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William Swing meets President of the National Assembly

MONUC - March 16, 2007

Vital Kamerhe - William SwingOne day after the opening of the first ordinary session of the National Assembly, Assembly President Vital Kamerhe held a meeting on March 16, 2007 at the Palais de Peuple in Kinshasa with William Swing, UN Special Representative to the Secretary General in the DRC, as well as ambassadors from the international community to discuss the issues facing the Assembly.
Can the World Bank do better here in the DRC?

MONUC - March 13, 2007

Joseph Kabila, Paul WolfowitzCriticised for their different interventions here in the DRC, the World Bank decided to take up the challenge. President Paul Wolfowitz visited the country from March 8 to 9 2007, within the framework of reinforcing relations between the DRC and the Bank, and with a view to preparing the programmes for economic reform and the consolidation of the peace.
New Government must make child protection a 'priority' - UN envoy

UN News Service - March 12, 2007

Congo child soldiersThe new Government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which was elected last year in landmark elections, must make child protection a "priority" and ensure enough resources are allocated to reintegrate former child soldiers into their communities, the top United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict said today.
Grave human rights abuses by all sides mar DR Congo's transition from war, UN reports

UN News Service - March 12, 2007

Congo soldiers in BuniaSummary executions, enforced disappearances, mass arbitrary arrests, ill-treatment and torture of civilians for their political affiliations as well as rape continued at an alarming rate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a climate of total impunity in the second half of 2006, according to the latest United Nations
Peter Karim surrenders 170 troops

MONUC - February 27, 2007

Peter Karim - IturiPeter Karim, commander of the FNI - the last remaining militia group in Ituri - made an important first step towards the consolidation of peace in the district on Tuesday February 27, 2007, with the surrender and disarmament of 170 of his troops at Dera, 60km from Kpandroma.
Army and police continue to violate civilians' human rights, says UN mission

UN News Centre - February 21, 2007

Congo soldiers in BuniaThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported that the human rights situation in the country continues to deteriorate, as the army and police perpetrate acts of violence against civilians and the number of reported rapes surges.
Mixing process underway in North Kivu

MONUC - February 15, 2007

Cong soldiers in Ituri - North KivuThe mixing process of two of dissident General Laurent Nkunda's loyalist brigades with three FARDC brigades has been ongoing now since the start of 2007, in a bid to address the serious security problems posed by Nkunda's forces in the troubled Kivu provinces since 2004.
Situation calm in Bas-Congo province

MONUC - February 2, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoFollowing the violent unrest that erupted in Matadi on Wednesday night January 31 2007, and which later spread to the towns of Muanda and Boma on Thursday February 1 last, the situation in the province of Bas-Congo has returned to normal today.
Amnesty:DRC stability threatened as country fails to reform army

Amnesty International - January 25, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa soldiersAmnesty International today warned that the demobilization and army reform programme currently underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risks compromising the country's entire political process and future stability.
MONUC: We will put in place a "district without arms" in Ituri

Monuc - January 10, 2007

Monuc - Congo - IturiDuring its weekly press conference on January 10 2007, MONUC stated that it remains concerned with the security situation in Ituri and North Kivu, and will be putting in place a "district without arms" objective in Ituri.







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