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Mayi-Mayi militiamen kidnap 5 journalists as their leader is arrested

IRIN - April 28, 2005

Congolese Mayi-Mayi militiamen took five journalists hostage this week in northern Katanga Province as UN sources confirmed that the militia leader, Mbayo Mpiana Mwana Butot, alias Chinja Chinja, was arrested earlier in April in the capital, Kinshasa.


Army preparing 10 brigades ahead of general elections

IRIN - April 26, 2005

At least 10 brigades of the new Congolese army are being prepared to help with the country's reunification process, especially during elections planned for later this year, the army's chief of general staff, Lt-Gen Kisempia Kisungilanga, told IRIN on Monday.


Who's who in Ituri - militia organisations, leaders

IRIN - April 20, 2005

Conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues despite a peace agreement signed by Congolese parties in April 2003.


Three killed, thousands displaced as army takes on militia group

IRIN - April 18, 2005

Two militiamen and a civilian died on Friday after a seven-hour shootout between Congolese national army troops and Union patriotiques de congolais (UPC) militias in a gold-rich territory of the northeastern district of Ituri, displacing thousands of people.


Voter registration set for June, making poll delays likely

IRIN - April 15, 2005

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Independent Electoral Commission announced on Friday that voter registration would only begin in early June, making it likely that the elections will not take place as scheduled.


Key Ituri militia group declares end to war

IRIN - April 14, 2005

The Union des patriotes Congolais (UPC), one of the major militia groups in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, announced on Wednesday an end to its insurrection in the district of Ituri.


Militia group dismantled as 416 fighters surrender guns

IRIN - April 14, 2005

The remaining 416 militiamen of the Forces armees du peuple congolais (FAPC) surrendered their guns to UN troops on Wednesday, effectively dismantling the movement and boosting efforts to pacify the troubled Ituri District in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Kinshasa, Kampala argue before International Court of Justice

IRIN - April 11, 2005

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Netherlands, began hearing a case on Monday brought by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), accusing its neighbour, Uganda, of invading its territory and committing human rights violations.


Thousands displaced after Mayi-Mayi clashes with Congolese troops

IRIN - April 7, 2005

Nine women were killed and 5,300 civilians displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southwestern province of Katanga following fighting between government troops and Mayi-Mayi militias, a UN official told IRIN on Wednesday.


Rwandan militias clash with army troops

IRIN - April 7, 2005

Provincial authorities in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said on Tuesday that there had been fighting between Congolese troops and Rwandan Hutu militias, known as Interahamwe, at a village 150 km north of the provincial capital, Goma.









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