|Interview with Valentin Mubake, representative of the opposition UDPS|
IRIN - June 14, 2006
|The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preparing to hold its first democratic elections in 45 years on 30 July, but the main political opposition party is not participating.|
|ICC defers militia leader's hearing|
IRIN - June 1, 2006
The International Criminal Court will hold the confirmation hearing in the case against former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga on 28 September, three month later than the initial date set, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said.
|7 UN Peacekeepers Missing, Presumed Captured in Congo|
VOA News - May 29, 2006
Seven Nepalese peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in Congo have been missing since Sunday, and are presumed captured by militia. The U.N. says the peacekeepers were separated from their unit during fighting with militia, during which one other Nepalese soldier was killed and three were wounded.
|Army captures militia commander|
IRIN - May 18, 2006
Congolese soldiers in the restive northeastern district of Ituri have captured a "brigade commander" of the former militia Union des Patriotes Congolais(the Congolese Patriotic Union) which was led by Thomas Lubanga, currently awaiting trial before the International Criminal Court.
|ICC reviewing suit against ex-president, official says|
IRIN - April 27, 2006
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is reviewing an application filed by the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) against former President Ange-Felix Patasse and four of his aides, to decide whether or not the prosecutor's office would order an inquiry into their alleged crimes, ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said.
|Thousands displaced by fighting arrive at Lake Albert|
IRIN - March 30, 2006
Thousands of Congolese civilians in the northeastern district of Ituri arrived on Thursday at the port town of Kasenyi on Lake Albert, on the border with Uganda, after they fled fighting between the national army and militia groups, a local official said.
|Civilians seek refuge near UN military camp to escape fighting|
IRIN - March 29, 2006
At least 1,000 residents of two villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern district of Ituri sought refuge on Wednesday around a camp of Bangladeshi UN troops following fighting between militiamen and the national army, an official of the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said.
|EU military mission gets the go ahead|
IRIN - March 27, 2006
The Council of the European Union announced on Thursday that it had approved "the concept" of EU troops supporting MONUC, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the presidential and legislative elections process this year.
|Army retakes Ituri village|
IRIN - March 24, 2006
Some 280 militiamen have withdrawn from the village of Katoto, in the northeastern district of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the face of advancing government troops, a senior military officer said on Friday.
|Ituri warlord faces first trial at ICC in The Hague|
IRIN - March 21, 2006
A Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday, on charges of conscripting children and using them to participate in hostilities during 2002 and 2003.