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Government Suspends Mining in Three Eastern Congo Provinces

Congo News Agency - September 12, 2010

ColtanPresident Joseph Kabila announced on Thursday night that he was suspending all mining operations around Walikale, North Kivu province, during a speech at a banquet in Goma attended by local authorities and representatives of the civil society. The Minister of Mining, Martin Kabwelulu, said in a press release on Saturday that the suspension will be extended to all mining operations in North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema provinces.
UN says peacekeepers 'failed' DR Congo rape victims

BBC News - September 7, 2010

Atul KhareUN peacekeepers have "failed" the victims of mass rape in eastern DR Congo, a senior UN official has said. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared.
Key excerpts from UN report on Rwandan army genocide in DR Congo

BBC News - August 27, 2010

Rwandan Hutu fearing reprisals flee into eastern Congo after Rwandan genocideThe systematic attacks, in particular killings and massacres perpetrated against members of the Hutu ethnic group, are described extensively in section I of the report. These attacks resulted in a very large number of victims, probably tens of thousands of members of the Hutu ethnic group, all nationalities combined.
Two Suspects Arrested in Attack on MONUSCO Base

Radio Okapi - August 20, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in GomaTwo people suspected of involvement in an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping base in Kirumba, North Kivu, on Wednesday were arrested in Lubero on Thursday by the Congolese army.
President Kabila Pays Respects to Sange Victims

Congo News Agency - July 5, 2010

Joseph Kabila in Bukavu - CongoPresident Joseph Kabila arrived in Bukavu on Monday morning and went straight from Kavumu airport to the bedsides of the victims of Friday night oil tanker explosion in Sange, who had been transferred to hospitals in the capital of South Kivu province.
Two Days of Mourning Declared after 235 Die from Oil Tanker Explosion

Congo News Agency - July 4, 2010

Uvira - South KivuPresident Jospeh Kabila has declared two days of mourning following the death of 235 people in an oil tanker truck explosion in eastern Congo. In a speech to the nation on Sunday, president Kabila said that the Congolese flag will fly at half-mast on Monday and Tuesday to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on Friday night in the town of Sange, near Uvira.
Oil tanker blaze 'kills 200' in eastern Congo

BBC News - July 3, 2010

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesAt least 200 people are feared dead after an oil tanker exploded and set fire to parts of a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The truck, travelling from Tanzania, overturned in the village of Sange.
Security Council agrees to convert UN mission in DR Congo into stabilization force

UN News - May 28, 2010

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today extended the current mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by one month and agreed to transform the operation so that from then on it becomes a stabilization mission.
South Kivu Governor Resigns

Radio Okapi - April 20, 2010

Louis Léonce MuderhwaSouth Kivu province governor Louis Leonce Chirimwami Muderwa resigned on Monday after 17 months in office. Investigators from an ad hoc committee of the South Kivu Provincial Assembly had filed several grievances against the governor.
ICRC confirms release of eight staff members in South Kivu

ICRC - April 16, 2010

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe eight staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held since 9 April by an armed group operating in South Kivu province were released today in the Fizi area and handed over to ICRC personnel.







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