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Eastern DR Congo Quiet After Burst of Violence

VOA News - August 29, 2008

Laurent KundaEastern Democratic Republic of Congo's restive North Kivu province is said to be quiet Friday after the worst outbreak of violence there in months. As VOA Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from our East Africa Bureau in Nairobi, U.N. officials are working to maintain a fragile cease-fire signed between the government in Congo Kinshasa and Tutsi rebels.
Congo groups 're-arming' in east

BBC News - August 1, 2008

Laurent NkundaGovernment forces and rebel troops are rearming and recruiting for conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the BBC has learned. US and European Union officials are warning the situation is increasingly tense despite a January peace deal.
Human Rights Watch: Peace Accord Fails to End Killing of Civilians

Human Rights Watch - July 21, 2008

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe killing and rape of civilians in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues at a horrifying rate despite the signing of a peace accord six months ago, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement was supposed to stop such attacks.
MONUC rejects the personal remarks of one of its unit commanders in North Kivu

MONUC - July 11, 2008

Alan DossMONUC received evidence, according to which, in mid-April 2008, right before the end of his UN service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an officer of the Indian contingent commanding a blue helmets base in North-Kivu allegedly made a public statement in Kitchanga, in which he expressed his personal sympathy towards an armed group, the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), and its leader, Laurent Nkunda.
After two key deals, what progress towards peace in North Kivu?

IRIN - May 14, 2008

Nkunda soldiersTwo agreements signed since the end of 2007 offer some hope for an end to more than a decade of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even if fighting has continued and a lasting solution has yet to be found to the presence in the region of Rwandan Hutu rebels, according to analysts.
International Criminal Court issues warrant for "The Terminator"

Congo News Agency - April 30, 2008

International Criminal CourtBosco Ntaganda, known as “The Terminator”, is accused of forceful enrollment of children under the age of 15 for military service in the Ituri region. The warrant alleges that these children received military training from the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC) in training camps in Bule, Cantrale, Mandro, Rwampara, Irumu, Bogoro and Sota.
EU: There are many actions ongoing to convince the FDLR to return

MONUC - April 11, 2008

Roeland van de GeerIn an interview with Radio Okapi on Friday 11 April 2008, European Union (EU) Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Roeland van de Geer said that the EU was committed to assisting the peace process in eastern DRC, and in particular to resolving the problem of the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) armed group that are still active in eastern DRC.
Fear, uncertainty deter North Kivu IDPs from going home

IRIN - March 26, 2008

Mugunga Camp - GomaHundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are reluctant to go back to their villages for fear of attacks despite a truce signed in January between the government and various armed groups.
North-Kivu: MONUC's position on the massacre of Kalonge

MONUC - February 22, 2008

Kivu mapThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has taken note of the communiqué issued by the "Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple" (CNDP) regarding the massacre of civilians in the Kalonge area in North Kivu in January of this year.
Katanga: Armed confrontations between FARDC troops in Kamina brassage centre

MONUC - February 19, 2008

Kamina - Katanga MapMONUC was informed that armed confrontations took place Sunday February 17, 2008, between ex-combatants of the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), the political-military movement for Laurent Nkunda, and soldiers of the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC), all of which were in training in the Kamina base, located 600 km north-west of Lubumbashi, in Katanga province in south eastern DRC.







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