|Civilians displaced in renewed fighting in North Kivu|
IRIN - January 23, 2006
Hundreds of civilians have been displaced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the latest round of fighting between dissident soldiers and the army's fifth brigade, a humanitarian official has said.
|Floods in Kalemie cause food insecurity|
IRIN - January 19, 2006
Flooding caused by recent heavy rains in Kalemie Territory in Congo's Katanga Province could cause severe food shortages, a local employee of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.
|Congo Backs Referendum But Delay in Results Causes Concern|
VOA News - January 12, 2006
Four weeks after the Democratic Republic of Congo held a constitutional referendum, the electoral commission has provisionally declared a victory for the measure.
|Voters give new constitution overwhelming support|
IRIN - January 12, 2006
An overwhelming number of voters have approved a new constitution put to a referendum in December 2005, which is expected to lead to general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, official results of the poll show.
|Retraining of prison officials begins in France|
IRIN - January 11, 2006
The retraining of 20 Congolese civilian and military prison personnel began on Wednesday in the southwestern French town of Agen, as part of the Democratic Republic of Congo's effort to shore up its maintenance of the rule of law, the press attaché at French embassy in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, said.
|Crisis in Katanga ignored|
IRIN - January 3, 2006
An enormous humanitarian crisis is emerging in the Democratic Republic of Congo?s Katanga Province, with tens of thousands of people being displaced, but so far the government and the international community are doing little.
|Opposition politician ends boycott of upcoming polls|
IRIN - January 3, 2006
Veteran politician Etienne Tshisekedi reversed on Monday his call for a boycott of general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due in 2006.
|Voters massively say "yes" to new constitution|
Congo Planet Press - December 22, 2005
Congolese participating in their first free elections in forty years massively voted "yes" in a referendum on the future Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
|Supporters of constitution in strong position at polls|
IRIN - December 21, 2005
Initial trends in the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional referendum show overwhelming support for the document, which, if approved, should clear the way for general elections in 2006.
|World Court Finds Uganda Guilty of Congo Invasion, Abuses|
VOA News - December 19, 2005
The World Court has found Uganda guilty of invading neighboring Congo during a 1998-2003 war and committing human-rights violations there. Congo's government says it will ask for billions in reparations and called the decision a warning to the country's other neighbors.