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UNHCR urges DR Congo rebels to respect humanitarian principles

XINHUA - December 19, 2008

Congo refugeesThe United Nations refugee agency on Friday called on rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to stop forcing the displaced people back to their villages.
Ugandan army deploys more troops in NE DR Congo to fight LRA rebels

XINHUA - December 19, 2008

Joseph KonyThe Ugandan military said on Thursday that it is deploying more troops in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to beef up an ongoing offensive against the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
UN-backed peace talks between rebels and Government restart in Nairobi

UN News - December 18, 2008

Olusegun ObasanjoUnited Nations-backed talks between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a main rebel group, aimed at finding a peaceful resolution to the strife-ridden country’s brutal armed conflict, resumed today after a week-long break.
Sweden Suspends Aid to Rwanda Following UN Report

VOA News - December 17, 2008

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesSweden has announced it is cutting aid to Rwanda following a United Nations report indicating the country is supporting Tutsi rebels in their fight against the government in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a statement Wednesday, the Swedish government said it is taking the report seriously and has stopped payment on the more than $10 million in aid it was scheduled to send to Rwanda.
Laurent Nkunda rebels resume attacks on civilians in eastern DR Congo - UN

UN News - December 17, 2008

Alan DossElements from a mainly Tutsi rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are continuing to commit abuses, beating and detaining civilians and pillaging businesses and private homes, the United Nations reported today, calling for an end to the violence.
Actor Ben Affleck and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger join forces to help Refugees in DR Congo

UN News - December 17, 2008

Ben AffleckActor-director Ben Affleck and Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger today released a short film to help raise $23 million for United Nations efforts to pay for clean water and emergency aid kits for 250,000 people driven from their homes by renewed fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Laurent Nkunda's rebels reportedly pressuring displaced Congolese to return home - UN

UN News - December 16, 2008

Congo refugeesThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today said it is very concerned about reports that rebels are putting pressure on those displaced by the deadly fighting in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to return to their villages.
African Neighbors Attack Ugandan Rebels

VOA News - December 14, 2008

Joseph KonyThree central African governments say their armies have launched a joint offensive against Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army. Uganda, southern Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo say their forces attacked an LRA base Sunday in the Garamba forests of eastern Congo.
UN Report Excerpt: Support to Laurent Nkunda's CNDP by the Government of Rwanda

UN Security Council - December 14, 2008

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesRwandan authorities have been complicit in the recruitment of soldiers, including children, have facilitated the supply of military equipment, and have sent officers and units from the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in support of CNDP.
Netherlands suspends financial aid to Rwanda

XINHUA - December 13, 2008

Bert KoendersThe Netherlands has suspended financial aid to the Rwandan government because of its alleged support for a rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Dutch paper De Volkskrant reported Friday. Dutch Development Minister Bert Koenders informed the Rwandan authorities of his government's decision Thursday, saying Rwanda does not deserve budget support now because there is "strong evidence" that the country is supporting rebels in the DR Congo.







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