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Child soldier recruitment continues

IRIN - February 19, 2007

Congo child soldiersThe recruitment of child soldiers has continued in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), despite the government's efforts to integrate former militia into the army, a local human rights official has said."Armed groups have even forcibly enlisted demobilised former child soldiers,"Murhabazi Namegabe, head of a local non-governmental organisation, the Bureau pour le Volontariat au service de l'Enfance et de la Sante, said in the capital, Kinshasa.
UN Security Council extends MONUC's mandate until April 15

UN News Service - February 16, 2007

Ban Ki-moonIn a unanimously adopted resolution on Thursday February 15 2007, the UN Security Council extended MONUC's mandate until April 15 2007, highlighting that the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to pose "a threat to international peace and security in the region."
Mixing process underway in North Kivu

MONUC - February 15, 2007

Cong soldiers in Ituri - North KivuThe mixing process of two of dissident General Laurent Nkunda's loyalist brigades with three FARDC brigades has been ongoing now since the start of 2007, in a bid to address the serious security problems posed by Nkunda's forces in the troubled Kivu provinces since 2004.
UN mission reports early success in demobilization efforts in eastern DR Congo

UN News Centre - February 12, 2007

Congo MapThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported early successes in the disarmament campaign it is carrying out around the town of Beni, close to the country's eastern border with Uganda.
UN mission steps up probe in wake of recent deadly violence

UN News Centre - February 8, 2007

Bunda Dia Kongo violence in Bas-Congo provinceThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is stepping up its investigation of the situation in the country's far west, where violent clashes last week led to the deaths of more than 130 people.
Bas-Congo Appeals Court orders a second round of governor elections

MONUC - February 8, 2007

UN Peacekeepers in CongoThe Bas-Congo Appeals Court has reached a verdict in relation to the closely contested governor elections, and has demanded the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to organise a second round of governor elections for the positions of governor and vice governor for the province.
Ban Ki-moon, Security Council urge new Government to resolve unrest

UN News Centre - February 8, 2007

Ban Ki-moonWelcoming yesterday's formation of the Government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today urged it to work immediately with the opposition to resolve the unrest in the far west of the country that led to the deaths of dozens of people last week.
Congo Opposition Calls for Day of Mourning

VOA News - February 5, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaOpposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for a national day of mourning to protest violent clashes last week. Many protesters demonstrating against election-fraud allegations were killed when security forces fired on rioting crowds in several villages.
Situation calm in Bas-Congo province

MONUC - February 2, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoFollowing the violent unrest that erupted in Matadi on Wednesday night January 31 2007, and which later spread to the towns of Muanda and Boma on Thursday February 1 last, the situation in the province of Bas-Congo has returned to normal today.
Violent unrest in Matadi leaves 10 dead and many injured

MONUC - February 1, 2007

Bunda Dia Kongo violence in Bas-Congo provinceOn Wednesday night January 31 2007, violent protests against the election of AMP governor of Matadi Simon Mbatshi, which involved the political religious group Bunda Dia Kongo (BDK) and the National Congolese Police (PNC), left at least 10 dead and many injured.







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