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Congo's Government Launches Offensive Against Rebels

VOA News - December 26, 2007

Congo army patrol in North-KivuThe government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has launched an offensive to root out renegade General Laurent Nkunda and other rebels who control parts of the country's east. Efforts to integrate the general and his rebels into the regular army have fallen apart, and now the military has taken up arms. Kari Barber has more.
Ban Ki-moon welcomes talks aimed at bringing peace to eastern DR Congo

UN News - December 24, 2007

Ban Ki-MoonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that an upcoming peace summit to be held in the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will help end a conflict that has caused tremendous suffering and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
Security Council extends MONUC's mandate until 31 December 2008

MONUC - December 24, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoThe Security Council today extended the mandate and capacity of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) for one year, until 31 December 2008.
Security Council calls on DR Congo rebels to disarm, end child recruitment

UN News - December 21, 2007

Un Security CouncilConcerned at the worsening situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fighting has escalated between Government and renegade forces, the Security Council today demanded that all rebel groups lay down their arms and immediately stop recruiting children.
North Kivu: FARDC maintain blocking positions against Nkunda's rebels

MONUC - December 20, 2007

MONUC press conference in DR CongoAt its weekly press conference of 19 December 2007, MONUC announced that there "appears to be a progressive stabilisation" of the situation, as the FARDC have taken up blocking positions east, west and north of Laurent Nkunda's rebels in North Kivu province.
DR Congo invites rebels to talks

BBC News - December 18, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderThe Democratic Republic of Congo has announced a peace conference at the end of the month aimed at ending the conflict in the east of the country. The government says all parties in the conflict are being invited, including rebel leader Gen Laurent Nkunda.
UNHCR chief Guterres calls for end to North Kivu fighting

UNHCR - December 17, 2007

António GuterresUN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called for an end to the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and pledged to help improve conditions in camps there for tens of thousands of displaced people. Guterres, wrapping up a three-day visit to DRC's strife-torn North Kivu province on Sunday, said the real solution to the massive displacement lay in lasting peace.
MONUC is committed to defending the towns of Sake and Goma

MONUC - December 12, 2007

MONUCAt its weekly press conference of 12 December 2007, MONUC announced that more than 4,500 blue helmets have been deployed in North Kivu province, to ensure the defence of the towns of Goma and Sake. Furthermore, blue helmets will maintain their presence in Mushake to protect displaced populations in Kilolirwe, Kitchanga and Kanyabayonga.
After Military Gains, DRC Rebels Poised Above Town Near Goma

VOA News - December 12, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa - Goma - SakeGeneral Indrajeet Narayan of MONUC, the United Nations peacekeeping force in DRC, says the army is consolidating its power and will come out stronger than it has been. "Reversals take place in war. Sometimes you have victories, sometimes you have reversals," he said. "I am sure this reversal is a very temporary reversal in nature. The FARDC [government forces] will consolidate and will come out stronger than ever it was."
DR Congo rebels retake key town

BBC News - December 11, 2007

Congo - Uganda borderIt has been confirmed that rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have recaptured the eastern town of Mushake, which they ceded to the army last week.







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