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After two key deals, what progress towards peace in North Kivu?

IRIN - May 14, 2008

Nkunda soldiersTwo agreements signed since the end of 2007 offer some hope for an end to more than a decade of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even if fighting has continued and a lasting solution has yet to be found to the presence in the region of Rwandan Hutu rebels, according to analysts.
Workshop held to validate the priority action plan for the stabilisation of Ituri

MONUC - May 13, 2008

MONUC - IturiThe technical validation of the "Priority Action Plan for the Stabilisation and Community Reconstruction of Ituri" took place on Thursday 8 May 2008 in Bunia, Ituri district, during a workshop chaired by Mr. François Xavier Kubele Nesele, provincial Minister for planning, budget, trade, industry, and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Alan Doss: These allegations are still speculation

Radio Okapi - April 29, 2008

Alan DossIn a BBC radio report of 28 April 2008, certain Pakistani and Indian MONUC blue helmets were alleged to have sold weapons for gold to the militia of Ituri in 2004 and 2005. The UN conducted an investigation in 2007. Alan Doss, head of MONUC, responded to these allegations in an interview with Radio Okapi.
UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels'

BBC - April 28, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe UN has covered up claims that its troops in Democratic Republic of Congo gave arms to militias and smuggled gold and ivory, the BBC has learned. The allegations, based on confidential UN sources, involve Pakistani and Indian troops working as peacekeepers.
DR Congo and Rwanda assess progress in dealing with armed groups - UN

UN News - April 21, 2008

Alan Doss - Mbusa NyamuisiRepresentatives of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda met in New York in United Nations-chaired talks to review progress in dealing with armed groups. The Central African neighbours signed the Joint Nairobi Communiqué, under which the two nations agreed to work together against threats to peace and stability in the region.
UN staff among few survivors of deadly plane crash in eastern DR Congo

UN News - April 15, 2008

Hewa Bora Airways plane crash in GomaThree United Nations staff members are among only a handful of survivors from today's plane crash in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that has killed dozens of people, the UN peacekeeping mission to the country reports.
EU: There are many actions ongoing to convince the FDLR to return

MONUC - April 11, 2008

Roeland van de GeerIn an interview with Radio Okapi on Friday 11 April 2008, European Union (EU) Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Roeland van de Geer said that the EU was committed to assisting the peace process in eastern DRC, and in particular to resolving the problem of the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) armed group that are still active in eastern DRC.
Human Rights: Castañon calls for sustainability in the DRC

MONUC - April 10, 2008

Fernando CastanonFernando Castañon, Director of MONUC's Human Rights Division and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the DRC, reached the end of his mission on 8 April 2008. As division head since February 2005 and a UN staff member since 1989, he talked to us about his work at MONUC and his past experience with the UN.
Kinshasa: Female journalists plot their way forward

MONUC - April 9, 2008

Congo women in the mediaA morning of discussion under the theme "the independence of women in the media, their assets, limits and way forward" was organised by the Association of Women Journalists (AJPF) in Kinshasa on 8 April 2008. The meeting was attended by AJPF members and a representative from MONUC's Gender Office.
Security Council extends arms embargo and monitoring group

UN News - March 31, 2008

Un Security CouncilThe United Nations Security Council today extended until the end of the year its arms embargo and other sanctions meant to keep weapons out of the hands of militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which it said continue to threaten stability in the eastern part of the vast country.







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