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New UN envoy meets with DR Congo President, officials

UN News - January 15, 2008

Alan Doss and Joseph KabilaAlan Doss, the new United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has met with the country's President and other officials on issues of peace, security and development in the strife-torn nation.
DRC National Assembly adopts decentralisation law

MONUC - January 14, 2008

Parlement - CongoOn 11 January 2007, the DRC National Assembly adopted the decentralization law, which defines the functioning of the new DRC territorial entities, or provinces. Of the 348 deputies present, the law was adopted by a very large majority of 341.
Statement by Secretary Condoleezza Rice on Kivus Conference on Peace, Security and Development

US State Department - January 12, 2008

Condoleeza RiceThe United States welcomes and supports the Kivus Conference on Peace, Security and Development. We see the Kivus Conference as the continuation of an inclusive process, first set forth at Lusaka and recently extended through the Nairobi and Ngurdoto communiqués, to resolve the underlying causes of conflict in eastern Congo and complete and urgently implement a framework for lasting peace.
William Swing leaves Congo with a note of hope

MONUC - January 11, 2008

William SwingMr. William Lacy Swing, former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DRC, left the country this week after five years as MONUC head between July 2003 and January 2008. In a Radio Okapi interview on 8 January 2008, Mr. Swing gave an assessment of his five years at MONUC, and the challenges he faced.
Eastern Congo Rebels Rejoin Peace Conference

VOA News - January 10, 2008

Goma Peace Conference in the KivusRebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they will rejoin a peace conference, following a security dispute that briefly halted negotiations. Renegade General Laurent Nkunda said Thursday the organizers of the conference agreed to provide security guarantees for the rebels, allowing them to return to the negotiating table.
Reports of Looting in North Kivu as Rebels Suspend Participation in Congo Peace Conference

VOA News - January 10, 2008

Laurent NkundaRebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they have suspended their participation in a peace conference in war torn North Kivu province until extra security measures are taken. A spokesman for delegates representing renegade General Laurent Nkunda claims that one of their delegates was threatened with arrest.
Arrival in Kinshasa of Mr. Alan Doss, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC

MONUC - January 10, 2008

Alan DossMr. Alan Doss, the new Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and head of MONUC, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC, arrived yesterday evening in Kinshasa to take up his new duties.
Aid tops agenda as Kivus conference gets under way

IRIN - January 9, 2008

North Kivu - CongoFour days after the opening ceremony, a major conference aimed at restoring peace and stability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Kivu provinces finally got off the ground on 9 January at the University of the Great Lakes in Goma, with the region's humanitarian "catastrophe" topping the agenda.
Congo Peace Conference Suffers More Delays

VOA News - January 8, 2008

Vital KamerheA peace conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on hold until Wednesday as organizers try to cope with a large number of delegates. The conference is to bring together delegates from the government and from rebel militias that have been battling in eastern DRC since last year.
Government and rebel groups meet to discuss peace

IRIN - January 7, 2008

Goma MapAn eight-day conference aimed at bringing peace to the troubled Kivus region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has opened in the North Kivu capital of Goma. Representatives from the government, armed groups, civil society and different ethnic groups are attending the talks at the Université Libre des Grands Lacs. However, the failure of Congolese President Joseph Kabila and rebel leader Laurent Nkunda to attend the conference has raised serious doubts about its effectiveness.







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