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President Joseph Kabila meets Chinese army deputy chief of the General Staff

Xinhua - March 12, 2010

Ma XiaotianPresident Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo met here Friday with Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, to discuss the development of bilateral ties and military cooperation.
UN: 90 Rwandan Rebels Killed in Eastern DRC

VOA News - March 10, 2010

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesA United Nations official says Democratic Republic of Congo army troops have killed 90 Rwandan Hutu rebels. Madnodje Mounoubai, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo, said Wednesday that the rebels were killed during recent army operations in Congo's North and South Kivu provinces.
U.S. Special Forces Begin Training Congo Army Battalion

Congo News Agency - February 23, 2010

AfricomThe U.S. military command for Africa (Africom) has started training 1,000 Congolese troops in the eastern city of Kisangani. The $30 million training program is expected to last eight months.

Official Says MONUC Continues Help with Integrating Ex-Combatants Into Army

VOA News - February 11, 2010

Congo soldiersAn official of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) says the group has been successful in helping with the integration of tens of thousands of former combatants into Congo’s national army.
Russia gets involved in the reform of the Congolese Armed Forces

ACP - January 26, 2010

FARDCRussia has awarded thirty scholarships to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), Anatoly Klimenko, the Russian ambassador in Kinshasa, said on Tuesday after meeting with the Minister of National Defense and Veterans Affairs, Charles Muando Nsimba.

UN agency assisting thousands uprooted by insecurity in eastern DR Congo

UN News - January 26, 2010

Congo refugees - IDPsThe United Nations refugee agency said today it is assisting over 100,000 civilians who have fled eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months due to the ongoing military offensive against Hutu militants and banditry by armed groups.
Peacekeepers Plan Operation Amani Leo with FARDC in North Kivu

MONUC - January 19, 2010

Babacar GayeSenior military leaders from the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUC, have been meeting their counterparts in the Congolese Army, the FARDC, to plan Operation Amani Leo. Amani Leo, which means ‘Peace Today’, began at the start of the month.
DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi to hold meeting of chiefs of general staff

Xinhua - January 18, 2010

Didier EtumbaThe army chiefs of general staff of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda will open a meeting on Tuesday in Matadi, the provincial capital of Bas-Congo, to discuss the security situation in the sub- region, according to the military.
MONUC outlines cooperation with FARDC in Operation Amani Leo

MONUC - January 7, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in GomaThe Operation's principal objectives are to protect civilian populations, clear strategic areas of negative forces, hold territory liberated from FDLR control, and assist in restoring State authority in these zones. The Special Representative also informed the Council that Operation Amani Leo would include preventive interventions aimed at stopping the FDLR from regrouping and attacking civilian populations and re-occupying major mining areas.
DR Congo launches 'Amani Leo' military operation

Xinhua - January 2, 2010

Congo FARDC soldiersThe Democratic Republic of Congo has ended the "Kimia 2" operation in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces and launched "Amani Leo" (a Kiswahili word for "peace today"), according to the military. Kimia 2 has already achieved its objectives with nearly 5,000 combatants of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) neutralized by the FARDC with the logistical support from the UN mission in DR Congo (MONUC).







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