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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.
DRC Refugees Continue to Cross Sudan South Border

VOA News - February 17, 2009

MONUC - CongoA growing number of Congolese refugees are crossing the border into south Sudan, trying to escape attacks on their towns and villages by members of the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army.
Officials: LRA Threat 'Gravely Reduced'

VOA News - February 15, 2009

Joseph KonyOfficials say Ugandan rebels who have terrorized central Africa are getting weaker in the face of a regional military offensive. A spokesman for the joint military effort, Captain Deo Akiki, says the Lord's Resistance Army's capacity to kill and abduct people has been, in his words, gravely reduced.
Many Congolese Flee to Southern Sudan

VOA News - February 10, 2009

Joseph KonyThousands of people fleeing rebel attacks in the northeastern DRC are seeking safe haven in South Sudan. Members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army of Uganda have been attacking towns and villages in Orientale Province, killing at least 900 people. Humanitarian agencies have been trying to determine the number and location of the displaced people in the province.
Survivors of Ugandan rebel massacres in DR Congo seek help from UN

UN News - February 10, 2009

Children in CongoAngry and traumatized survivors of massacres by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which has killed nearly 1,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), today sought shelter, food, medicine – and justice – from the top United Nations relief official.
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.
Uganda Reports Arrest of Rebel Commander

VOA News - January 28, 2009

Kisangani - CongoState-owned radio in Uganda reports that troops have arrested a top commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army. The report says Okot Odhiambo was captured in Congo's Garamba Forest as he tried to escape to the Central African Republic.
LRA Continues Attacks in Eastern Congo

VOA News - January 13, 2009

Joseph KonyThe U.N. refugee agency says it is increasingly concerned about the humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as attacks by the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, continue. The UNHCR says the number of deaths, abductions and homeless people is growing.
UN reaches villages in north-eastern DR Congo attacked by Ugandan rebels

UN News - January 6, 2009

Children in CongoThe United Nations refugee agency has reached towns in the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the scene of bloody attacks carried out by the notorious Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
Congolese Welcome President Kabila's Promise to Weed Out Armed Groups

VOA News - January 2, 2009

Joseph KabilaCongolese have welcomed President Joseph Kabila's promise to weed out armed groups in the country before the end of this year. In a televised address to the nation's to mark the beginning of the New Year, President Kabila vowed to bring peace to the country before the end of 2009.







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