|Secession plot failed, government official says|
IRIN - May 13, 2005
An attempt to secede from the Democratic Republic of Congo was foiled recently in the southeastern province of Katanga, the deputy government spokesman, Simon Tshitenge, told IRIN on Friday.
|30 arrested in alleged Katanga secession plot|
IRIN - May 9, 2005
At least 30 civilians and military personnel suspected of plotting the secession of Katanga Province from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been arrested, Deputy Provincial Governor Chikez Diemu said on Monday.
|Army, UN troops kill scores of militiamen in Ituri|
IRIN - April 20, 2005
Congolese army and UN peacekeeping troops carried out a "cordon and search" operation on Monday in the militia strongholds of the embattled northeastern district of Ituri, killing scores of militiamen.
|Transition is failing, monitoring groups warn|
IRIN - April 14, 2005
Two groups of international experts analysing the transitional peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is set to end with national elections in June, have said the country could instead descend to another war.
|Refugees to return to Equateur Province|
IRIN - April 7, 2005
Although conflicts continue to smoulder in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), most refugees could soon return to their homes in Equateur Province, in the northwest of the country.
|Women remain under represented in government|
IRIN - March 10, 2005
Women are still under represented at decision-making levels in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) institutions, reduced to the role of house help and have even become victims of repeated sexual violence, women's representatives said on Tuesday during the International Women's Day.
|Army, rebels main suspects of looting, stealing - MONUC says|
IRIN - March 3, 2005
Looting, stealing and burning of villages in North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, was carried out by armed militias and by members of the newly integrated national army. This was the result of a special inquiry of the UN Mission in the DRC, or MONUC, which was published on 24 February.
|Joint verification mechanism now operational|
IRIN - February 10, 2005
Congolese and Rwandan military officers have activated a joint verification mechanism for the common border between the two countries, an administrator in Congo's eastern province of South Kivu said.
|South African president in talks with Congolese political leaders|
IRIN - January 13, 2005
South African President Thabo Mbeki has held talks with key political leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to lessen tension within its government and save the democratic transitional process from collapse.
|Officials trade blame for delaying elections|
IRIN - January 12, 2005
Since an announcement on Friday that the electoral commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo may not be able to hold elections by 30 June as scheduled, various political groups and officials involved in the transition have been accusing each other of causing the delay.