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UN DR Congo Report Exposes Grave Crimes

Human Rights Watch - October 1, 2010

Rwandan refugees in DR CongoOn October 1, 2010, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published the report of its human rights mapping exercise on Congo. United Nations members should make a concerted international effort to initiate judicial investigations into grave human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo documented by the UN and bring those responsible to justice.
Report: Uganda LRA rebels 'on massive forced recruitment drive'

BBC News - August 12, 2010

LRA operational region in Uganda, DR Congo, Central African Republic and SudanUganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has been accused of going on a massive forced recruitment campaign in remote areas of central Africa. Human Rights Watch said the group had brutally abducted at least 697 adults and children over the past 18 months.
Huge DR Congo gold mine to open, displacing 15,000

BBC News - July 22, 2010

Rangold Resources Kibali ProjectMining firm Randgold Resources says it is to begin mining Africa's largest undeveloped gold deposit - in eastern DR Congo. The mine will require the re-location of 15,000 people, but Randgold says the project has the support of the government and the local community.
Joint Government and UN Inquiry Needed into Death of Floribert Chebeya

Human Rights Watch - June 3, 2010

Floribert Chebeya"Floribert Chebeya's shocking death is a serious blow for human rights in the Congo," said Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. "The announced police investigation needs UN help if it is to be credible and transparent and bring all those responsible to justice."
U.S. Official Sees Improvement in Africa's Great Lakes Region

Charles W. Corey | America.gov - May 26, 2010

Johnnie CarsonPresident Kabila has taken important steps to address insecurity, but they remain insufficient. The president has also voiced strong support for our program to train a light infantry battalion in Kisangani. That training includes a strong focus on improving FARDC human rights practices, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson told the U.S. Congress.
Behind Human Rights Watch Report on LRA, a Plea for MONUC to Remain in the Congo

Congo News Agency - March 29, 2010

MONUCThe release of this report just as the Security Council is set to respond to a request by Congolese authorities for the United Nations to withdraw its peacekeeping force in the DRC by June 2011 is no coincidence. In reading the report, one quickly realizes that behind the reported facts lies a plea for MONUC to remain in the DRC.
New strategy needed against LRA in DR Congo, says UN chief

BBC News - March 28, 2010

Joseph KonyAlan Doss spoke to the BBC after evidence emerged of a five day-rampage by the rebel group last December in which more than 300 people died. He said greater air mobility and better intelligence gathering was needed.
Alan Doss: Human Rights Watch attack on MONUC 'shortsighted'

Alan Doss/The Washington Times - December 28, 2009

Alan DossThe Human Rights Watch report also catalogues numerous atrocities committed by the FDLR. The U.N. Security Council has called for the elimination of this threat. Peaceful relations between the DRC and Rwanda - a prerequisite for peace in the region - are riding on effective military operations against the rebel group. The national security forces of the DRC, with all their failings, are the only instrument the democratically-elected government has to neutralize the FDLR.
Blue helmets protect thousands daily, says top UN envoy

UN News - December 28, 2009

Alan DossIn its report on the mission, Human Rights Watch “brushes aside the crucial role that MONUC plays in protecting tens of thousands of civilians every single day, often in very remote areas,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special-Representative, wrote in an op-ed in today’s The Washington Times.
Human Rights Watch Calls on FDLR Rebels in Eastern Congo to Investigate Themselves

Congo News Agency - December 15, 2009

Human Rights Watch (HRW)In its latest report on the situation in eastern Congo published on Monday, Human Rights Watch calls on the notoriously infamous rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) to investigate themselves. This is the most naïve recommendation, and there are many, included in this report.







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