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Human Rights Watch: 150 people killed in Kiwanja as UN force stood by

Human Rights Watch - December 11, 2008

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoOn November 4-5, 2008, an estimated 150 people were killed in the town of Kiwanja in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, half a mile away from United Nations peacekeeping forces. The event marks one of the worst killing sprees in North Kivu in the past two years. Most of those killed were summarily executed by forces of rebel commander Laurent Nkunda's National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP).
UN envoy to launch dialogue between Government and rebels

UN News - December 5, 2008

Olusegun ObasanjoSet to kick off on Monday, the talks will be facilitated by Olusegun Obasanjo, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on the Great Lakes Region and former Nigerian president, and Benjamin Mkapa, representing the African Union (AU) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGLR), who is also the former president of Tanzania.
SADC sends fact-finding mission in DR Congo amid post-conflict lull

XINHUA - November 24, 2008

Southern African Development Community - SADCMilitary officials of southern African countries have been in the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) on a fact-finding mission since Friday amid a lull after the recent conflict between the government army and Tutsi rebels.
Security Council authorizes boost to UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo

UN News - November 20, 2008

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoThe Security Council today authorized a temporary increase of more than 3,000 blue helmets serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to deal with the violence in the country’s east, which has displaced an estimated 250,000 civilians in recent months.
Top UN envoy voices hope for additional troops in volatile eastern DR Congo

UN News - November 18, 2008

Congo IDPs and refugees in GomaThe top United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today expressed hope that the Security Council will shortly approve a request for 3,000 additional troops to buttress blue helmets already on the ground in the country’s east, the scene of fierce recent conflict.
DR Congo displaced threatened by criminal abuses and spread of diseases, warns UN

UN News - November 11, 2008

Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that the perpetrators of recent targeted killings of civilians, looting and rape in the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will face justice.
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Investigating Laurent Nkunda and CNDP for War Crimes

ICC - November 4, 2008

Bosco NtagandaThe Prosecutor again urges all actors, including regional and international organizations, to support and work together with the DRC authorities, in particular in the execution of the arrest warrant issued by the ICC against Bosco Ntaganda.  He plays an active role in the current conflict in North Kivu as the chief of staff of Laurent Nkunda's Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP), and in this context, is accused of participating in the ongoing commission of crimes.
Force not the solution in violence-ridden eastern DR Congo, top UN envoy says

UN News - October 28, 2008

IDPs in North-Kivu, CongoMONUC is intervening to thwart the CNDP’s attempt to attack the province’s capital Goma and other population centres, according to Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.
Security Council alarmed at resurgent violence in eastern DR Congo

UN News - October 21, 2008

Zhang YesuiThe Council strongly condemns the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups as well as the continued prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence… It urges all parties to comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, human rights law and refugee law.
For an effective and credible MONUC

EurAc - September 28, 2008

Alan DossSince 28 August Laurent Nkunda's CNDP has launched several offensives against positions held by the army, the FARDC, thus violating the "Acte d'engagement à la paix" he signed in January 2008. These attacks have aggravated the humanitarian situation in North Kivu, causing the displacement of a further 100.000 people.







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