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UN envoy calls for 'surge' of peacekeepers in DR Congo in face of new violence

UN News - October 3, 2008

Alan DossThe top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today asked for additional peacekeepers beyond the nearly 19,000 uniformed personnel already there to prevent the vast country from slipping back into "horrendous" conflict.
For an effective and credible MONUC

EurAc - September 28, 2008

Alan DossSince 28 August Laurent Nkunda's CNDP has launched several offensives against positions held by the army, the FARDC, thus violating the "Acte d'engagement à la paix" he signed in January 2008. These attacks have aggravated the humanitarian situation in North Kivu, causing the displacement of a further 100.000 people.
United States condemns renewed fighting, calls for cessation of hostilities

U.S. Department of State - September 23, 2008

US State DepartmentThe United States condemns the renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and calls on all parties to cease hostilities immediately, accept the disengagement plan put forth by the U.N. Mission in the Congo, and recommit themselves to full participation in the Amani process. In addition, the U.S. calls on all parties to the Nairobi Communiqué and the Goma Agreement to move quickly to fulfill those commitments.
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).
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.







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