|Arms from Eastern Europe fueling rights abuse, Amnesty says|
IRIN - July 5, 2005
Large quantities of arms continue to flow into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fueling gross human rights abuse including killings, rape and torture, Amnesty International said in latest report released on Tuesday.
|UN troops sweep area near park to clear armed groups|
IRIN - July 5, 2005
UN troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo launched what commanders codenamed Operation Falcon Sweep on Monday to drive all armed groups from a locale in the territories of Walungu and Kabare, close to a national park in South Kivu Province, a UN military spokesman said.
|Rampaging soldiers kill nine civilians in northwestern town of Mbandaka|
IRIN - July 4, 2005
Nine people were killed on Sunday when about 100 soldiers went on the rampage to avenge the death of a comrade in Mbandaka, the largest town in Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman in the country said.
|Kinshasa: 250,000 already registered to vote|
MISNA - July 2, 2005
Over 250,000 people just in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, registered to vote in the ten days following the census. In issuing the data, the United Nations Kinshasa office spokesman Stephane Dujarric specified that the rapid registration showed support and hopes of the Congolese people in the elections.
|Kinshasa: demonstrators on the streets|
MISNA - June 30, 2005
Tension is escalating in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the police and soldiers are intervening to disperse the young demonstrators that took the streets this morning in protest against the extension of the transition and postponement of elections.
|Seven killed in demonstrations, hundreds arrested|
IRIN - June 30, 2005
At least seven protestors were killed and hundreds more arrested in demonstrations on Thursday in various suburbs Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and in other urban areas.
|President orders disarmament of all foreign rebels|
IRIN - June 29, 2005
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo told diplomats on Tuesday that he had ordered his army to begin disarming, immediately, thousands of foreign rebels in the east of his country.
|EU may support military action against Hutu rebels, Ajello says|
IRIN - June 24, 2005
The EU special representative to Africa's Great Lakes region, Aldo Ajello, said on Friday the Union might support military action against Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo if they refuse to disarm and return home.
|UN envoy concerned over renewed militia activity in Ituri|
IRIN - June 23, 2005
Although 15,000 former militiamen in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern district of Ituri have been disarmed, the UN mission in the country, known as MONUC, says it is concerned over the regrouping and rearming of the fighters, despite intense UN military operations.
|Voter registration begins in Kinshasa|
IRIN - June 21, 2005
Despite prevailing insecurity in the east and northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the postponement of presidential elections, the Independent Electoral Commission launched its registration campaign of 3.5 million voters in Kinshasa on Monday.