|ICC Prosecutor Seeks New Charges Against Ntaganda, FDLR Leader
International Criminal Court - May 14, 2012
|The Office of the Prosecutor has requested two new arrest warrants. The first one relates to Bosco Ntaganda for the crimes committed as a top commander of Thomas Lubanga's militia, the UPC/FPLC. The second was filed against a leader of one of the most active militia in the Kivu provinces, Sylvestre Mudacumura, the Supreme Commander of the FDLR-FOCA.
|UN DR Congo Report Exposes Grave Crimes
Human Rights Watch - October 1, 2010
|On October 1, 2010, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published the report of its human rights mapping exercise on Congo. United Nations members should make a concerted international effort to initiate judicial investigations into grave human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo documented by the UN and bring those responsible to justice.
|US Calls for Accountability after UN Report on Atrocities in DR Congo
U.S. Department of State/Philip J. Crowley - October 1, 2010
|As we contemplate the contents of the report, it is crucially important that we remain focused on the tens of thousands of victims in the DRC. Accountability is an important step toward ensuring that further such incidents do not occur. The United States is firmly committed to helping the DRC and other nations in the region take positive steps to end the corrosive cycle of violence and impunity.
|Global Witness uncovers foreign companies' links to Congo violence
Global Witness - July 21, 2009
|European and Asian companies, including Bangkok-based THAISARCO (a subsidiary of British metals group AMC), UK-based Afrimex, and Belgium-based Trademet have been buying minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that are funding armed groups and fuelling conflict, said Global Witness in a report published today.
|Mineral firms 'fuel Congo unrest'
BBC News - July 21, 2009
|Western mineral firms are fuelling violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo by failing to check where their raw materials come from, activists say. Global Witness says companies sourcing minerals used in electronic gadgets are buying them from traders who finance rebel and government troops.
|SADC standby forces ready to intervene in DR Congo, Madagascar
XINHUA - February 23, 2009
|The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Brigade is ready to intervene in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and Madagascar in order to restore peace and stability in the two countries, Angola's official news agency ANGOP reported on Monday.
|Hell on earth - systematic rape in Eastern Congo
The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (JHA) - August 10, 2007
Often the women are kidnapped while working in the fields or on the way to fetch water, food or firewood. Often kidnappings occur during raids of villages by armed attackers, who often come in groups of two to five.The victims are taken from the villages into the forest where they are held captive and are gang raped for days or months.