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South Kivu governor sacked over violence

BBC News - November 15, 2007

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe governor of South Kivu region in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been impeached for failing to protect the state from violence.
MONUC blames disinformation as protests over aid mount in North Kivu

IRIN - November 7, 2007

MONUC - CongoGrowing impatience over aid deliveries to displaced civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo's province of North Kivu has sparked another demonstration against the UN mission there, MONUC, which blamed the unrest on deliberately-spread false rumours.
Sixteen Ituri warlords give up the fight

IRIN - November 6, 2007

Congo child soldiersA senior DRC official has declared the war-ravaged northeastern region of Ituri free of armed groups after 16 senior commanders flew to Kinshasa to join the regular army.
DRC President Will Head Regional African Economic Body

VOA News - October 31, 2007

Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Economic Community of Central African States has named Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to be its next head.  Analysts say Mr. Kabila, who has been accused of human rights abuses and corruption in his own country, is nevertheless a smart choice for the regional body.&
DRC North Kivu Militia Leader Surrenders to UN

VOA News - October 29, 2007

MONUCU.N. and Congolese officials say a local militia leader has surrendered to peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive North Kivu province. The officials say Mai Mai militia leader Kibamba Kasereka turned himself over to U.N. forces earlier Saturday after his fighters were surrounded by government troops.
Bush Meets DRC President Kabila at White House

VOA News - October 26, 2007

Joseph Kabila and George Bush in the Oval Office on 10.26.2007U.S. President George Bush and Congolese President Joseph Kabila met at the White House Friday to talk about economic development and efforts to re-establish security in eastern Congo.
President Bush Meets with President Kabila

White House - October 26, 2007

George Bush and Joseph KabilaWe talked about the need to work together to help consolidate the gains. We talked about the need to -- for the United States to partner with the country to help on economic development. One of the things the President recognizes is the need for there to be investment in his country, so people can find work, and the stability that comes with economic development. And I appreciate your recognition of the opportunity to work together.
Amnesty: Torture and killings by state security agents still endemic

Amnesty International - October 25, 2007

This report documents serious violations of human rights that took place in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during and after the 2006-2007 electoral period. In particular, the report highlights two government security forces that were responsible for the majority of politically-motivated violations against both real and supposed political opponents of President Joseph Kabila and his ruling party.


Bush To Congratulate Kabila Personally on Congo's Elections

US Department of State - USINFO - October 24, 2007

George Bush and Joseph KabilaPresident Bush's October 26 meeting with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will provide an opportunity to underscore U.S. support for the DRC's "remarkable progress" since Kabila assumed office in 2001, including the country's historic 2006 elections, a State Department official said.
Congo's Army Vows to Disarm Mai Mai Militias

VOA News - October 22, 2007

Democratic Republic of CongoCongo's armed forces are preparing to mount an offensive against community-based militias in the east, known as the Mai Mai. A high-ranking member of Congo's army says disarming the Mai Mai will take precedent over purging a rebellion by dissident General Laurent Nkunda.







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