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UN mission in DR Congo denies Ntanganda's role in military operation

Xinhua - September 10, 2009

Bosco NtagandaThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) has denied any role of a general being sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the anti-insurgency operation.
Congo Ready to Settle Displaced People, Says Government Spokesman

VOA News - September 10, 2009

Congo refugees - IDPsThe Democratic Republic of Congo says it will re-integrate Internally Displaced People (IDP) into society after the United Nations closes camps in the restive Kivu provinces. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees announced that it will be closing IDP camps this week after a sharp drop of violence in Kivu.
Human Rights: MONUC releases reports on Kiwanja and Kanyabayonga incidents

MONUC - September 9, 2009

MONUC investigate Kiwanja massacreThis first report documents the main human rights abuses that were committed and the legal framework that applies to them, as well as the chain of command that was in operation at the time of the perpetration of the abuses. Therein, the UNJHRO formulates several recommendations to the Congolese authorities, the parties to the conflict, and the international community, notably MONUC to improve its capacity to protect civilian populations.
Southern African Grouping Proposes Extraordinary Summit on Zimbabwe

VOA News - September 7, 2009

SADC leaders in Kinshasa - CongoLeaders of the Southern African Development Community assembled for a summit Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo decided not to examine progress by Zimbabwe's national unity government and discuss issues that continue to trouble power-sharing in Harare, but will hold an extraordinary summit in a few weeks focused exclusively on Zimbabwe.
SADC Leaders Open Summit in Kinshasa

VOA News - September 7, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Jacob ZumaLeaders from 15 southern African nations have opened two days of discussions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Political confrontations in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Lesotho and eastern Congo are high on the agenda.
ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba interim release suspended pending final decision on appeal

ICC - September 3, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court decided to grant suspensive effect to the Prosecutor’s Appeal against the Pre-Trial Chamber II decision, dated 14 August 2009, which granted Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo “conditional release”. Hence, implementation of the decision on interim release is suspended pending the final decision on the merits of the Prosecution’s Appeal.
Restoration of DRC-Uganda Ties Shows New Regional Cooperation

VOA News - August 31, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Yoweri MuseveniThe reinstatement of full diplomatic ties last week between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the latest development signaling a new era in the region's politics, following the DRC's recent willingness to cooperate militarily with its easterly neighbors.  Rwanda and the DRC similarly restored full relations in July.
ICC: Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo trial postponed

ICC - August 31, 2009

Germain KatangaTrial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court issued a decision today, 31 August 2009, postponing the commencement of the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui until 24 November 2009. The Chamber found that compelling reasons require that the date of 24 September 2009 initially set for the commencement of the trial be put back.
350 Rwandan Hutu militiamen killed during Operation Kimia II in South Kivu province

Radio Okapi - August 29, 2009

FARDC soldier in KivuThe Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) have either killed or captured 500 Rwandan Hutu militiamen (FDLR) in South Kivu province since launching Operation Kimia II last month.
UN: LRA Attacks in Eastern Congo Displace Thousands

VOA News - August 28, 2009

Displaced civilians in eastern CongoThe UN refugee agency reports at least 125,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been forced to flee from villages attacked by the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, in the last three weeks. This brings the number of people displaced in Haute Uele district of Orientale Province by the LRA since September to more than one-half million.







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