|Ituri warlord faces first trial at ICC in The Hague|
IRIN - March 21, 2006
A Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday, on charges of conscripting children and using them to participate in hostilities during 2002 and 2003.
|Military tribunal imprisons ex-commander for abusing children|
IRIN - March 20, 2006
A Congolese military tribunal has condemned a leader of a former armed group, called Mudundu 40, to five years imprisonment for crimes including the illegal detention of children, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) said on Monday.
|Congolese Rebel Leader Lubanga Transferred to International Criminal Court|
VOA News - March 17, 2006
The Democratic Republic of Congo has transferred a militia leader to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to face war crimes charges.
|Security concerns in a "democracy without democrats"|
IRIN - March 16, 2006
Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are a near certainty, despite the obstacles that threaten a smooth transition to democracy. What is largely uncertain, however, is how stable the country will be in the aftermath of the polls.
|Interview with Jean-Marie Guéhenno|
IRIN - March 14, 2006
During a nine-day working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo which began on 6 March, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno, spoke to IRIN in Kinshasa about security concerns for a peaceful run of a general election on 18 June. Following are excerpts of that interview on 9 March.
|New movement of displaced in Ituri District|
IRIN - March 9, 2006
Some 1,000 people have arrived in the southern suburbs of Bunia, the main town of Ituru District, fleeing fighting approximately 50 km farther south, according to local officials.
|Hundreds flee fighting in Ituri District|
IRIN - March 1, 2006
Hundreds of civilians have been displaced by fighting between United Nations-supported government troops and militiamen in the northeastern province of Orientale in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Bunia, Ituri District.
|Aid arrives for displaced thousands but fears over safety persist|
IRIN - February 16, 2006
Despite relief aid having reached some 6,000 war-displaced people in the northeastern district of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), humanitarian officials are worried that tentative calm in the area could deteriorate.
|DR Congo must punish those responsible for fatal attacks on UN, Security Council says|
UN News Service - January 25, 2006
The Security Council today called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to bring to justice those responsible for Monday?s attack on United Nations peacekeepers, which left eight of them dead and five wounded.
|UN mission reports on serious human rights abuses by Congolese military|
UN News Service - January 24, 2006
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military?s efforts to flush militias from the area south of Lake Albert in Ituri district has resulted in serious human rights violations, including the summary execution of six fishermen, rapes, imprisoning children and forcing villagers to transport stolen goods, the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUC) said today.