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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.
Legal limbo for DR Congo warlord

BBC News - October 21, 2008

Thomas LubangaWar crimes tribunal judges have ruled that Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga should not be freed but say his trial remains suspended. Correspondents say the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling leaves Mr Lubanga in legal limbo.
Fresh Clashes in DRC Displace Scores in North Kivu Province

VOA News - October 15, 2008

DRC refugee campThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) says fresh clashes Tuesday night between government forces and rebels have contributed to more than 150-thousand people internally displaced. The report says Congolese army tanks pounded rebel-held hilltops and repelled an attack on a military base in the east on Tuesday in the latest round of fighting against rebels loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda.
Joseph Kabila appoints Adolphe Muzito as new Prime Minister

Congo Planet - October 10, 2008

Adolphe MuzitoPresident Joseph Kabila named Adolphe Muzito as the new Prime Minister on Friday in a decree read on state television. He had been the Minister of the Budget in the government led by Antoine Gizenga until the former Prime Minister resigned last month.



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