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Ituri demobilisation wins UNDP support

IRIN - June 5, 2007

Ituri - CongoThe demobilisation of former members of various armed groups in Ituri district in the northwest Democratic Republic of Congo is being supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) after a deal with the government.
Probe into MONUC gold, arms trafficking allegations "well advanced"

IRIN - May 25, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoA special United Nations body has opened an investigation into allegations of gold and arms trafficking by personnel in the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) in Ituri region, a spokesman said.
UN says allegations of trafficking by peacekeepers are under investigation

UN News - May 23, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today announced that allegations that a number of its peacekeepers based in the Ituri District have engaged in gold and weapons trafficking are under investigation.
Louise Arbour to visit Kinshasa this Sunday May 13th

MONUC - May 11, 2007

Louise ArbourThe United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour will make a five-day working visit to the DR of Congo on May 13 2007. During her visit, Ms. Arbour will meet with President Kabila and other political authorities.
MONUC assisting the displaced population in the East

MONUC - May 2, 2007

MONUCAt its weekly press conference on May 2 2007, MONUC declared that it is continuing identification missions of the displacement zones in North and South Kivu following the military operations by the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) against the Democratic Forces for the liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).
Arbitrary killings, rape part of ongoing abuses in the east

IRIN - April 19, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaExecutions and rape of civilians have continued in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) according to a report published by the United Nations detailing human rights abuses during the month of March.
FNI militia leader Peter Karim surrenders to DRC government

MONUC - April 9, 2007

Peter KarimPeter Karim, commander of the last remaining Ituri militia group - the FNI - surrendered to the DRC government with seven of his officers on Saturday 7 April 2007 at Kpandroma, 90 kilometres north east of district capital Bunia.
Army, police involved in human rights abuses in the east - report

IRIN - March 20, 2007

Congolese soldiersSoldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo's national army and the police have been involved in human rights violations in the eastern Ituri region, and are allegedly responsible for growing insecurity in North Kivu, according to a United Nations report.
US State Department report on Human Rights Conditions in the DRC in 2006

US State Department - March 19, 2007

US State DepartmentArmed groups continued to commit numerous, serious abuses--some of which may constitute war crimes--including unlawful killings, disappearances, and torture. They also recruited and retained child soldiers, compelled forced labor, and committed serious sexual abuses and other possible war crimes.
Grave human rights abuses by all sides mar DR Congo's transition from war, UN reports

UN News Service - March 12, 2007

Congo soldiers in BuniaSummary executions, enforced disappearances, mass arbitrary arrests, ill-treatment and torture of civilians for their political affiliations as well as rape continued at an alarming rate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a climate of total impunity in the second half of 2006, according to the latest United Nations







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