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MONUC: Our number one concern is that a fast solution is found to the crisis

MONUC - October 12, 2007

Babacar GayeThe situation in eastern DRC, particularly in North Kivu, was marked by several confrontations in the last week, between the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) and the troops of ex General Laurent Nkunda. We interviewed MONUC force commander General Babacar Gaye who explained the situation on the ground, and the measures taken by MONUC to protect the population.
Congolese Rebel Leader Seeks Peace

VOA News - October 11, 2007

A renegade Congolese general who shattered a U.N.-mediated ceasefire earlier this week has performed a hasty turnaround, demanding a halt to the violence that has killed dozens of his men.


Violence cuts off 150,000 people from aid - WFP

IRIN - October 8, 2007

WFP truck in CongoChronic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has cut 150,000 vulnerable people off from humanitarian aid, deepening an already severe crisis, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
MONUC rejects claims of army link to militia groups

IRIN - October 3, 2007

MONUC - CongoThe UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) has no evidence that the Congolese army has joined forces with outlawed Hutu and Mayi-Mayi militia groups to purge a rebellion by dissident army commander, Gen Laurent Nkunda, a spokesman for MONUC said on 3 October.
Army calls on rebels to integrate

IRIN - September 29, 2007

Laurent NkundaThe Congolese army has launched an appeal for militias loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda, as well as other combatants and armed groups in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to be integrated into the army or be demobilised.
Eastern Congo Still Waiting on Kabila to Deliver on Promise to Bring Peace to the Region

Congo News Agency - September 29, 2007

CongoSince Joseph Kabila's inauguration last December as the first democratically elected president since independence, there has been no improvement on the security front in the eastern provinces. Much to the dismay of the residents of North and South Kivu, who voted massively for Joseph Kabila, he has been unable to deliver on his election promise to bring lasting peace to the region. The security situation in eastern Congo has worsened since the elections and people are calling on the government to do more to stop the militias operating in the region.
UN blue helmets help Congolese soldiers and families escape latest fighting

UN News - September 11, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has helped more than 100 army soldiers, along with their wives and children, to evacuate from a town in the volatile far east of the country that has been the scene of fresh violence between armed groups at the weekend.
North Kivu: More than 10,000 displaced after latest clashes

MONUC - September 6, 2007

MONUC Press ConferenceAt its weekly press conference on Wednesday 5 September 2007, MONUC underlined its concern with the security situation in North Kivu province in eastern DRC since 27 August last, where clashes in Masisi and Rutshuru between the FARDC and dissident General Laurent Nkunda's forces have left more than 10,000 people displaced.
Rebel group attacks gov't troops, takes control of Rubaya district in E. DRC

Xinhua - August 30, 2007

Laurent NkundaDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 's district of Rubaya in the region of Masisi in the eastern province of North-Kivu has been taken over by troops loyal to renegade general Laurent Nkunda after fierce clashes with DRC armed forces (FARDC), according to sources.







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