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Obasanjo says his mediation accepted by rebel leader Laurent Nkunda in DR Congo

XINHUA - November 17, 2008

Olusegun Obasanjo and Laurent Nkunda BatwareAt the end of his mission on Sunday in DR Congo's eastern province of North Kivu, the former Nigerian president said Laurent Nkunda, the Tutsi leader of the rebel National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), accepted his role as the special envoy of the UN secretary general in mediating a deal to end the clash.
Genocide in the Congo: Führer Laurent Nkunda's Wildest Dreams

Congo News Agency - November 13, 2008

Führer Laurent NKundaIn his wildest dreams, warlord Laurent Nkunda sees himself as the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo one day. He dreams of marching on to Kinshasa from his hideouts in Kigali and North Kivu, on to South Kivu, Katanga, the Kasais, Bandundu, Bas-Congo, and finally making a triumphal entry into the capital. He envisions he will be welcomed as the Hero, Liberator, Savior, Lord, and proclaimed Chancellor of the Congo.
Angola Volunteers Troops for UN Mission in Congo

VOA News - November 12, 2008

Joseph Kabila and Eduardo Dos SantosAngola Foreign Minister Georges Chicoty announced on Angolan national radio that his country would send troops to eastern Congo, where government soldiers and a rebel group led by Laurent Nkunda remain in a standoff outside the town of Goma, near the Rwandan border.
Human Rights Watch: Increase Peacekeepers in Eastern Congo

Human Rights Watch - November 11, 2008

Kivu - Congo - IDPsThe civilian toll continues to rise, including killings in the town of Kiwanja in North Kivu on November 4-5 that Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Congo Alan Doss described as war crimes in a statement on November 7.
DR Congo displaced threatened by criminal abuses and spread of diseases, warns UN

UN News - November 11, 2008

Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that the perpetrators of recent targeted killings of civilians, looting and rape in the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will face justice.
SADC emergency summit strives to solve issues in Zimbabwe, DR Congo

XINHUA - November 10, 2008

Tomaz SalomãoSADC should immediately provide assistance to the armed forces of the DRC, said Tomaz Salomao, head of the regional bloc. The SADC would not stand by and witness incessant and destructive acts of violence by any armed groups against innocent people of DRC, if and when necessary, SADC will, within the Nairobi framework, send peacekeeping force into Kivu Province of the DRC, he added.
Laurent Nkunda's Rebels Killing Innocent Congolese Civilians

Congo News Agency - November 8, 2008

Congolese civilians fleeing Laurent Nkunda's rebelsOne wonders how long, how many massacres, how many millions of dead innocent civilians it will take before the International Criminal Court and other judicial jurisdictions indict, arrest and bring to justice this blood-thirsty warmonger and his supporters in Rwanda.
Human Rights Watch Accuses Congo Rebels of Killing Civilians

VOA News - November 7, 2008

Laurent NkundaU.S.-based group Human Rights Watch has accused Congolese Tutsi rebels of war crimes for the alleged killing of numerous civilians in the town of Kiwanja. Rights group urges "judicial authorities either from the International Criminal Court or from national jurisdictions to urgently look at what happened and to ensure that actors not just from these killings that happened in Kiwanja but from other towns as well over the past few years are held to account and are arrested".
President Joseph Kabila Sends Congratulatory Message to President-Elect Barack Obama

Congo Planet - November 6, 2008

Joseph Kabila and Barack ObamaIt is with immense pleasure that I send you the heartfelt congratulations of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following your historic election to the presidency of the United States of America.
Video: Dikembe Mutombo talks to CNN about Barack Obama and the humanitarian situation in Congo

Congo Planet - November 6, 2008

Dikembe MutomboBasketball star and Congo native Dikembe Mutombo cast his first vote as an American citizen on Tuesday. In an interview with CNN Dikembe Mutombo talks about Barack Obama and the humanitarian situation in Congo.



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