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Top UN officials urge inquiry into killing of Congolese human rights activist

UN News Centre - June 3, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaUN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Philip Alston and Alan Doss, the head of the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), have all issued statements condemning the murder of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.
Leading Human Rights Activist Found Dead in Congo

Amnesty International USA - June 2, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaFloribert Chebeya has been arrested and harassed by the authorities in the past but it seems he may have paid the ultimate price for his valuable work. He was the executive director of one of Congo’s largest human rights organizations, Voix des Sans Voix (VSV), and of the national network of human rights groups.
UN to reduce DR Congo peace force

BBC News - May 28, 2010

MONUCThe UN Security Council has voted to authorise the withdrawal of up to 2,000 peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo by 30 June. However, it has delayed a decision on the full withdrawal of its 20,500-strong force, as sought by Congolese President Joseph Kabila, to next year.
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.
Leader of Enyele Rebels Arrested in Equateur

Congo News Agency - May 5, 2010

Congolese refugeesThe leader of the Enyele rebels who led a surprise attack on Mbandaka in April has been arrested. Mr. Udjani was handed over to the police on Wednesday by residents of his stronghold of Dongo, where he had returned to look for new recruits.
Enyele rebels enter major city in Equateur province

Xinhua - April 4, 2010

Equateur Province MapEnyele rebels entered the capital of Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) on Sunday, according to provincial government sources. The insurgents of the Enyele tribe entered the city of Mbandaka by force and took the local airport, the sources reported.
African Nations Join World Community to Help Haiti

Charles W. Corey/America.gov - January 21, 2010

Haiti mapThe Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced it is sending $2.5 million in emergency aid to help Haitian earthquake victims. DRC Information Minister Lambert Mende told the BBC, “Congo isn’t bankrupt; our own problems should not prevent us from helping a brother country.
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.
Blue helmets protect thousands daily, says top UN envoy

UN News - December 28, 2009

Alan DossIn its report on the mission, Human Rights Watch “brushes aside the crucial role that MONUC plays in protecting tens of thousands of civilians every single day, often in very remote areas,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special-Representative, wrote in an op-ed in today’s The Washington Times.
FDLR rebels resort to abductions in North Kivu

Xinhua - December 15, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesMembers of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have kidnapped at least four people since last week in the Nyamilima area, about 100 km from Goma, the capital of North-Kivu province. Local media said the battered Rwandan rebels were resorting to abductions for ransoms of between 300 U. S. dollars and 1,000 dollars from the families of the victims.







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