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DR Congo says foreign troops to pull back

XINHUA - February 22, 2009

Congo-Kinshasa - Goma - SakeRwanda, Uganda and southern Sudan will withdraw their troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) next week after joint operations against insurgency in the war-torn central African country, the government announced here on Saturday.
Negotiations between Kinshasa and CNDP Rebels to End Friday

VOA News - February 20, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesOngoing negotiations between the Congolese government and the political wing of the rebel National Congress for People's Defense (CNDP) ends today (Friday) in the restive North Kivu province of Goma. This follows a recent peace deal to end the long time hostilities between the national army and the rebels which has left scores dead and a sharp increase in the internally displaced persons.
DR Congo, Rwanda accomplish 65% of joint military operation

XINHUA - February 15, 2009

Congolese soldiersThe joint forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and Rwanda have accomplished 65 percent of the military operation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, dealing a heavy blow to the insurgency, according to the Congolese government. Communication Minister Lambert Mende unveiled the achievements in the capital Kinshasa at a press conference, saying the government is totally satisfied with the joint military operation which has not caused any civilian casualties.
UN mission in DR Congo says situation calm in North Kivu province

XINHUA - February 8, 2009

Goma - North KivuThe UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says the situation in the troubled North Kivu province is calm despite the on-going joint military operation against Rwandan rebels.
Kinshasa and Kigali Hold Talks over Extradition of Rebel Leader

VOA News - February 6, 2009

Laurent NkundaNegotiations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda over the extradition of renegade army General Laurent Nkunda are expected to end today in Rwanda's capital, Kigali. This comes after residents of North Kivu province disrupted by the activities of rebels loyal to Nkunda demanded to see the rebel leader on trial in Congo.
DR Congo says over 2,000 Rwandan refugees ready to return

XINHUA - February 4, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesMore than 2,000 Hutu refugees from Rwanda in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), including civilians and ex-combatants, are ready to return to their home country, authorities announced on Tuesday.
North Kivu operation a boost for repatriation, peace - president

IRIN - February 3, 2009

Joseph KabilaThe joint military operation by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to dislodge armed militias from North Kivu Province has prompted an increase in combatants willing to be repatriated, President Joseph Kabila said.
DRC Army Integrates Over 6,000 Rebels

VOA News - January 29, 2009

Bosco NtagandaAt the ceremony, former rebel military commander Bosco Ntaganda was named second-in-command of the joint military brigades. An international mediation group headed by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo walked out of the ceremony in protest. Ntaganda is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of using child soldiers during hostilities in Congo's Ituri province in 2002 and 2003.
Amnesty International: Laurent Nkunda and Bosco Ntaganda must face justice

Amnesty International - January 28, 2009

Laurent NkundaThe arrest of Laurent Nkunda should be followed by swift steps to prosecute him on charges that he committed war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International said today. Any trial must be fair and exclude the death penalty. If states fail to do so, then the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction to seek to prosecute him. Since 2004, the ICC Prosecutor has been investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in the DRC, particularly in the Ituri region, and has sought and obtained arrest warrants.
Rebel Integration Into Congo Army Fails to Begin

VOA News - January 28, 2009

CNDP soldiers in CongoPlans to begin integrating rebels from the Democratic Republic of Congo into the army have faltered, highlighting the challenges of bringing peace to the troubled region.







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