|Governments agree to repatriate 152,000 refugees|
IRIN - August 12, 2005
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania have agreed at a meeting to repatriate 152,000 Congolese refugees to South Kivu Province in September, despite concerns by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, about the security and human rights conditions there.
|Katanga's forgotten strife displacing thousands|
IRIN - August 3, 2005
Violence in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province has been displacing thousands of civilians, according to local media and two international NGOs.
|Voters registration ends in Kinshasa|
IRIN - August 2, 2005
The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said 2.9 million people in Kinshasa, the capital, had signed up to vote in the 2006 elections by the time registration centres closed on Sunday.
|UN refugee agency repatriates 42 Congolese|
IRIN - June 20, 2005
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has repatriated the first group of 42 Congolese in Angola, some of whom had been there since 1996, the agency's head of external relations in Kinshasa, Jens Hensmann, said on Monday.
|Mayi-Mayi attacks displace 1,700 in Katanga|
IRIN - June 8, 2005
At least 1,700 people have fled villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province following attacks by Mayi-Mayi militiamen, a UN official told IRIN on Tuesday.
|Newly integrated army brigade heading to the east|
IRIN - June 3, 2005
The latest brigade in the newly integrated army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) completed training on Wednesday and is expected to deploy to the east of the country, Defence Minister Adolphe Onusumba said.
|Refugee camp closes as Angolans go home|
IRIN - June 1, 2005
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday the repatriation of the last 263 Angolans in the refugee camp at Kisenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s Katanga Province, ending a refugee programme that had run for more than 20 years.
|Secession plot failed, government official says|
IRIN - May 13, 2005
An attempt to secede from the Democratic Republic of Congo was foiled recently in the southeastern province of Katanga, the deputy government spokesman, Simon Tshitenge, told IRIN on Friday.
|30 arrested in alleged Katanga secession plot|
IRIN - May 9, 2005
At least 30 civilians and military personnel suspected of plotting the secession of Katanga Province from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been arrested, Deputy Provincial Governor Chikez Diemu said on Monday.
|Militia release 5 reporters in exchange for 270 bicycles|
IRIN - April 29, 2005
Mayi-Mayi militiamen released on Thursday five local reporters they had taken hostage earlier this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Katanga