|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.
|UN refugee agency repatriates 42 Congolese|
IRIN - June 20, 2005
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has repatriated the first group of 42 Congolese in Angola, some of whom had been there since 1996, the agency's head of external relations in Kinshasa, Jens Hensmann, said on Monday.
|Peacekeeper dies, two wounded following shooting|
IRIN - June 14, 2005
An Indian UN peacekeeper was killed and two others were wounded in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday after being hit by stray bullets in an exchange of fire between government troops and unidentified gunmen, a military spokesman of the UN mission in the country said.
|Mayi-Mayi attacks displace 1,700 in Katanga|
IRIN - June 8, 2005
At least 1,700 people have fled villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province following attacks by Mayi-Mayi militiamen, a UN official told IRIN on Tuesday.
|Voter registration date set, university politics banned|
IRIN - June 7, 2005
Voter registering is due to start in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 20 June, a spokesman for the country's independent electoral commission announced on Monday.