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South-kivu, peacekeepers destroy rwandan rebels' bases

MISNA - July 21, 2005

United Nations peacekeepers and some regular Congolese army units in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today launched their third offensive in just over two weeks to oust Rwandan Hutu militia who daily harass local communities, burning a rebel base camp.


Two mass graves reported in eastern village of Ntulumamba

IRIN - July 13, 2005

Two mass graves believed to contain the remains of 39 civilians killed on Saturday in Ntulumamba village, in Kalonge Chiefdom 75 km north of Bukavu, have been reported to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), a UN spokeswoman said.


Army recaptures Nyamilima village, North Kivu

IRIN - July 13, 2005

Government troops recaptured on Tuesday the village of Nyamilima, one of three in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo held by local and Rwandan Hutu rebels, a senior army commander said.


UN troops sweep area near park to clear armed groups

IRIN - July 5, 2005

UN troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo launched what commanders codenamed Operation Falcon Sweep on Monday to drive all armed groups from a locale in the territories of Walungu and Kabare, close to a national park in South Kivu Province, a UN military spokesman said.


EU may support military action against Hutu rebels, Ajello says

IRIN - June 24, 2005

The EU special representative to Africa's Great Lakes region, Aldo Ajello, said on Friday the Union might support military action against Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo if they refuse to disarm and return home.


Soldiers killed, hundreds of civilians displaced in North Kivu

IRIN - June 7, 2005

Three Congolese soldiers were killed, four were wounded and hundreds of civilians were displaced in the latest fighting on Sunday between government soldiers and Rwandan Hutu militiamen in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of North Kivu.


Kagame says no to negotiations with Congo-based rebels

IRIN - May 30, 2005

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Friday that his government welcomes a recent conciliatory declaration by a Rwandan Hutu rebel group based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Latest killings in South Kivu part of long-standing abuses

IRIN - May 27, 2005

An armed group of mostly Rwandan Hutus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is accused of killing 18 civilians, mutilating 11 others and taking around 50 hostages on Monday.


Refugee agency records sharp rise in returnee figures

IRIN - May 25, 2005

The number of Rwandan refugees returning home from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increased dramatically since a Rwandan rebel group announced recently that it would disarm and go home peacefully, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday.


Rwandan rebels abuse Congolese civilians - UN report

IRIN - May 19, 2005

Rwandan Hutu rebels based in eastern Congo are responsible for hundreds of summary executions, rapes, beatings and hostage-taking of Congolese civilians in the territory of Walungu, South Kivu Province, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUC, said on Wednesday in a report documenting the human rights violations.









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