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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.
Aid Group Calls for Urgent Response to DRC Crisis

VOA News - October 15, 2009

Joseph KonyMSF officials say that the rebel Lord's Resistance Army - led by international fugitive Joseph Kony - has spread their attacks on civilians into previously less affected areas. They say many of their patients have now been forced to flee for the second or third time.
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.
Restoration of DRC-Uganda Ties Shows New Regional Cooperation

VOA News - August 31, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Yoweri MuseveniThe reinstatement of full diplomatic ties last week between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the latest development signaling a new era in the region's politics, following the DRC's recent willingness to cooperate militarily with its easterly neighbors.  Rwanda and the DRC similarly restored full relations in July.
UN: LRA Attacks in Eastern Congo Displace Thousands

VOA News - August 28, 2009

Displaced civilians in eastern CongoThe UN refugee agency reports at least 125,000 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been forced to flee from villages attacked by the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, in the last three weeks. This brings the number of people displaced in Haute Uele district of Orientale Province by the LRA since September to more than one-half million.
UN emergency fund gives $7 million to aid eastern DR Congo's displaced

UN News - July 17, 2009

Congo refugees - IDPsUnited Nations agencies and their partners will be able to provide urgent humanitarian relief to some 250,000 people in the strife-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to $7 million in emergency funding.
More work remains to ensure justice for war crimes victims, says head of ICC

UN News - July 17, 2009

ICC HeadquatersThe creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its achievements to date are vital to ensuring justice for millions around the world, but much more work remains to be done to advance this noble ideal, according to the head of the landmark institution that was established 11 years ago today.
Eastern DR Congo still faces security, humanitarian challenges - Ban Ki-moon

UN News - July 8, 2009

Ban Ki-moonThe security and humanitarian situation in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to crumble, despite the recent signing of a peace pact between the Government and a key militia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in a new report.
Congo Government Accuses Human Rights Watch of Hidden Agenda

Congo News Agency - July 5, 2009

Lambert Mende OmalangaGovernment spokesman Lambert Mende said that the NGO seems to have found an “easy target” in the Congolese Government. He questioned its “tendency to shoot on ambulances”. He added that it’s “easy for Human Rights Watch to attack a country like ours”. And that, “Human Rights Watch should be applauded for its courage to always shoot at the weak”.

UN seeks $38 million to help civilians in eastern DR Congo

UN News - June 17, 2009

IDPs in North-Kivu, CongoUnited Nations agencies and their partners today launched an appeal for $38 million to help nearly 1 million people in need of assistance amid armed attacks and military operations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).







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