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Implementation of the Nairobi action plan underway

MONUC - May 30, 2008

Congo militia soldiersSince the launch of the implementation of the Nairobi Action plan, a series of measures have been implemented to put an end to the presence and illicit activities of the FDLR, the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, and other foreign armed groups and rebels in eastern DRC. One of these is the Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reinsertion and Reintegration (DDRRR) process.
UN submits report on violence in Bas-Congo

XINHUA - May 22, 2008

Ne-Muanda NsemiThe United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sent a report on the February 2008 violence in the Bas-Congo province to the Congolese authorities, the world body said in a press release Wednesday.
Activists Fear Cover-Up in DRC Bas-Congo Violence

VOA News - April 8, 2008

Bas-Congo province mapHuman rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo fear a cover-up is taking place in the aftermath of violence in the western Bas-Congo region earlier this year. Clashes opposed police and a now banned political religious movement.
Security Council extends arms embargo and monitoring group

UN News - March 31, 2008

Un Security CouncilThe United Nations Security Council today extended until the end of the year its arms embargo and other sanctions meant to keep weapons out of the hands of militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which it said continue to threaten stability in the eastern part of the vast country.
Victims of Bas-Congo violence in urgent need of medical care

IRIN - March 25, 2008

Congo mapA medical charity has expressed concerns that people wounded during clashes between the police and supporters of a politico-religious sect in the Bas-Congo province in southwest Democratic Republic of Congo are not receiving any medical help.
DR Congo bans sect after clashes

BBC News - March 22, 2008

Ne-Muanda NsemiThe Democratic Republic of Congo has banned a separatist religious sect in the west of the country following a bloody crackdown on the group. President Joseph Kabila's government withdrew recognition of Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) as a non-profit organisation.
Fears over increasing sect-related violence in southwest

IRIN - March 6, 2008

Ne-Muanda NsemiThe violence that has claimed several lives in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, after clashes between a religious sect and the national police, could spread further, local activists and officials warned.
Round table talks on DRC Security Sector Reform

MONUC - February 26, 2008

Denis KalumeThe opening ceremony of two days of round table talks on the DRC Security Sector Reform, which aims at a reform of the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) and the National Congolese Police (PNC), was held in Kinshasa on 25 February 2008.
Court announces verdict on the massive rapes of Waka and Lifumba

MONUC - February 20, 2008

Waka trialIn Equateur province, the Mbandaka Military Court announced its verdict on 18 February 2008 in Waka locality, more than 500 kilometers east of Mbandaka, where 38 women and young girls were raped in Waka and Lifumba in February 2006. The twelve Congolese police officers were condemned to between 5 and 20 year prison terms, and to the payment of 5,000 dollars in damages to each of the rape victims.
Security Council extends arms embargo on Democratic Republic of Congo until 31 March, unanimously adopting Resolution 1799 (2008)

Security Council - February 15, 2008

Un Security CouncilDetermining that the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continued to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region, the Security Council decided this morning to extend the sanctions regime for that country, due to expire today, until 31 March.







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