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UN urges Congolese parties to cease fire amid fresh fighting in North Kivu

UN News - September 20, 2008

Alan Doss - MONUCThe United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called for an immediate ceasefire between the Government and rebels, as new clashes broke out today in North Kivu, leading to further displacement in the troubled region.
Recent clashes in eastern DR Congo draw concern from Security Council

UN News - September 12, 2008

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today voiced serious concern at the recent fighting between Government forces and rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some of the worst violence since the signing of a January peace deal.
UN peacekeepers prevent rebel advances in volatile North Kivu

UN News - September 9, 2008

MONUC - Bas-CongoUnited Nations peacekeepers today stepped up their efforts to prevent a militia operating in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from taking a key town in North Kivu province, the scene of renewed deadly fighting between Government forces and rebels.
Kinshasa urges UN to investigate remarks by peacekeeper

XINHUA - July 18, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is diligently awaiting the findings of an investigation initiated by the United Nations Mission in DR Congo (MONUC) over certain remarks made by a senior peacekeeping officer.
Bukavu: Launch of "Zero Children Associated with Armed Groups"

MONUC - June 24, 2008

Bukavu - Zero child soldiers campaignMonday 23 June 2008 marked the official launch in Bukavu of the public awareness campaign entitled "Zero Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups," sponsored by the DR Congo's First Lady Mrs. Olive Kabila, and organised by the National Programme of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (UEPN-DDR, ex CONADER).
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.
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.
Fueling World Ivory Trade Spells New Threat to Africa's Elephant Population

VOA News - May 2, 2008

Elephants - VirungaAn upsurge of elephant poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in the killing of 14 elephants in the past two weeks by militias, the military, and local villagers. Four were felled by an ex-Rwandan Hutu FDLR militia, formerly known as Interahamwe. Three elephants were murdered by the local Mai-Mai militia (PARECO), five by the Congolese military (FARDC), and two by local villagers.
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.
Human Rights: Castañon calls for sustainability in the DRC

MONUC - April 10, 2008

Fernando CastanonFernando Castañon, Director of MONUC's Human Rights Division and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the DRC, reached the end of his mission on 8 April 2008. As division head since February 2005 and a UN staff member since 1989, he talked to us about his work at MONUC and his past experience with the UN.







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