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Army calls on rebels to integrate

IRIN - September 29, 2007

Laurent NkundaThe Congolese army has launched an appeal for militias loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda, as well as other combatants and armed groups in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to be integrated into the army or be demobilised.
North Kivu: More than 10,000 displaced after latest clashes

MONUC - September 6, 2007

MONUC Press ConferenceAt its weekly press conference on Wednesday 5 September 2007, MONUC underlined its concern with the security situation in North Kivu province in eastern DRC since 27 August last, where clashes in Masisi and Rutshuru between the FARDC and dissident General Laurent Nkunda's forces have left more than 10,000 people displaced.
Newly internally displaced people flee rising tensions and insecurity

UNHCR - August 31, 2007

Kivu - Congo - IDPsThousands of newly internally displaced people are fleeing rising tensions and insecurity in the Masisi and Rutshuru districts of North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The population of one of the makeshift camps at Mugunga, some 15 kilometers west of Goma, has doubled over the past three weeks, according to those staying there. Just four weeks ago, Mugunga hosted an estimated 9,000 internally displaced persons. Today, there are some 18,000.
Congolese population influx into Uganda

OCHA - August 29, 2007

Congo - Uganda mapOn Tuesday 21 August some 10,000 displaced Congolese crossed the border from Rutshuru area in eastern DRC's north Kivu province into the Ugandan district of Kisoro in southwestern Uganda. While the majority numbering approximately 8,500 persons had returned home two days later on 23 August, approximately 1,500 Congolese remained in Uganda, the majority of them being women and children.
UN peacekeepers caught up in continuing unrest in North Kivu

IRIN - August 23, 2007

UN peacekeepers in CongoInstability in the Rusthuru region of North Kivu, which included an attack on UN peacekeepers, caused the temporary displacement of more than 10,000 people, officials said.
MONUC - An investigation is underway and any culprits will be immediately punished

MONUC - July 18, 2007

Monuc - KinshasaInternational news agencies and Congolese newspapers have, since last weekend, reported on information alleging that United Nations peacekeepers based in the province of North Kivu in eastern DRC were implicated in the traffic of gold with the FDLR (Forces democratiques de liberation du Rwanda) during 2005 and 2006.
NGO suspends operations amid increased displacement in the east

IRIN - June 28, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaViolence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced non-governmental organisations to limit operations in some areas in North and South Kivu, officials said, even as more people are displaced.
Thousands more flee ongoing clashes in Kivu

IRIN - May 24, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaAt least 40 children are among thousands of newly displaced civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing ongoing clashes between Congolese armed forces and Rwandan rebels, officials said.
Dozens killed in army operation against Rwandan rebels

IRIN - May 4, 2007

Congo child soldiersDozens of Rwandan rebels have been killed in heavy fighting with government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) eastern North Kivu province since Wednesday, a senior military officer said.







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