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UN urges Congolese parties to cease fire amid fresh fighting in North Kivu

UN News - September 20, 2008

Alan Doss - MONUCThe United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called for an immediate ceasefire between the Government and rebels, as new clashes broke out today in North Kivu, leading to further displacement in the troubled region.
In troubled eastern DR Congo, UN helicopters open fire to halt rebel advance

UN News - September 19, 2008

Congo - Rwanda borderUnited Nations peacekeepers backed by combat helicopters opened fire today on rebel forces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), forcing them to withdraw after they tried to take control of a town 60 kilometres from the region's main city.
North Kivu : President Kabila receives the international community in Goma

MONUC - September 15, 2008

Joseph KabilaJoseph Kabila Kabange, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), received, this Sunday afternoon in Goma, a delegation of the representatives in the DRC of the Member States of the Security Council, the African Union and the European Union, as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary General in the DRC (MONUC).
Mazembe edge out Coton Sport

BBC News - September 14, 2008

Champions League - CAFTP Mazembe of DR Congo revived hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Coton Sport 2-0 on Sunday. The hosts started brightly in the Group B game and raced into the lead after just two minutes when striker Mputu Mabi fired past goalkeeper Kassali Daouda.
Recent clashes in eastern DR Congo draw concern from Security Council

UN News - September 12, 2008

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today voiced serious concern at the recent fighting between Government forces and rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some of the worst violence since the signing of a January peace deal.
UN peacekeepers prevent rebel advances in volatile North Kivu

UN News - September 9, 2008

MONUC - Bas-CongoUnited Nations peacekeepers today stepped up their efforts to prevent a militia operating in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from taking a key town in North Kivu province, the scene of renewed deadly fighting between Government forces and rebels.
Alarm-bells ring at upsurge in fighting

IWPR - September 8, 2008

Congo soldiersEastern Congo's fragile peace process is again in crisis as fighting between rebels and the army pushes the region closer to all-out war. Observers say armed groups on all sides are digging in after clashes between the Congolese army and fighters loyal to Laurent Nkunda, the head of the Congress for the Defence of the Congolese People, CNDP.
Congolese Express Doubts About UN Mission in DRC

VOA News - September 5, 2008

MONUC Peacekeepers - CongoThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) is cautioning that the country risks plunging into a full scale war between government forces and rebels loyal to reneged army general Laurent Nkunda. MONUC said there are ongoing pockets of skirmishes between government forces and the rebels in the restive North Kivu province despite a recently signed peace deal.
Kivu provinces: MONUC redoubles efforts for the implementation of the Acts of Engagement for peace

MONUC - September 4, 2008

Alan Doss and Apolinaire Malu MaluAt its weekly press conference of 3 September 2008, MONUC underlined that within the framework of the Amani Programme, it is essential that the Congolese armed groups in the Kivu provinces firmly remain “committed to the respect of the Acts which they signed. It is imperative that they implement it, and ensure that it is successful at all of it stages,” the UN mission insisted.
North-kivu border with Uganda closed

MISNA - September 4, 2008

Congo - Rwanda borderThe capture of Laurent Nkunda's rebels by Congolese immigration officers is said to have provoked the closing of the border with Uganda, in Bunagana, by Congolese authorities said the local press. There had been reports that the army had also arrested several border agents, who were then released, last week during last week's clashes.







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