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DR Congo Will Not Negotiate With M23 Rebels, Government Says

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012

Joseph Kabila, Ban Ki-moon and Paul Kagame meet at the UN on 27 September 2012M23 rebels claimed on Monday they were retreating from the outskirts of the eastern Congo city of Goma to give negotiations a chance after issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to the government. The government did not waste any time to respond. The Congolese government said on Monday it will not negotiate with the M23 rebels.
DR Congo Officials Vow to Defend Goma Against M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012

Goma, capital city of North Kivu province in eastern CongoNorth Kivu province Governor Julien Paluku has reassured residents of the eastern Congo city of Goma that it remains under the control of the Congolese army. He dismissed rumors that top government and military officials have fled towards Bukavu, in South Kivu province. Military officials in Goma vowed to defend the city against an attack by M23 rebels.
Key excerpts from UN report on Rwandan army genocide in DR Congo

BBC News - August 27, 2010

Rwandan Hutu fearing reprisals flee into eastern Congo after Rwandan genocideThe systematic attacks, in particular killings and massacres perpetrated against members of the Hutu ethnic group, are described extensively in section I of the report. These attacks resulted in a very large number of victims, probably tens of thousands of members of the Hutu ethnic group, all nationalities combined.
UN Report Excerpt: Support to Laurent Nkunda's CNDP by the Government of Rwanda

UN Security Council - December 14, 2008

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesRwandan authorities have been complicit in the recruitment of soldiers, including children, have facilitated the supply of military equipment, and have sent officers and units from the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in support of CNDP.
Battles rage near key Congo town

BBC News - October 28, 2008

North Kivu residents fleeing war ravaged regionAn estimated 20,000 people have already fled towards Goma, many of them having left a refugee camp in Kibumba as the fighting approached on Monday. About 200,000 people fled their homes after fighting resumed in the area in late August.
Protesters attack UN Congo office

BBC News - October 27, 2008

MONUC - Bas-CongoHundreds of protesters are reportedly attacking the UN's headquarters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The protesters are angry that a 17,000-strong UN force has not better protected them against an offensive by rebel forces.
Goma: Closure of Amani Programme Steering Committee meeting

MONUC - August 8, 2008

Monuc - Goma - AmaniIn an official statement, the Committee reminds the armed groups of their responsibility to unconditionally take part in the process, in accordance with the Goma Acts of Engagement. It proposes the immediate launching of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programme.
North Kivu: FARDC maintain blocking positions against Nkunda's rebels

MONUC - December 20, 2007

MONUC press conference in DR CongoAt its weekly press conference of 19 December 2007, MONUC announced that there "appears to be a progressive stabilisation" of the situation, as the FARDC have taken up blocking positions east, west and north of Laurent Nkunda's rebels in North Kivu province.
MONUC denounces the presence of children in FARDC's ranks

MONUC - October 31, 2007

MONUCAt its weekly press conference this Wednesday on 31October, 2007, MONUC declared that around 200 children are enrolled in the FARDC, particularly among brigades deployed to North Kivu. MONUC also indicated that the expulsions of Congolese citizens from Angola to Kasai Occidental continue.
North Kivu army chief replaced as fighting intensifies

IRIN - December 17, 2004

The Armed Forces High Command of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has transferred the military commander of the 8th Military Region - North Kivu Province - in a move aimed at ending clashes between factions of the army in the province.





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