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Bandundu: UN brings aid to Congolese deportees from Angola

MONUC - June 12, 2008

MONUCAt its weekly press conference of 11 June 2008, MONUC said that it was facilitating the transport of a UN multi-agency team to the territory of Kasong-Lunda, Bandundu province, to bring much needed emergency kits and to evaluate the humanitarian and security situation of over 20,000 Congolsese deported from Angola.
International Criminal Court Delays Trial for Congolese War Lord

VOA News - June 11, 2008

Thomas LubangaThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has delayed the trial of former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga, whose trial was scheduled to start this month. Media reports say the delay was due to concerns about evidence the prosecution refused to disclose to defense lawyers.
Secuirity Council Delegation Meets Congo President Kabila

VOA News - June 7, 2008

Jean-Maurice RipertThe U.N. Security Council says Congo's president has a vision for his country that includes improving security through the disarming of rebel groups and holding talks with them to bring lasting peace to his country. Council members met with President Joseph Kabila in Congo Saturday at his presidential palace.
UNHCR Suspending Operations in Eastern DRC

VOA News - June 7, 2008

UNHCRThe UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it is suspending operations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo following a deadly attack by rebels on a makeshift camp in the Rutshuru area of North Kivu province. The raid on Kinyandoni camp left at least nine people dead and scores wounded.
UN looks to DR Congo withdrawal

BBC News - June 7, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoA UN Security Council team has mooted eventually withdrawing peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo - the world's largest UN mission. The prospect was raised when diplomats on a tour of Africa's hotspots met Congolese President Joseph Kabila in his palace on the River Congo's banks.
UN Condemns Attack on DRC Refugee Camp

VOA News - June 5, 2008

Alan DossUnited Nations officials are blaming Rwandan rebels for a deadly attack on a refugee camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The officials say fighters from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) killed nine people and wounded more than 20 when they opened fire Wednesday on the displaced persons' camp in Kinyandoni, North Kivu province.
Implementation of the Nairobi action plan underway

MONUC - May 30, 2008

Congo militia soldiersSince the launch of the implementation of the Nairobi Action plan, a series of measures have been implemented to put an end to the presence and illicit activities of the FDLR, the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, and other foreign armed groups and rebels in eastern DRC. One of these is the Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reinsertion and Reintegration (DDRRR) process.
Hundreds Protest Arrest of Jean-Pierre Bemba in DRC

VOA News - May 27, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaAbout 1,000 people have marched in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, to protest the arrest of former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba on war crimes charges. The demonstrators Tuesday blew whistles, carried posters and chanted "Free Bemba."
Supporters of Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba Say He's Not a Criminal

VOA News - May 27, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaSupporters of former presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba have accused the International Criminal Court of "politicizing Bemba's arrest. Belgian officials arrested 45-year-old Bemba late Saturday in a Brussels suburb on four charges of war crimes and two crimes against humanity.
Former DR Congo leader arrested

BBC News - May 25, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaThe former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested in Belgium on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Jean-Pierre Bemba, who fled Congo last year, was detained near Brussels late on Saturday after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant.







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