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China steps up African cooperation with ministerial visits

Xinhua - January 15, 2010

Wen Jiabao and Adolphe MuzitoA delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) began on Friday a tour of six African states, following up visits earlier this month by two government ministers. Led by Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, the group will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Senegal, Benin, the Central African Republic, and Djibouti over 12 days.
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.
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.
ICC reverses decision on the interim release of Jean-Pierre Bemba

ICC - December 2, 2009

Jean-Pierre Bemba GomboToday, on 2 December 2009, Judge Akua Kuenyehia, Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), delivered a summary of the judgment reversing the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II that had granted the request of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo for interim release, albeit under conditions.
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.
DR Congo in better situation but still in aftermath of insecurity

Xinhua - November 2, 2009

Mwando SimbaThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has entered into a decisive phase in the process of reconstruction and democratization, but the government still has much to do to get rid of insecurity. In a recent press release, Congolese Defense Minister Charles Muando Nsimba announced the operation initiated by the armed forces FARDC and the UN mission MONUC to combat Rwandan rebels and other insurgents were on the right track with positive results.
CEEAC Summit Ends in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - October 24, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Idriss DebyThe 14th summit of the Heads of States of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) ended in Kinshasa on Saturday. President Idriss Deby Itno was named new Chairman of CEEAC, replacing President Joseph Kabila.
Rebel Group LRA Seeks New Peace Talks With Ugandan Government

VOA News - September 24, 2009

Joseph KonyElusive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has renewed contact with the Ugandan government, seeking an immediate ceasefire and resumption of peace talks. Kony's militants are terrorizing the local populations across a number of central African nations.
UN Report Describes 'Terrible' Year for Children in Armed Conflict

VOA News - September 16, 2009

Congo child soldiersThe U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict says the past year has been terrible for children in war-torn regions. In a report submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the Special Representative highlights the grave situation of child soldiers and other children in a number of conflicts around the world.
ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba interim release suspended pending final decision on appeal

ICC - September 3, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court decided to grant suspensive effect to the Prosecutor’s Appeal against the Pre-Trial Chamber II decision, dated 14 August 2009, which granted Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo “conditional release”. Hence, implementation of the decision on interim release is suspended pending the final decision on the merits of the Prosecution’s Appeal.







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