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Villagers flee rebel attacks in South Kivu

IRIN - April 13, 2007

South Kivu womanWeeks of attacks by Rwandan rebels on villagers in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, have forced several thousand people to abandon their homes for Walungu town, a United Nations official has said.
ICC reviewing suit against ex-president, official says

IRIN - April 27, 2006

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is reviewing an application filed by the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) against former President Ange-Felix Patasse and four of his aides, to decide whether or not the prosecutor's office would order an inquiry into their alleged crimes, ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said.


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.


Fighting in the Kivus displaces 55,000

IRIN - February 9, 2006

At least 55,000 people have been displaced in North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a result of fighting between the army and armed groups, according to humanitarian agencies.


UN briefs African Union on deployment in troubled east of DR of Congo

UN News Service - December 2, 2005

A military delegation from the African Union (AU) has arrived in North Kivu in the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assess the possible deployment of 7,000 troops to disarm foreign armed groups who have been attacking civilians, the UN Mission in DRC (MONUC) said.


DRC poll vital to region's stability - UN delegation

IRIN - November 23, 2005

Successful elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would not only help the country's peace and transition process but would also greatly contribute to the achievement of stability in Africa's Great Lakes region, according to a UN Security Council delegation that visited the region from 4-11 November.


After massacres, UN finally bans "bad guys"

MISNA - November 3, 2005

Former rebel commanders, leaders of armed factions backed by Rwanda and Uganda for control of the resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but also former ?government? generals and arms traffickers: some fifteen names were included in a list disclosed yesterday of those responsible for civilians massacres and violence in DR-Congo, to face punitive measures.


UN, Congolese troops destroy rebel camps in Virunga Park

IRIN - November 1, 2005

UN and Congolese troops destroyed five rebel camps on Monday during a joint operation in the Virunga National Park, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a military spokesman for the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC), Maj Hans Reichen, said.


South kivu: abductions and victims in new rwandan rebel attack

MISNA - October 28, 2005

At least two people were brutally killed with machetes and another seven were abducted by Rwandan rebels in an attack attributed to the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda), that since 1994 preside the forests of the east Democratic Republic of Congo.


Foreign rebel groups ignore deadline to leave

IRIN - September 29, 2005

Some 400 Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who in September crossed from Sudan to the Garamba National Park in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are the latest of several foreign groups which the government says must leave the country by Friday or face serious consequences.









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