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Fighting Follows Deadly DRC Ambush

VOA News - August 28, 2007

Great Lakes - AfricaGovernment troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have exchanged fire with dissident fighters after several soldiers were killed in an ambush. As violence increases, U.N. officials are warning that hundreds of thousands of people could swell the number of displaced people in the unstable region.
Turmoil in east, clashes in Ituri and displaced crisis in Kivu

MISNA - August 27, 2007

Two people were killed and three wounded in clashes yesterday in Ituri, the strife-ridden north-eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, between soldiers of the Congolese regular army (FARDC) and combatants of the Front of Nationalist Integrationists (FNI), around 100km north-east of Bunia.


10,000 DR Congo Refugees Enter Uganda

VOA News - August 22, 2007

Ugandan army officials say about 10,000 Congolese refugees have entered Uganda in the last two days, fleeing violence in their home areas.The officials say the refugees fear renewed clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo government forces and fighters loyal to General Laurent Nkunda.


Security Council expresses deep concern at deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

UN News - July 23, 2007

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council this morning expressed its deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in particular in North and South Kivu, and the serious humanitarian consequences of the violent actions of foreign armed groups, especially the Forces democratiques the liberation du Rwanda (FDLR), as well as the military activities of the "mixed" brigades.
NGO suspends operations amid increased displacement in the east

IRIN - June 28, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaViolence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced non-governmental organisations to limit operations in some areas in North and South Kivu, officials said, even as more people are displaced.
Congolese Mixed Forces Blamed in North Kivu Attacks

VOA News - May 10, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa soldiersIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. officials say they are working on improving the conduct of so-called mixed military brigades that include former rebel forces. The former rebel and militia fighters have been accused of abusing civilians and escalating violence in the region of North Kivu.
Army Should Stop Use of Child Soldiers

Human Rights Watch - April 19, 2007

Congo child soldiersThe Congolese government should immediately stop former rebel warlords now commissioned as national army officers from recruiting and using child soldiers in army brigades deployed in North Kivu province, Human Rights Watch said today.
Child soldier recruitment continues

IRIN - February 19, 2007

Congo child soldiersThe recruitment of child soldiers has continued in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), despite the government's efforts to integrate former militia into the army, a local human rights official has said."Armed groups have even forcibly enlisted demobilised former child soldiers,"Murhabazi Namegabe, head of a local non-governmental organisation, the Bureau pour le Volontariat au service de l'Enfance et de la Sante, said in the capital, Kinshasa.
Mixing process underway in North Kivu

MONUC - February 15, 2007

Cong soldiers in Ituri - North KivuThe mixing process of two of dissident General Laurent Nkunda's loyalist brigades with three FARDC brigades has been ongoing now since the start of 2007, in a bid to address the serious security problems posed by Nkunda's forces in the troubled Kivu provinces since 2004.







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