|Nkunda's men fail to show up at integration centre
IRIN - October 25, 2007
|Some 200 men under the command of dissident Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) General Laurent Nkunda failed to show up at a centre for integrating armed groups into the regular army, a UN official said - a day after Nkunda's top aide announced their handover.
|Amnesty: Torture and killings by state security agents still endemic
Amnesty International - October 25, 2007
This report documents serious violations of human rights that took place in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during and after the 2006-2007 electoral period. In particular, the report highlights two government security forces that were responsible for the majority of politically-motivated violations against both real and supposed political opponents of President Joseph Kabila and his ruling party.
|Nkunda set to hand over 200 men for integration into army
IRIN - October 24, 2007
|Dissident General Laurent Nkunda, who has been battling government forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is set to hand over 200 men for integration into the regular army, a process he has so far bitterly resisted.
|Human Rights Watch: Army and UN Peacekeepers Must Protect Civilians at Risk in North Kivu
Human Rights Watch - October 23, 2007
|As Congolese politicians and diplomats scramble to avoid full-scale war in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch today issued a report documenting horrific murders, rape, and pillage by all parties to the conflict.
|Top Ugandan rebel surrenders in neighbouring DR Congo
UN News - October 23, 2007
A senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, the northern Ugandan rebel group, has surrendered in the northeast of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission to that country reported today.
|International Court takes second ex-rebel commander into custody over war crimes
IRIN - October 18, 2007
|A former rebel commander accused of committing atrocities in the Ituri district of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been flown to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague as part of continuing efforts by the tribunal to tackle the culture of impunity in the volatile country.
|DRC Massacre Victims, Families Demand Justice
VOA News - October 18, 2007
On the third anniversary of an army crackdown that killed more than 70 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, families of the victims fear their court case is being blocked by powerful politicians. The army is accused of executing, torturing, and raping civilians. An earlier ruling acquitted all the defendants of war crimes.
|Germain Katanga transferred into the custody of the ICC
International Criminal Court - October 18, 2007
|On 17 October 2007, the Congolese authorities surrendered and transferred Mr Germain Katanga, a Congolese national and alleged commander of the Force de resistance patriotique en Ituri [Patriotic Résistance Force in Ituri] ("FRPI"), to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Mr Katanga, also known as "Simba", is alleged to have committed six war crimes and three crimes against humanity in the territory of Ituri, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("the DRC"). His case arises from the situation in the DRC which has been under investigation by the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC since 1 July 2002.
|MONUC: Our preferred option is that combatants enter brassage immediately without conditions
MONUC - October 17, 2007
|At the weekly MONUC press conference in Kinshasa on Wednesday 17 October 2007, MONUC force commander General Babacar Gaye reiterated MONUC's mandate, as the DRC government seeks to establish its authority in troubled North Kivu province.
|Goma: William Swing and five ambassadors meet president Kabila
MONUC - October 17, 2007
|William Swing, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the DRC and five country ambassadors from the US, France, UK, Belgium and South Africa met DRC President Joseph Kabila in Goma, North Kivu province on Monday 15 October 2007.