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Third Congo Warlord to Face Justice

IWPR - February 7, 2008

Mathieu NgudjoloHuman rights groups hope the arrest of a former rebel leader from the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, will lead international prosecutors higher up the chain to other military and civilian leaders accusing of committing atrocities in local wars. Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, the former leader of the militia group called the National Integrationist Front, FNI, was arrested by the DRC authorities in the capital Kinshasa on February 6 and transferred immediately to the custody of the International Criminal Court, ICC. He arrived at the war crimes court's headquarters the following day.
Aru: Congolese flag flies again in Kengezi base

MONUC - February 6, 2008

MONUCAfter a successful meeting held in southern Sudan on 2 February 2008, between the governor of Orientale province, Medard Autsai Asenga, and his Sudanese counterpart of the Province of Central Equateur, Major General Clément Wani Konga, an agreement was concluded to put an end to an old frontier conflict, exacerbated by the incidents of 24January last in Kengezi base.
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.
Goma: MONUC supporting the FARDC for peace conference security

MONUC - January 2, 2008

MONUC press conference in DR CongoAt its weekly press conference of 2 January 2008, MONUC stated that DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) battalions were transported by helicopter in the past week to North-Kivu to ensure the security of the Goma peace conference, envisaged for 6 January. The mission also supplied isolated FARDC units, and those wounded were evacuated to Goma.
North Kivu: Inauguration of new military operations centre

MONUC - December 31, 2007

FARDC - GomaA new military operations centre for the FARDC (DRC Armed Forces) 8th military region was inaugurated in Goma in North Kivu province on 29 December 2007. The centre, which was financed by the FARDC and built by MONUC's Blue Helmets, is another testament to the support that MONUC brings to the FARDC in the restoration of peace in eastern DRC.
DR Congo army in rebel offensive

BBC News - December 3, 2007

Cong soldiers in Ituri - North KivuThe Democratic Republic of Congo's army has launched an attack against rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, using helicopter gunships and heavy artillery.
UN trains Congolese traffic police in Ituri

UN News - November 25, 2007

UN Peacekeepers in CongoAiming to reduce traffic accidents and foster respect for the rules of the road, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has completed training of nearly 50 police officers in Ituri province.
MONUC: Mobile operational bases aid refugee return in eastern DRC

MONUC - November 21, 2007

MONUC press conference in DR CongoNearly 3,000 households that were displaced between February and September 2007, following confrontations between the FARDC and the militia of the FNI, have now returned to their homes.
UN inquiry opens into sexual abuse allegations against peacekeeper

UN News - November 19, 2007

UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that an independent investigation has begun into allegations of violent sexual abuse by a soldier serving with the force in the troubled northeast of the country.
Ex-militiaman jailed for life for murder of UN observers

IRIN - November 14, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoA court in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has found a former militiaman guilty of the 2003 murder of two UN military observers and sentenced him to life in prison.







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