|Army calls on rebels to integrate
IRIN - September 29, 2007
|The Congolese army has launched an appeal for militias loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda, as well as other combatants and armed groups in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to be integrated into the army or be demobilised.
|The international community is interested in transitional justice in the DRC
MONUC - September 28, 2007
|Roberto Garreton, consultant for the International Centre for Transitional Justice and former official of the United Nations, is in Kinshasa to evaluate the possibility of establishing a truth and reconciliation commission in the DRC, after years of war. This commission should shine a light on people responsible for war atrocities.
|ICC to determine Lubanga trial date on 1 October
MONUC - September 28, 2007
|The International Criminal Court (ICC) fixed an agenda for a hearing on Monday 1 October 2007 for the Thomas Lubanga case, when the earliest start date for the trial and other important issues relating to the case will be decided. Mr. Lubanga is charged by the ICC with war crimes including the enlisting and conscription of children under the age of 15.
|Military Court Trials Worry Rights Activists
IWPR - September 27, 2007
|At the Kisangani military court in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the day's work begins long before any lawyers or accused arrive. The courtroom - where judges hear cases both mundane and involving the most serious war crimes - is devoid of furniture. The judge's assistants must carry in a desk to serve as the bench and pews from the nearby Catholic church to seat spectators.
|More displaced in North Kivu as fighting resumes
IRIN - September 25, 2007
|Military dissidents loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda have resumed fighting in the eastern province of North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after a ceasefire was negotiated by the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC).
|Medics Struggle to Limit DRC Ebola Outbreak
VOA News - September 21, 2007
|A suspected Ebola death has been reported in another province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, raising fears that the virus may be spreading. But the World Health Organization says that with new mobile laboratories in the country and an effective awareness campaign taking place, isolating Ebola cases should now become easier.
|DR Congo president urges rebels to rejoin army
Xinhua - September 20, 2007
|President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila has urged the Nkunda rebel fighters in the eastern region to disarm unconditionally and rejoin the government army, a UN radio stationed here reported Thursday.
|Launch of UN action plan to empower women in the DRC
MONUC - September 20, 2007
|Wednesday September 19 2007 marked the official launch in Kinshasa's Grand Hotel of UN resolution 1325 in the DRC, entitled "Women, Peace and Security." The resolution envisages an action plan aimed at empowering women in order to have gender equality and a durable peace, where there is no impunity for sexual violence and other human rights violations against women.
|China to Lend DRC $5 Billion to Develop Infrastructure
VOA News - September 18, 2007
China has agreed to lend the Democratic Republic of Congo $5 billion to modernize the country's infrastructure and develop its mining industry.
|DR Congo discovers mass graves in area formerly under renegade general
Xinhua - September 14, 2007
|Three mass graves have been discovered in an area where fighters loyal to Laurent Nkunda, a renegade general in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been engaged in fighting with government forces and rebel groups.