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Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo until year's end

UN News - May 15, 2007

Un Security CouncilAiming to help the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cement stability, the Security Council today extended the deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there until the end of this year.
Congo Military Tribunal Acquits Woman of Inciting Supreme Court Arson

VOA News - April 30, 2007

Thérèse Nlandu MpoloA military tribunal in Democratic Republic of Congo has acquitted a woman accused of inciting the arson of the Supreme Court. The trial against opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyer, has been a test case for human rights in Congo, as Franz Wild reports for VOA from Kinshasa.
ICRC takes action following March clashes

ICRC - April 27, 2007

ICRCOn 22 and 23 March 2007, violent clashes in the capital Kinshasa between government troops and bodyguards of former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba killed hundreds of people including a high number of civilians. In the wake of the fighting, many families were left searching for loved ones. The ICRC swung into action to help both the civilian and military victims.
Arbitrary killings, rape part of ongoing abuses in the east

IRIN - April 19, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaExecutions and rape of civilians have continued in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) according to a report published by the United Nations detailing human rights abuses during the month of March.
After violence in Kinshasa, senator Bemba takes off for Portugal

MISNA - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaToday at 2:00a.m. local time, Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba, who has been at the South African Embassy since the tragic events of March 22-24, departed from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for Portugal to receive medical treatment.
Replace war spirit with reconciliation, urges EU

IRIN - March 28, 2007

Elections protestThe recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was irresponsible and should be replaced with a spirit of reconciliation and inclusiveness to ensure stability in the fragile country, said European Union envoys.
Government, opposition in DR Congo must shoulder their democratic duty - UN

UN News - March 27, 2007

Ban Ki-moonUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on both the Government and opposition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to shoulder their responsibilities to democracy to ensure a full transition to peace after last year's historic elections intended to set the seal on decades of civil war and factional fighting.
Calm returns to Kinshasa

MONUC - March 24, 2007

Kinshasa BoulevardCalm has returned to Kinshasa this Saturday March 24 2007, after two days of heavy fighting in the central district of Gombe between members of ex vice President's Bemba's guards and the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), which claimed the lives of at least 60 people, and left many wounded.
Situation remains tense in Kinshasa

MONUC - March 23, 2007

Monuc - KinshasaThe situation remains tense in Kinshasa this Friday March 23 2007, after heavy fighting between the guards of ex vice president Jean Pierre Bemba and the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), which has raged in the capital’s central Gombe district since yesterday morning.
Arrest Warrant Issued Against Ex-DRC Vice President

VOA News - March 23, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaAuthorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued an arrest warrant for former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on charges of high treason.The warrant was issued Friday as government troops battled with followers loyal to Bemba for the second straight day in the capital, Kinshasha . Large columns of smoke have been spotted in the city's Gombe district, where Bemba's residence is located.







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