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U.S. May Designate Laurent Nkunda's CNDP a Terrorist Organisation

Congo News Agency - November 2, 2008

Laurent NkundaThere are talks in Washington about adding warlord Laurent Nkunda's National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) to the United States list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). Washington has become increasingly frustrated with the warlord's actions in eastern Congo, which have caused the deaths and displacement of numerous innocent civilians.
50,000 unaccounted for as Laurent Nkunda's Rebels Burn Refugee Camps

Congo News Agency - November 1, 2008

DRC refugee campUNHCR humanitarian partners have reported to the agency that several camps for internally displaced people near the North Kivu town of Rutshuru have been forcibly emptied, looted and burned by Laurent Nkunda’s rebels. The UNHCR Chief Spokesman Ron Redmond told journalists in Geneva that the agency was “extremely concerned about the fate of some 50,000 displaced people living in these camps, which include the UNHCR-administered sites of Dumez, Nyongera and Kasasa as well as several makeshift settlements”.
No Popular Support for Laurent Nkunda in Congo

Congo News Agency - October 31, 2008

Kivu - Congo - IDPsLaurent Nkunda’s new argument for continuing his unpopular war is that he wants “to liberate the entire country”. This assertion would be laughable if it didn’t have such tragic consequences. The vast majority of Congolese do not support his rebellion. Congolese have never supported, and will never support, a rebellion backed by Rwanda. The rebels have lots of guns, and support in Rwanda, but they lack popular support in Congo.
US Assistant Secretary to Meet DRC President Kabila Over Rebel Insurgency

VOA News - October 30, 2008

Jendayi FrazerThe US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs is expected to meet President Joseph Kabila and other Congolese officials Thursday to address ongoing clashes between the government and the rebels in the restive North Kivu Province.
War Crimes in the Congo by Laurent Nkunda and Paul Kagame

Congo News Agency - October 30, 2008

Paul Kagame and Laurent NkundaLaurent Nkunda is a war criminal. The Congolese government issued an international arrest warrant against him for war crimes in 2005. Human Rights Watch has been calling for his arrest for war crimes since February of 2006. He is on a UN Sanctions List for breaches of the UN arms embargo in the DRC. On October 31, 2006 U.S. President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13413 freezing his assets for contributing to the conflict in the Congo.
Opinion: DR Congo, the Biggest Moral Failure of the Bush Administration

Sylvestre Ngoma - October 28, 2008

Paul KagamePaul Kagame and Museveni need to learn to live in peace with the Congo . They are unwilling to work with the opposition in their own countries but force the Congo government to dialogue with their proxy, Nkunda Mihigo. The sitting president with the most blood in his hands, Paul Kagame, needs to be warned against crimes he is committing rather than praised for destroying human lives. And the rebel leader Nkunda Mihigo needs to be handled like Charles Taylor.
Force not the solution in violence-ridden eastern DR Congo, top UN envoy says

UN News - October 28, 2008

IDPs in North-Kivu, CongoMONUC is intervening to thwart the CNDP’s attempt to attack the province’s capital Goma and other population centres, according to Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.
Battles rage near key Congo town

BBC News - October 28, 2008

North Kivu residents fleeing war ravaged regionAn estimated 20,000 people have already fled towards Goma, many of them having left a refugee camp in Kibumba as the fighting approached on Monday. About 200,000 people fled their homes after fighting resumed in the area in late August.
Protesters attack UN Congo office

BBC News - October 27, 2008

MONUC - Bas-CongoHundreds of protesters are reportedly attacking the UN's headquarters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The protesters are angry that a 17,000-strong UN force has not better protected them against an offensive by rebel forces.
Security Council alarmed at resurgent violence in eastern DR Congo

UN News - October 21, 2008

Zhang YesuiThe Council strongly condemns the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups as well as the continued prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence… It urges all parties to comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, human rights law and refugee law.



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