|UN mission calls for inquiry into death of rights activist|
IRIN - August 3, 2005
The UN Mission in Congo, known as MONUC, has called for an inquiry into the killing of Pascal Kabangulu, a prominent Congolese human rights activist, officials at the mission told reporters in Kinshasa on Wednesday.
|Voters registration ends in Kinshasa|
IRIN - August 2, 2005
The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said 2.9 million people in Kinshasa, the capital, had signed up to vote in the 2006 elections by the time registration centres closed on Sunday.
|Voter registration starts in provinces outside capital|
IRIN - July 26, 2005
Registration of voters started on Monday in two provinces outside Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as preparations continued for general elections scheduled for 2006, officials said.
|No sanctuary for new Congolese rebels, Uganda says|
IRIN - July 25, 2005
Uganda said on Monday it would not allow the newly-created rebel Congolese Revolutionary Movement or any other armed group to launch attacks from its territory on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
|Some 32,000 displaced by attack in South Kivu|
IRIN - July 20, 2005
The UN said on Tuesday that some 32,000 civilians were displaced from their homes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Kalonge Chiefdom, in Sud Kivu Province, following an attack earlier in July by Hutu Rwandans militias.
|Elections: registration proceeds despite opposition boycott|
MISNA - July 19, 2005
Over 2.5-million citizens have registered to vote since the start of the census operations on June 20, as referred by the Independent Electoral Commission of Kinshasa. Also specifying that the aim is to register all voters of the capital, 3.5-million people on a population of 6,8-m, by the beginning of August.
|Army recaptures Nyamilima village, North Kivu|
IRIN - July 13, 2005
Government troops recaptured on Tuesday the village of Nyamilima, one of three in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo held by local and Rwandan Hutu rebels, a senior army commander said.
|North kivu: violent clashes north of rutshuru between old rivals|
MISNA - July 12, 2005
Violent clashes are underway since yesterday near Nyamilima, a town north of Rutshuru (eastern Congolese province of North Kivu) and around a dozen kilometres from the border with Uganda. As referred by MISNA sources, the fighting that broke out last night is still underway.
|Donors agree to provide €85 million more for polls|
IRIN - July 12, 2005
European donors and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo committed themselves on Tuesday to provide an additional €85 million ($100 million) for democratic elections in the central African country, but officials say more money is still needed.
|Hutu rebels quit forest area under UN pressure|
IRIN - July 11, 2005
The deployment of United Nations troops has forced Rwandan rebels to withdraw from several areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, including a national park.