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Protest Letter: In DRC, a nationwide pattern of attacks raises alarm

Committee to Protect Journalists - June 27, 2007

CPJ Committee to Protect JournalistsWe are writing to express our alarm at a disturbing nationwide pattern of attacks on the news media. Since the arrival of your government on February 24, eight broadcasters were raided by government security forces in connection with their news coverage, and one journalist was killed amid increasingly insecure conditions, according to CPJ research. These events undermine Information Minister Toussaint Tshilombo's statement on World Press Freedom Day that press freedom is respected in the DRC.
UN Security Council meeting with political authorities in DRC

MONUC - June 20, 2007

Security CouncilFollowing their arrival in Kinshasa on Tuesday night June 19 2007, the UN Security Council delegation have met this morning with President Joseph Kabila and acting Prime Minister Mr. Nzanga Mobutu, as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, the Interior, Human Rights and Planning.
DRC Opposition Dismisses President's Military Reshuffle

VOA News - June 15, 2007

Joseph Kabila inaugurationOpposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have dismissed President Joseph Kabila's reshuffle of the top brass of the military as a sham. The reshuffle comes after the president urged the army and the police to ensure peace and stability across the country. But opposition parties claim the reshuffle is aimed at putting Kabila's aides in top defense positions.
DRC President Kabila to visit South Africa

Xinhua - June 9, 2007

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila will visit South Africa next week, the first one since he won the central African country's historic elections late last year.
Bukavu on the Congolese-Rwandan border: A city at the crossroads of conflict

Global Voices - Jennifer Brea - May 21, 2007

BukavuBukavu is a city of survivors. During the First Congo War (1996-1997),Bukavu was caught in the middle of fighting between Tutsi government forces and the Hutu that fled to the regionafter the Rwandan genocide. Government and rebel forces clashed there during the Second Congo War (1998-2003). In 2004, the city fell to soldiers led by General Nkunda, a dissident pro-Tutsi Congolese general, and in just three days, some 16,000 women were raped.
Louise Arbour: I'm encouraged by the mobilization of civil society in the fight against impunity

MONUC - May 16, 2007

Louise ArbourUnited Nations High Commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour spoke on May 15 2007 on the UN radio in the DRC- Radio Okapi - on issues relating to the fight against impunity and the reform of the justice system in the DRC, as well as sexual violence against women.
Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo until year's end

UN News - May 15, 2007

Un Security CouncilAiming to help the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cement stability, the Security Council today extended the deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there until the end of this year.
Louise Arbour to visit Kinshasa this Sunday May 13th

MONUC - May 11, 2007

Louise ArbourThe United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour will make a five-day working visit to the DR of Congo on May 13 2007. During her visit, Ms. Arbour will meet with President Kabila and other political authorities.
Report: Congo among worst in the world on press freedom

CPJ - May 2, 2007

Joseph KabilaThree nations in sub-Saharan Africa are among the places worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found.
Congo Military Tribunal Acquits Woman of Inciting Supreme Court Arson

VOA News - April 30, 2007

Thérèse Nlandu MpoloA military tribunal in Democratic Republic of Congo has acquitted a woman accused of inciting the arson of the Supreme Court. The trial against opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyer, has been a test case for human rights in Congo, as Franz Wild reports for VOA from Kinshasa.







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