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UN envoy deplores murder of politician in volatile east

UN News - July 10, 2007

William Swing - head of Monuc in Congo-KinshasaThe senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned yesterday's murder of a local politician in the far east of the country, saying it seems to be part of an emerging pattern of assassinations of political and business leaders in that region of the vast nation.
Live up to your promises or lose recent gains, Kabila urged

IRIN - July 6, 2007

Congo electionsThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could lose recent gains in its democratisation process unless President Joseph Kabila starts to promote dialogue and accountability, and strengthens cooperation with the wider international community, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned.
Congo: Consolidating the Peace

International Crisis Group - July 5, 2007

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo were a milestone in the peace process but much remains to be done to consolidate the gains. A return to full-scale war is unlikely but violence in Bas-Congo and Kinshasa in early 2007 with over 400 people killed and renewed threats of war in the Kivus show the country's fragility.


Congo Court Clears Foreign Miners of War Crimes

VOA News - June 28, 2007

Anvil MiningA military court in Democratic Republic of Congo has acquitted three former employees of Australian mining company Anvil Mining Limited of complicity in war crimes by government soldiers in 2004. Judges said the charges against the miners and nine Congolese soldiers were unfounded.
NGO suspends operations amid increased displacement in the east

IRIN - June 28, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaViolence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced non-governmental organisations to limit operations in some areas in North and South Kivu, officials said, even as more people are displaced.
Protest Letter: In DRC, a nationwide pattern of attacks raises alarm

Committee to Protect Journalists - June 27, 2007

CPJ Committee to Protect JournalistsWe are writing to express our alarm at a disturbing nationwide pattern of attacks on the news media. Since the arrival of your government on February 24, eight broadcasters were raided by government security forces in connection with their news coverage, and one journalist was killed amid increasingly insecure conditions, according to CPJ research. These events undermine Information Minister Toussaint Tshilombo's statement on World Press Freedom Day that press freedom is respected in the DRC.
UN Security Council meeting with political authorities in DRC

MONUC - June 20, 2007

Security CouncilFollowing their arrival in Kinshasa on Tuesday night June 19 2007, the UN Security Council delegation have met this morning with President Joseph Kabila and acting Prime Minister Mr. Nzanga Mobutu, as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, the Interior, Human Rights and Planning.
Congo Soldiers Charged with Killing UN Journalist

VOA News - June 15, 2007

Serge MahesheIn the Democratic Republic of Congo two soldiers have been charged with the death of a journalist working for a United Nations-backed radio station. Proceedings against the soldiers started only a day after the killing, as Franz Wild reports for VOA from Kinshasa.
DRC Opposition Dismisses President's Military Reshuffle

VOA News - June 15, 2007

Joseph Kabila inaugurationOpposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have dismissed President Joseph Kabila's reshuffle of the top brass of the military as a sham. The reshuffle comes after the president urged the army and the police to ensure peace and stability across the country. But opposition parties claim the reshuffle is aimed at putting Kabila's aides in top defense positions.
Conflict causes state of permanent displacement

IRIN - June 13, 2007

Bunia - Congo refugeesIntermittent clashes and frequent attacks on civilians by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have created a state of permanent displacement in the volatile central African country, an official of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.







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