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Third Congo Warlord to Face Justice

IWPR - February 7, 2008

Mathieu NgudjoloHuman rights groups hope the arrest of a former rebel leader from the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, will lead international prosecutors higher up the chain to other military and civilian leaders accusing of committing atrocities in local wars. Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, the former leader of the militia group called the National Integrationist Front, FNI, was arrested by the DRC authorities in the capital Kinshasa on February 6 and transferred immediately to the custody of the International Criminal Court, ICC. He arrived at the war crimes court's headquarters the following day.
UNHCR: Congolese refugees repatriated from Tanzania passes 50,000 mark

MONUC - February 2, 2008

Congolese refugeesThe number of repatriated Congolese refugees from Tanzania with the assistance of the UNHCR has now exceeded 50,000. This was reached on Tuesday 29 January last when the chartered ship, MV Mwongozo, left the Tanzanian port of Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika with 184 refugees on board.
New UN envoy meets with DR Congo President, officials

UN News - January 15, 2008

Alan Doss and Joseph KabilaAlan Doss, the new United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has met with the country's President and other officials on issues of peace, security and development in the strife-torn nation.
DRC National Assembly adopts decentralisation law

MONUC - January 14, 2008

Parlement - CongoOn 11 January 2007, the DRC National Assembly adopted the decentralization law, which defines the functioning of the new DRC territorial entities, or provinces. Of the 348 deputies present, the law was adopted by a very large majority of 341.
William Swing leaves Congo with a note of hope

MONUC - January 11, 2008

William SwingMr. William Lacy Swing, former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DRC, left the country this week after five years as MONUC head between July 2003 and January 2008. In a Radio Okapi interview on 8 January 2008, Mr. Swing gave an assessment of his five years at MONUC, and the challenges he faced.
Reports of Looting in North Kivu as Rebels Suspend Participation in Congo Peace Conference

VOA News - January 10, 2008

Laurent NkundaRebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they have suspended their participation in a peace conference in war torn North Kivu province until extra security measures are taken. A spokesman for delegates representing renegade General Laurent Nkunda claims that one of their delegates was threatened with arrest.
Arrival in Kinshasa of Mr. Alan Doss, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC

MONUC - January 10, 2008

Alan DossMr. Alan Doss, the new Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and head of MONUC, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC, arrived yesterday evening in Kinshasa to take up his new duties.
UN HCHR: Serious human rights violations committed in aftermath of Kinshasa events of March 2007

UN HCHR - January 5, 2008

Kinshasa violenceThe Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released today the preliminary findings of the United Nations Human Rights Office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (UNHRO) investigation into the Kinshasa events of March 2007 and their aftermath concluded that serious human rights violations were committed during and in the aftermath of the violence between DRC Government Forces (FARDC) and members of the personal security detail of former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba (DPP) on 22 and 23 March 2007.
Goma: Launch of preparatory work for Kivus peace conference

MONUC - December 28, 2007

Vital KamerheThe preparatory work of the conference on peace, security and development in the Kivus was officially opened on Thursday 27 December 2007 in Goma by IEC president and conference coordinator Fr. Malu Malu. It also marked the beginning of a public awareness campaign for the conference which is scheduled from 6-14 January 2008.
Climate change in the DRC and future challenges

MONUC - December 21, 2007

Congo Climate Change ConferenceA climate change conference was held in Kinshasa's Grand Hotel on 21 December 2007. Organised by the UNDP who launched the "World Report on Human Development 2007/2008", the conference defined the nature of climate change in the DRC, and presented the challenges for the future.







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