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Likasi residents told to avoid radioactive river

IRIN - November 9, 2007

Katanga ProvinceThe DRC government has ordered residents of Likasi, a large town in the mineral-rich Katanga province, to stay away from their local river, the Mura, because a large consignment of radioactive material has been illegally dumped in it.
Agencies Pressure DRC Commission to Publish Mining Review

VOA News - November 8, 2007

The Democratic Republic of Congo government commission in charge of reviewing mining contracts in the mineral-rich country has been called on to publish its final report. A group of non-governmental organizations says the final report should be made public in order to bring transparency and clarity to the review which, they say, has been marred by confusion and speculation.


MONUC blames disinformation as protests over aid mount in North Kivu

IRIN - November 7, 2007

MONUC - CongoGrowing impatience over aid deliveries to displaced civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo's province of North Kivu has sparked another demonstration against the UN mission there, MONUC, which blamed the unrest on deliberately-spread false rumours.
R. Mountain: Progress has been very disappointing bringing sexual violence perpetrators to justice

MONUC - November 6, 2007

Ross MountainWith the continuous tense situation in East of the country triggering more sexual violence against women, we talked to MONUC Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Ross Mountain, about this issue and the efforts that the international community and the DRC government are doing to solve the problem.
Amnesty: Torture and killings by state security agents still endemic

Amnesty International - October 25, 2007

This report documents serious violations of human rights that took place in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during and after the 2006-2007 electoral period. In particular, the report highlights two government security forces that were responsible for the majority of politically-motivated violations against both real and supposed political opponents of President Joseph Kabila and his ruling party.


Top Ugandan rebel surrenders in neighbouring DR Congo

UN News - October 23, 2007

A senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, the northern Ugandan rebel group, has surrendered in the northeast of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission to that country reported today.


Fighting Cripples Humanitarian Aid in War-Torn Eastern Congo

VOA News - October 16, 2007

Humanitarian officials warn a crisis in eastern Congo's war-torn North Kivu Province is deepening with each passing day. A new eruption of fighting between rebels and the Congolese army has sent thousands of civilians streaming over mountain roads for the relative safety of the capital city, Goma.


Plan to flush LRA out of DRC "Recipe for Impunity"

IWPR - September 25, 2007

Human rights organisations have criticised the recent deal between the Ugandan and Congolese presidents to flush out Lord's Residence Army, LRA, rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.


W.Swing: An expensive peace is better than any war

MONUC - September 21, 2007

William SwingOn International Peace Day this Friday 21 September 2007, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for the DRC William Swing explains the significance of the day for MONUC and the DRC, and his hopes for the future of the country.
PNC: The restoration of state authority remains a priority

MONUC - September 12, 2007

John NumbiNational Congolese Police (PNC) chief Lieutenant General John Numbi said on his recent appointment that the PNC was going to do all to implement and restore state authority, in accordance with his new mandate. What are the measures being taken to ensure law and order and the security of the population and their property in Kinshasa? In an interview, John Numbi gives detailed answers on these and many other issues that face the PNC today.







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