement in an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping base in Kirumba, North Kivu, on Wednesday were arrested in Lubero on Thursday by the Congolese army.



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