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Tensions Flare in Eastern Congo Amid Ongoing Clashes

VOA News - September 25, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderTensions are growing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, amid ongoing clashes between forces loyal to dissident General Laurent Nkunda and the Congolese army. But a United Nations military spokesman said Tuesday that a ceasefire in the region was still effective.
More displaced in North Kivu as fighting resumes

IRIN - September 25, 2007

CongoMilitary dissidents loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda have resumed fighting in the eastern province of North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after a ceasefire was negotiated by the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC).
Plan to flush LRA out of DRC "Recipe for Impunity"

IWPR - September 25, 2007

Human rights organisations have criticised the recent deal between the Ugandan and Congolese presidents to flush out Lord's Residence Army, LRA, rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Displaced DRC Citizens Relocate Amid Lull in Fighting

VOA News - September 24, 2007

Democratic Republic of CongoThousands of displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have in recent days fled camps in search of safer and better places to live. Many are arriving in a refugee site called Bulengo, afraid to return home, despite a recent lull in fighting between government and rebel troops.
DR Congo president urges rebels to rejoin army

Xinhua - September 20, 2007

Joseph KabilaPresident of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila has urged the Nkunda rebel fighters in the eastern region to disarm unconditionally and rejoin the government army, a UN radio stationed here reported Thursday.
The Congolese government will not negotiate with Laurent Nkunda

MONUC - September 17, 2007

Laurent KundaThe Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Alain Lubamba, reiterated the Congolese government's position on dissident General Laurent Nkunda on Saturday 15 September 2007, when he gave a speech on diplomatic accreditation in the DRC.
Ebola outbreak "contained" - Kabila

IRIN - September 14, 2007

Joseph Kabila KabangeMeasures have been taken to prevent the spread of Ebola following the deaths of at least 160 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Kasai Occidental during the past two months, President Joseph Kabila said.
Military Escalation Likely in DRC Say Analysts

VOA News - September 14, 2007

The United Nations says Congolese president Joseph Kabila's latest comments on getting rebel forces to join the army marked a positive step towards bringing peace to the volatile North Kivu region, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks. Mr. Kabila called on the rebel fighters to rejoin the national army and said he would hold talks to solve the conflict in Kivu.

DRC Rebel Leader Nkunda Says Ready to Join Army

VOA News - September 14, 2007

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the leader of the rebel National Congress for the People's Defense, General Laurent Nkunda said his forces are ready to join the national army after their demands are met. This follows threats by DRC President Joseph Kabila for renegade soldiers in eastern Congo to rejoin the national army or face forcible disarmament.

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