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Death Toll Rises After Hewa Bora Airways Plane Crash in Goma

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2008

Goma plane crashAuthorities in Goma were scrambling to take care of more than 100 people injured after a Hewa Bora Airways plane crashed into a market in Goma on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 40 and more than 20 people are still missing. People were lining up at the city's morgue to find out if their loved ones were among the dead.
MONUC welcomes the success of the Goma conference and the signing of its acts of engagement

MONUC - January 24, 2008

Alan DossMONUC, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), welcomes the success of the Kivus conference on peace, security and development. One of the first concrete results is the signature of the "acts of engagement" of Goma which mark the beginning of a process intended to durably restore peace and security in the provinces of North and South Kivu in eastern DRC.
Organizers Say DRC Goma Peace Conference on Course

VOA News - January 15, 2008

Vital KamerheThe conference is being attended by members of both the National Assembly of Congo and the provincial assembly of North and South Kivu, and other leaders and civil society.
DRC National Assembly adopts decentralisation law

MONUC - January 14, 2008

Parlement - CongoOn 11 January 2007, the DRC National Assembly adopted the decentralization law, which defines the functioning of the new DRC territorial entities, or provinces. Of the 348 deputies present, the law was adopted by a very large majority of 341.
William Swing leaves Congo with a note of hope

MONUC - January 11, 2008

William SwingMr. William Lacy Swing, former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DRC, left the country this week after five years as MONUC head between July 2003 and January 2008. In a Radio Okapi interview on 8 January 2008, Mr. Swing gave an assessment of his five years at MONUC, and the challenges he faced.
Aid tops agenda as Kivus conference gets under way

IRIN - January 9, 2008

North Kivu - CongoFour days after the opening ceremony, a major conference aimed at restoring peace and stability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Kivu provinces finally got off the ground on 9 January at the University of the Great Lakes in Goma, with the region's humanitarian "catastrophe" topping the agenda.
Congo Peace Conference Suffers More Delays

VOA News - January 8, 2008

Vital KamerheA peace conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on hold until Wednesday as organizers try to cope with a large number of delegates. The conference is to bring together delegates from the government and from rebel militias that have been battling in eastern DRC since last year.
Goma: Launch of preparatory work for Kivus peace conference

MONUC - December 28, 2007

Vital KamerheThe preparatory work of the conference on peace, security and development in the Kivus was officially opened on Thursday 27 December 2007 in Goma by IEC president and conference coordinator Fr. Malu Malu. It also marked the beginning of a public awareness campaign for the conference which is scheduled from 6-14 January 2008.
DR Congo invites rebels to talks

BBC News - December 18, 2007

Congo - Rwanda borderThe Democratic Republic of Congo has announced a peace conference at the end of the month aimed at ending the conflict in the east of the country. The government says all parties in the conflict are being invited, including rebel leader Gen Laurent Nkunda.
Louise Arbour to visit Kinshasa this Sunday May 13th

MONUC - May 11, 2007

Louise ArbourThe United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour will make a five-day working visit to the DR of Congo on May 13 2007. During her visit, Ms. Arbour will meet with President Kabila and other political authorities.







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