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UN Mission in Congo National Staff Goes On Strike

MONUC - August 23, 2007

MONUC staffThe National Staff Association of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), has asked the national employees of the mission to observe a "suspension of service" on Thursday 23 August 2007. This decision results from some grievances that are the subject of ongoing discussions between the association and the administration of the mission.
Thousands disarm and join reintegration process in Ituri

IRIN - August 21, 2007

IturiSome 3,500 more militia members from the troubled eastern Democratic of Congo province Ituri handed in their weapons during the first two weeks of August, a government official said.
UNHCR - 640,000 internally displaced in Kivu provinces between June and July 2007

MONUC - August 16, 2007

MONUC - Press ConferenceThe insecurity in eastern DRC continues to cause huge internal displacement of people, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and humanitarian agencies continue to face this problem, as well as that of refugees in both the DRC and its border countries. Marcellin Hepie, UNHCR Deputy Representative in the DRC, gives us a progress report on the current situation.
DR. Congo to continue military operations against Rwandese rebels

Xinhua - August 16, 2007

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will continue with military operations against elements from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), who are holing up in the east of the country, General Mayala, a regional army commander, has said.


Security Council extends arms embargo against militias in DR Congo

UN News - August 13, 2007

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today extended by six months its arms embargo against militia groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and condemned the continuing illicit flow of weapons into and around the vast African country.
Behind the violence in South Kivu

IRIN - August 3, 2007

South Kivu violence - CongoAs the attacks on UN staff on 1 August in Moba town demonstrated, tensions are running high in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While the protests were against rumours of UN support for the return of members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, the persistent violence in the region draws in several armed groups, local and foreign. According to latest UN figures, there are over 1.1 million displaced in eastern DRC, mainly as a result of conflict.
UN Mission Sends More Supplies to Crash Victims in DRC

VOA News - August 3, 2007

The United Nations Mission In the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will be sending more doctors and medical supplies to central Congo where about 100 people are reportedly feared dead following a train derailment. The crash occurred in Kananga Wednesday in the remote part of the country after seven carriages of the train reportedly derailed.


'Pendulum displacement' in the Kivus

IRIN - August 1, 2007

Janet Furaha - IDPJanet Furaha fled the violence in her home area of Kaniola in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) South Kivu province in May to live with relatives in Walungu, but she has often returned to tend her farm.
Conviction of Government soldiers in DR Congo welcomed by UN mission

UN News - July 30, 2007

The United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the conviction by a Congolese court of nine Government soldiers for killing 31 unarmed civilians last year.


UN will not turn 'blind eye' to peacekeepers' misconduct, vows UN official

UN News - July 25, 2007

Jane Holl LuteA senior United Nations official today stressed that the world body is doing its utmost to get to the bottom of recent allegations of misconduct against peacekeepers in Cote d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), pledging to hold all personnel to the highest standards of behaviour.







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