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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.


Refugees to return to Equateur Province

IRIN - April 7, 2005

Although conflicts continue to smoulder in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), most refugees could soon return to their homes in Equateur Province, in the northwest of the country.


Insecurity creates food shortages in Ituri

IRIN - April 4, 2005

Once renowned for its food production, Djugu, a territory in Ituri, is rapidly degenerating into a food-deficit zone, according to local agriculture experts and UN agencies.


Cholera kills six, 60 infected in IDP camp

IRIN - April 1, 2005

Cholera has broken out in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing six people and infecting 60 others, an official from the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday.


Government acts to stop Marburg virus spreading from Angola

IRIN - March 30, 2005

In response to fears that a recent outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in Angola could spread across the 1,750-km border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Congolese minister of health, Emile Bongeli, said on Tuesday that the government had set up a quarantine zone along the frontier.


Another key Ituri leader arrested

IRIN - March 22, 2005

The Congolese government has arrested Thomas Lubanga, the leader of the Union des patriotes Congolais (UPC), a key political movement in the northeastern district of Ituri, a government official announced on Tuesday.


Disarmament begins in Ituri, targeting 4,000 rebels

IRIN - March 22, 2005

Some 550 former combatants surrendered their arms on Sunday and Monday in the northeastern district of Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in a disarmament effort targeting 4,000 militiamen, the largest number so far.









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