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DRC signs roads rehabilitation accord with World Bank and Great Britain

MONUC - July 8, 2008

Anatase MatendaOn Tuesday 8 July 2008, the DRC signed a five year road rehabilitation accord worth US$110 million with the World Bank and Great Britain, for the rehabilitation and upgrading of 1,800 kilometres of high priority roads in the DRC.
UN troops in Congo gold warning

BBC News - July 6, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThree Indian army officers have been let off with a warning over allegations of gold trafficking while they were UN peacekeepers in the DR Congo. The allegations, first revealed by the BBC, were part of a wider investigation carried out by the UN.
Bukavu: Launch of "Zero Children Associated with Armed Groups"

MONUC - June 24, 2008

Bukavu - Zero child soldiers campaignMonday 23 June 2008 marked the official launch in Bukavu of the public awareness campaign entitled "Zero Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups," sponsored by the DR Congo's First Lady Mrs. Olive Kabila, and organised by the National Programme of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (UEPN-DDR, ex CONADER).
UN 'lied' in report on Bas-Congo killings - govt

IRIN - June 18, 2008

Bas-Congo province mapThe government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has dismissed as "mendacious" a UN report that accused police of killing 100 civilians in Bas-Congo province. On 13 June, the UN mission in DRC, MONUC, released a report following an investigation into the actions of a contingent of Kinshasa-based police against members of the Bundu dia Kongo sect in several areas of Bas-Congo. The report said at least 100 people, most of them sect members, had been killed on 28 February.
MONUC report on the Bas Congo violence in February/March 2008

MONUC - June 14, 2008

BDK - Bundu dia KongoA multidisciplinary team led by the United Nations Office for Human Rights was deployed in Bas Congo province from 17 -28 March 2008, to inquire into the violent incidents that took place between the Congolese National Police (PNC) and Bundu Dia Kongo* (BDK) members in Bas Congo, in February and March 2008.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LRA regional atrocities demand action

Human Rights Watch - May 19, 2008

Joseph KonyInternational action is needed to end the Lord's Resistance Army's reported new spree of abductions and sexual violence and to help execute arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court for the group's leaders, Human Rights Watch said today.







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