|First batch of ex-Mobutu soldiers return home|
IRIN - November 2, 2005
After a five-year exile, some 300 soldiers of the former Zairian army who had fled to the Republic of Congo (ROC) arrived on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
|Kinshasa team in Brazzaville to identify former soldiers|
IRIN - October 31, 2005
A government team from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived on Saturday in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, to begin the identification and registration of former Congolese soldiers who served under president Mobutu Sese Seko and now want to return home.
|Eight guardsmen sentenced to life for killing aviation official|
IRIN - October 27, 2005
A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced eight presidential guardsmen to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the murder of an official of the national aviation agency.
|Schools reopen as teachers end strike|
IRIN - October 19, 2005
Public schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have reopened after a delay caused by 230,000 teachers who went on strike from 5 September to demand better pay.
|Kigali says it not responsible for mass killings|
IRIN - October 6, 2005
A senior Rwandan government official dismissed on Thursday allegations that the army was responsible for a massacre nearly 10 years ago of hundreds of people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), whose bodies were discovered recently in mass graves.
|Foreign rebel groups ignore deadline to leave|
IRIN - September 29, 2005
Some 400 Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who in September crossed from Sudan to the Garamba National Park in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest of several foreign groups which the government says must leave the country by Friday or face serious consequences.
|President of bishops meets head of state kabila|
MSINA - September 21, 2005
The social problems of the post-war transition in the Democratic republic of Congo were at the heart of the meeting between the president of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), monsignor Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, and the head of state, Joseph Kabila.
|Kinshasa confirms, after 30 september we will use force to expel rebels|
MISNA - September 9, 2005
After 30 September the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo will begin using force to expel the rebel movements present in the east of the nation, stated Kasongo Kudura, spokesman for Congolese President Joseph Kabila.
|Army to start expelling foreign fighters on 30 September|
IRIN - September 8, 2005
The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will on 30 September begin using force to expell all foreign rebel fighters in the country, a spokesman for President Joseph Kabila said on Thursday.
|Three arrests in bukavu for murder of human rights activist|
MISNA - August 4, 2005
Three suspects were arrested into the murder of Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi, executive secretary of the Héritiers de la Justice' human rights association, killed in his home early on Sunday July 31 in Bukavu, provincial capital of South Kivu, in the east Democratic Republic of Congo.