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Insecurity prompts political crisis in South Kivu

IRIN - November 16, 2007

South KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo's war-ravaged province of South Kivu has been plunged into a political crisis after the governor rejected the provincial assembly's decision to sack him for mismanagement.
New pact on armed groups in the Kivus hailed

IRIN - November 14, 2007

Congo mapAnalysts have welcomed the latest in a series of agreements between the governments of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) aimed at resolving the perennial threat to regional stability posed by the armed groups in eastern DRC.
Ex-militiaman jailed for life for murder of UN observers

IRIN - November 14, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoA court in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has found a former militiaman guilty of the 2003 murder of two UN military observers and sentenced him to life in prison.
Thousands flee as fighting erupts around camps in eastern Congo

UNHCR - November 13, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaTens of thousands of previously uprooted Congolese in five major displacement camps were forced to flee again Tuesday following the latest confrontation between government forces and suspected renegade troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Congo arrests after toxic dumping

AngolaPress - November 10, 2007

Likasi MapSix people have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo for allegedly dumping highly radioactive minerals into a river, officials say. The authorities had ordered the nearly 20 metric tons of toxic material to be disposed of at an old uranium mine.
Likasi residents told to avoid radioactive river

IRIN - November 9, 2007

Katanga ProvinceThe DRC government has ordered residents of Likasi, a large town in the mineral-rich Katanga province, to stay away from their local river, the Mura, because a large consignment of radioactive material has been illegally dumped in it.
Army abuse compounds IDPs' lot in Ituri

IRIN - November 9, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaThe threat of violence from rebel remnants is preventing thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern DRC returning home, while harassment by regular troops is adding to their woes, according to the UN.
UNDP: the DDR phase III in Ituri proved to be one of the most credible disarmament operations in DRC

MONUC - November 9, 2007

Gustavo GonzalezThe peace-building process in Ituri is on the right track. Following the disarmament and demobilization of ex-combatants, the process is now entering its final phase - the reintegration of ex-combatants. Gustavo Gonzalez, coordinator of the operation for UNDP, assesses the activities and their outcomes.
Agencies Pressure DRC Commission to Publish Mining Review

VOA News - November 8, 2007

The Democratic Republic of Congo government commission in charge of reviewing mining contracts in the mineral-rich country has been called on to publish its final report. A group of non-governmental organizations says the final report should be made public in order to bring transparency and clarity to the review which, they say, has been marred by confusion and speculation.


DRC Investigates Suspected Illegal Dumping of Radioactive Ore

VOA News - November 7, 2007

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are investigating the suspected dumping of 18 tons of radioactive minerals in the Mura River in southeast Katanga Province.  The minerals include 17 tons of copper ore that were seized by the government last month in the town of Likasi.  VOA's William Eagle spoke with reporter Joe Bavier in Kinshasa.









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