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Congo Rebels Demand Negotiations

VOA News - October 18, 2007

Laurent NkundaDissident Congolese General Laurent Nkunda and his National Congress for the People's Defense will not surrender or agree to integrate in Congo's national army without formal negotiations, a spokesman says.
Goma: William Swing and five ambassadors meet president Kabila

MONUC - October 17, 2007

Joseph Kabila meets with ambassadors in Goma on 10.15.2007William Swing, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the DRC and five country ambassadors from the US, France, UK, Belgium and South Africa met DRC President Joseph Kabila in Goma, North Kivu province on Monday 15 October 2007.
Congo Rebels Brace for More Fighting Following Deadline Extension

VOA News - October 16, 2007

Forces loyal to dissident Congolese General Laurent Nkunda will not integrate in Congo 's national army, despite the extension of an October 15 deadline, a rebel spokesman said Tuesday. Noel King has more in this report from Kigali.


Eastern Congo Braces for More Fighting

VOA News - October 15, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa - Goma - SakeThe situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is reported to be tense as a government deadline for rebel fighters to join the army draws near.President Joseph Kabila has given fighters loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda until the end of Monday to lay down their weapons. Rebels and foreign observers have said they expect the army to attack soon after the deadline.
DRC Rebel Leader Urges Government to Accept Ceasefire

VOA News - October 15, 2007

In the Democratic republic of Congo, the leader of the rebel National Congress for the People's Defense (NCPD) said his forces would not be able to abide by President Joseph Kabila's ultimatum of laying down their weapons today (Monday). General Laurent Nkunda said the agreed area of Mushaki where the rebels were supposed to assemble to be integrated into the national army has come under heavy government gunfire, making it impossible for them to abide by the government's ultimatum.


Congolese Rebels Refuse to Disarm as Deadline Nears

VOA News - October 14, 2007

Rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are refusing to disband and disarm, one day before a deadline set by President Joseph Kabila.


Congolese Rebel Leader Seeks Peace

VOA News - October 11, 2007

A renegade Congolese general who shattered a U.N.-mediated ceasefire earlier this week has performed a hasty turnaround, demanding a halt to the violence that has killed dozens of his men.


Renegade Congo General Promises to Keep Fighting

VOA News - October 10, 2007

Laurent NkundaA renegade general in eastern Congo says government forces have launched new attacks on his positions and that he has no choice but to keep fighting until the government listens to him and lets him rejoin the army.
DRC Rebel Leader Accuses Government of Breaking Ceasefire Agreement

VOA News - October 9, 2007

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the leader of the rebel National Congress for the People's Defense, General Laurent Nkunda has dismissed as propaganda government reports that he broke the over a month old ceasefire agreement. Nkunda said his forces were the first to be attacked by government soldiers, before his group returned fire. He said he had instructed his forces to be in active defense, but not to go on the offensive against government troops, unless they are attacked. Nkunda is now accusing the government of trying to plunge the country into war.


Violence cuts off 150,000 people from aid - WFP

IRIN - October 8, 2007

WFP truck in CongoChronic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has cut 150,000 vulnerable people off from humanitarian aid, deepening an already severe crisis, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).







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