|Bush To Congratulate Kabila Personally on Congo's Elections|
US Department of State - USINFO - October 24, 2007
|President Bush's October 26 meeting with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will provide an opportunity to underscore U.S. support for the DRC's "remarkable progress" since Kabila assumed office in 2001, including the country's historic 2006 elections, a State Department official said.|
|Congo's Army Vows to Disarm Mai Mai Militias|
VOA News - October 22, 2007
|Congo's armed forces are preparing to mount an offensive against community-based militias in the east, known as the Mai Mai. A high-ranking member of Congo's army says disarming the Mai Mai will take precedent over purging a rebellion by dissident General Laurent Nkunda.|
|Congo Rebels Demand Negotiations|
VOA News - October 18, 2007
|Dissident Congolese General Laurent Nkunda and his National Congress for the People's Defense will not surrender or agree to integrate in Congo's national army without formal negotiations, a spokesman says.|
|Goma: William Swing and five ambassadors meet president Kabila|
MONUC - October 17, 2007
|William Swing, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the DRC and five country ambassadors from the US, France, UK, Belgium and South Africa met DRC President Joseph Kabila in Goma, North Kivu province on Monday 15 October 2007.|
|Congo Rebels Brace for More Fighting Following Deadline Extension|
VOA News - October 16, 2007
Forces loyal to dissident Congolese General Laurent Nkunda will not integrate in Congo 's national army, despite the extension of an October 15 deadline, a rebel spokesman said Tuesday. Noel King has more in this report from Kigali.
|Eastern Congo Braces for More Fighting|
VOA News - October 15, 2007
|The situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is reported to be tense as a government deadline for rebel fighters to join the army draws near.President Joseph Kabila has given fighters loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda until the end of Monday to lay down their weapons. Rebels and foreign observers have said they expect the army to attack soon after the deadline.|
|DRC Rebel Leader Urges Government to Accept Ceasefire|
VOA News - October 15, 2007
In the Democratic republic of Congo, the leader of the rebel National Congress for the People's Defense (NCPD) said his forces would not be able to abide by President Joseph Kabila's ultimatum of laying down their weapons today (Monday). General Laurent Nkunda said the agreed area of Mushaki where the rebels were supposed to assemble to be integrated into the national army has come under heavy government gunfire, making it impossible for them to abide by the government's ultimatum.
|Congolese Rebels Refuse to Disarm as Deadline Nears|
VOA News - October 14, 2007
Rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are refusing to disband and disarm, one day before a deadline set by President Joseph Kabila.
|Kabila in Goma ahead of Government Ultimatum for Rebels to Disarm|
Congo News Agency - October 14, 2007
|Kabila arrived Sunday in the Nord-Kivu province capital of Goma a day ahead of an ultimatum to rebels loyal to renegade general Laurent Nkunda to disarm or face a new offensive by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC). Kabila arrived in Goma at 9:30 local time accompanied by the defense minister, the army chief of staff and the minister of humanitarian affairs.|
|Congolese Rebel Leader Seeks Peace|
VOA News - October 11, 2007
A renegade Congolese general who shattered a U.N.-mediated ceasefire earlier this week has performed a hasty turnaround, demanding a halt to the violence that has killed dozens of his men.