|Mayi-Mayi militiamen kidnap 5 journalists as their leader is arrested|
IRIN - April 28, 2005
Congolese Mayi-Mayi militiamen took five journalists hostage this week in northern Katanga Province as UN sources confirmed that the militia leader, Mbayo Mpiana Mwana Butot, alias Chinja Chinja, was arrested earlier in April in the capital, Kinshasa.
|Aid delivery to Katanga easier, UN mission says|
IRIN - April 27, 2005
Security has improved in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southeastern province of Katanga, allowing humanitarian groups to mobilise aid, the UN Mission in the country, known as MONUC, said on Monday.
|Who's who in Ituri - militia organisations, leaders|
IRIN - April 20, 2005
Conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues despite a peace agreement signed by Congolese parties in April 2003.
|Three killed, thousands displaced as army takes on militia group|
IRIN - April 18, 2005
Two militiamen and a civilian died on Friday after a seven-hour shootout between Congolese national army troops and Union patriotiques de congolais (UPC) militias in a gold-rich territory of the northeastern district of Ituri, displacing thousands of people.
|Key Ituri militia group declares end to war|
IRIN - April 14, 2005
The Union des patriotes Congolais (UPC), one of the major militia groups in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, announced on Wednesday an end to its insurrection in the district of Ituri.
|Thousands displaced after Mayi-Mayi clashes with Congolese troops|
IRIN - April 7, 2005
Nine women were killed and 5,300 civilians displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southwestern province of Katanga following fighting between government troops and Mayi-Mayi militias, a UN official told IRIN on Wednesday.
|Another key Ituri leader arrested|
IRIN - March 22, 2005
The Congolese government has arrested Thomas Lubanga, the leader of the Union des patriotes Congolais (UPC), a key political movement in the northeastern district of Ituri, a government official announced on Tuesday.
|Call for judicial reform, justice for rape victims|
IRIN - March 8, 2005
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and international donors must take urgent steps to reform the country's legal system and ensure justice for victims of sexual violence, the international advocacy group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said on Monday in a new report.
|Militia leaders arrested in Kinshasa|
IRIN - March 2, 2005
Several leaders of the militia group that is accused of having executed nine Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers on Friday in Kafe village, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri District, have been arrested, Justice Minister Kisimba Ngoy told IRIN on Wednesday.
|Congolese refugees in no hurry to return|
IRIN - February 28, 2005
As Zambia prepares to repatriate the last of the Angolan refugees on its soil by the end of 2005, the fate of thousands of Congolese refugees, sheltered in camps throughout the country, remains unclear.