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Congo ex-rebel 'working with UN'

BBC News - April 29, 2009

Bosco NtagandaThe BBC has seen documents alleging that a former rebel leader indicted for war crimes is playing a leading role in a mission involving the UN in DR Congo. The documents appear to prove that Gen Bosco Ntaganda is taking an active part in the mission's chain of command, a BBC correspondent in the country says.
New Report to Detail Failed Military Operation Against Hutu Rebels

VOA News - April 29, 2009

John NumbiA new report expected to be released Wednesday describes the joint military operation of Congo and Rwanda to flush out Rwandan Hutu rebels from the Democratic Republic of Congo as a failure. The report says the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels are still attacking ordinary Congolese despite the offensive against them.
Surrenders of Rwandan rebels in eastern DR Congo ramp up, UN says

UN News - April 27, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe number of Rwandans laying down their arms and leaving militias that terrorize civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has multiplied four-fold on a monthly basis compared to last year, the United Nations reported today.
Return of Hutu Militias Sparks 100,000 New Displacements in Eastern Congo

VOA News - April 27, 2009

Congo refugeesA resumption of fighting in lands in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo previously claimed by rebel Hutu militias has added more than 100,000 newly displaced people to Congo's swollen itinerant rolls in the past two months.
North-Kivu: over 100,000 uprooted in latest wave of rebel attacks, says UN

UN News - April 22, 2009

Congo refugees - IDPsRebel attacks in recent weeks have forced more than 100,000 people from their homes in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Ban calls for greater efforts to protect children in armed conflict in latest report

UN News - April 22, 2009

Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the Security Council and judicial systems to step up action in the fight to end abuse of children in conflict zones around the world. In his latest report on the issue, the Secretary-General encourages national and international justice systems to take strong action ending impunity for crimes against children committed within their jurisdictions.
Celebrities Promote Humanitarian Causes

VOA News - April 20, 2009

Ben AffleckMovie stars, models and musicians can often command the media's attention when they promote charitable or environmental causes. Angelina Jolie, Bono, Leonardo Di Caprio are just some of the A-list celebrities lending their famous faces to humanitarian issues, third world debt and climate change.
Evariste Boshab Elected National Assembly President

Congo News Agency - April 18, 2009

Evariste BoshabThere were no surprises at the Palais du Peuple on Saturday morning as elections results revealed that Evariste Boshab, from President Joseph Kabila's People's Party for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD), had come ahead as the new speaker of the lower house of Parliament in polls held on Friday to replace its former officers.
DR Congo, Rwanda and UNHCR discuss returns

UNHCR - April 17, 2009

Refugees return homeUNHCR is encouraged by the strong desire of the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to have their nationals who are now refugees in their respective countries return home. Officials of the two countries met in Goma in eastern DRC to discuss the first steps in the return of their nationals, estimated at more than 150,000. The two-day tripartite gathering, which ended yesterday, was facilitated by UNHCR.
Russia to strengthen ties with DR Congo

Xinhua - April 8, 2009

Sergei LavrovRussia favors strengthened relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday when meeting his Congolese counterpart Alexis Thambwe Mwamba.



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