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V-DAY, UNICEF call for end to rape, sexual torture against girls in eastern DRC

UNICEF - August 7, 2007

V-DAY, UNICEFHighlighting the issue of violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), renowned playwright Eve Ensler has chronicled her first-hand encounters with women in eastern DRC, where sexual violence has become a routine weapon of war. Her account appears in Glamour magazine today.
Live up to your promises or lose recent gains, Kabila urged

IRIN - July 6, 2007

Congo electionsThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could lose recent gains in its democratisation process unless President Joseph Kabila starts to promote dialogue and accountability, and strengthens cooperation with the wider international community, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned.
Congo Court Clears Foreign Miners of War Crimes

VOA News - June 28, 2007

Anvil MiningA military court in Democratic Republic of Congo has acquitted three former employees of Australian mining company Anvil Mining Limited of complicity in war crimes by government soldiers in 2004. Judges said the charges against the miners and nine Congolese soldiers were unfounded.
Protest Letter: In DRC, a nationwide pattern of attacks raises alarm

Committee to Protect Journalists - June 27, 2007

CPJ Committee to Protect JournalistsWe are writing to express our alarm at a disturbing nationwide pattern of attacks on the news media. Since the arrival of your government on February 24, eight broadcasters were raided by government security forces in connection with their news coverage, and one journalist was killed amid increasingly insecure conditions, according to CPJ research. These events undermine Information Minister Toussaint Tshilombo's statement on World Press Freedom Day that press freedom is respected in the DRC.
UN Security Council meeting with political authorities in DRC

MONUC - June 20, 2007

Security CouncilFollowing their arrival in Kinshasa on Tuesday night June 19 2007, the UN Security Council delegation have met this morning with President Joseph Kabila and acting Prime Minister Mr. Nzanga Mobutu, as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, the Interior, Human Rights and Planning.
DRC Opposition Dismisses President's Military Reshuffle

VOA News - June 15, 2007

Joseph Kabila inaugurationOpposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have dismissed President Joseph Kabila's reshuffle of the top brass of the military as a sham. The reshuffle comes after the president urged the army and the police to ensure peace and stability across the country. But opposition parties claim the reshuffle is aimed at putting Kabila's aides in top defense positions.
DRC President Kabila to visit South Africa

Xinhua - June 9, 2007

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila will visit South Africa next week, the first one since he won the central African country's historic elections late last year.
Bukavu on the Congolese-Rwandan border: A city at the crossroads of conflict

Global Voices - Jennifer Brea - May 21, 2007

BukavuBukavu is a city of survivors. During the First Congo War (1996-1997),Bukavu was caught in the middle of fighting between Tutsi government forces and the Hutu that fled to the regionafter the Rwandan genocide. Government and rebel forces clashed there during the Second Congo War (1998-2003). In 2004, the city fell to soldiers led by General Nkunda, a dissident pro-Tutsi Congolese general, and in just three days, some 16,000 women were raped.
Louise Arbour: I'm encouraged by the mobilization of civil society in the fight against impunity

MONUC - May 16, 2007

Louise ArbourUnited Nations High Commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour spoke on May 15 2007 on the UN radio in the DRC- Radio Okapi - on issues relating to the fight against impunity and the reform of the justice system in the DRC, as well as sexual violence against women.







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