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Reports That LRA's Kony is Hiding in Darfur Alarm South Sudan

VOA News - March 19, 2010

Joseph KonyFollowing reports that the leader of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels may be hiding in a Khartoum-controlled region of Darfur in Sudan, a researcher for the Washington-based Enough Project says it is still not clear where he is.  There is concern that LRA forces are preparing to launch attacks in South Sudan during next month's national elections.
First set of UN troops could leave DR Congo by late June

Xinhua - March 6, 2010

UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)The first group of United Nations troops could leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo by the end of June, as requested by the government, the world body's top peacekeeping official said on Friday. UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy was in the DRC this week as part of a technical assessment mission, during which he also met with President Joseph Kabila and other officials to discuss the future of the UN mission, known as MONUC.
Ugandan rebels kill 100 civilians in north-eastern DR Congo, UN reports

UN News - February 1, 2010

Joseph KonySome 100 people were slaughtered by a notorious Uganda rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last month, the United Nations humanitarian arm has said. According to reliable information collected by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked the village of Mabanga in north-eastern DRC on 13 January.
Official Denies Uganda Troop Presence in Congo

VOA News - February 1, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Yoweri MuseveniAn official of Uganda’s government has denied reports that its troops have entered into Beni town in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s formerly restive Kivu province. Uganda's information minister Kabakumba Masiko says there is no need for residents in the Kivu provinces to panic.
Top LRA Commander Killed

VOA News - January 4, 2010

Central African Republic, Congo, Uganda, SudanThe Ugandan military says its forces in the Central African Republic have killed the acting guerilla commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army.  The death adds to the lengthening list of recent captures and killings of senior LRA combatants as the hunt for its infamous leader continues.
Blue helmets protect thousands daily, says top UN envoy

UN News - December 28, 2009

Alan DossIn its report on the mission, Human Rights Watch “brushes aside the crucial role that MONUC plays in protecting tens of thousands of civilians every single day, often in very remote areas,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special-Representative, wrote in an op-ed in today’s The Washington Times.
UN extends peacekeeping mission in the DRC

Congo News Agency - December 23, 2009

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoThe resolution asks the Secretary-General to conduct a strategic review of the situation in the DRC and MONUC’s progress toward achieving its mandate and to determine, in close cooperation with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and MONUC, the modalities of a reconfiguration of MONUC’s mandate.
Ugandan rebels murder, rape, mutilate, displace thousands in DR Congo, Sudan - UN

UN News - December 21, 2009

Joseph KonyIn a 10-month rampage of killings, rape and mutilation in neighbouring countries that may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, the rebel Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), has killed some 1,300 civilians, abducted 1,400 more, including hundreds of children and women, and displaced nearly 300,000 others, the United Nations reported today.
UN Security Council urges Uganda's LRA rebels to surrender

Xinhua - November 18, 2009

Joseph KonyThe UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned the increasingly recent attacks by the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Sudan, which continue to brutalize civilians, and called on the armed rebel group to surrender.
Human Rights Watch Chalks New Allegations Against Congo, Rwanda Troops

Congo News Agency - November 3, 2009

Human Rights Watch (HRW)Four days after Congo Government spokesman Lambert Mende lambasted Human Rights Watch about what he called “exaggerated” allegations on the situation in eastern Congo and the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) military operation (Kimia II) against the Rwandan Hutu militia (FDLR), the NGO responded with new allegations against the FARDC and their Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) allies in another operation (Umoja Wetu) against the FDLR earlier this year.








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