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UN Report Blames Ugandan Islamists for 237 Killings in DR Congo

Nick Long/VOA News - May 14, 2015

Ceremony in honor of people killed in Beni on 10.17.2014A U.N. human rights official said this week that Ugandan Islamist ADF rebels were mainly responsible for the summary executions of at least 237 civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between October and December last year. The killings were among more than 300 that have occurred since October in a series of attacks on civilians in Beni territory.
Violence in North Kivu Kills 21, Mostly Women, Children

VOA News - October 18, 2014

DRC map, North Kivu provinceOfficials said they suspected Ugandan rebels have killed at least 21 people in DRC's North Kivu province. The French news agency, AFP, reported Saturday most of the victims of the overnight attack were women and children who were hacked and clubbed to death. The assault happened 45 kilometers from the village of Beni where 26 people were killed earlier in the week.
Colonel Mamadou Ndala Is Killed in Ambush

Congo News Agency - January 2, 2014

Colonel Mamadou NdalaColonel Mamadou Moustapha Ndala, who led Congolese army soldiers on the front lines during their victory against the M23 rebels, was killed on Thursday in Beni, North Kivu province, during an ambush. According to military sources, Col. Mamadou Ndala died after a rocket hit his vehicle near the village of Mazizi.
Congo Army Killed Ugandan Rebels Commander in North Kivu - Government

Le Potentiel - August 4, 2010

Lambert MendeThe commander in chief of the Ugandan rebel ADF/NALU, colonel Katodo, was killed by the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) during operation Ruwenzori in North Kivu Province, Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Tuesday at a press conference in Kinshasa.
20,000 Flee Fighting with Ugandan Rebels in Eastern Congo

VOA News - July 14, 2010

Congo - Rwanda borderThe United Nations estimates 20,000 civilians in eastern Congo have been forced to flee their homes over the past week as violence increases along the volatile border with Uganda. The latest fighting has scattered people in the Beni region, located in the northernmost part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province.
Lubanga Witness Says He Was Paid US$200 To Tell Lies

lubangatrial.org - February 8, 2010

Thomas LubangaA witness today told the war crimes trial of Thomas Lubanga that intermediaries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) gave him US$200 as payment for convincing his nephew to give false testimony against the accused.
Official Denies Uganda Troop Presence in Congo

VOA News - February 1, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Yoweri MuseveniAn official of Uganda’s government has denied reports that its troops have entered into Beni town in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s formerly restive Kivu province. Uganda's information minister Kabakumba Masiko says there is no need for residents in the Kivu provinces to panic.
ICC: Thomas Lubanga Defence Questions Witness Credibility

IWPR - January 30, 2010

Thomas LubangaThe case for the defence in the war crimes trial of former Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga opened this week with his lawyers declaring that prosecution witnesses were coached, and that the witnesses who claimed to have been child soldiers never were.
MONUC urges Rwandan Hutu militia to disarm and return home

UN News - February 2, 2009

Goma - MONUCThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has extended an olive branch to the ethnic Rwandan Hutu militia involved in armed conflict in the east of the country, urging combatants to hand in their weapons and repatriate.
UN mission reports early success in demobilization efforts in eastern DR Congo

UN News Centre - February 12, 2007

Congo MapThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported early successes in the disarmament campaign it is carrying out around the town of Beni, close to the country's eastern border with Uganda.



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