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63 Leading NGOs Press for Urgent Implementation of Goma Peace Agreement

Human Rights Watch - April 23, 2008

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the armed groups, and international parties to the Goma peace agreement should urgently implement the accord and end the horrific suffering of hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children facing brutal violence and deadly diseases in eastern Congo, 63 international and Congolese human rights and aid groups said in a joint statement today.
DR Congo and Rwanda assess progress in dealing with armed groups - UN

UN News - April 21, 2008

Alan Doss - Mbusa NyamuisiRepresentatives of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda met in New York in United Nations-chaired talks to review progress in dealing with armed groups. The Central African neighbours signed the Joint Nairobi Communiqué, under which the two nations agreed to work together against threats to peace and stability in the region.
Plan to Harness Congo River Could Double Electricity Production in Africa

VOA News - April 21, 2008

Congo River - KisanganiSeven African governments and some of the world's largest banks and construction firms are meeting in London to plan the biggest hydro-electric power project in the world. Tendai Maphosa reports from London that supporters say the $80 billion project on the Congo River could double the amount of electricity available on the African continent.
Africa plans biggest dam project

BBC News - April 21, 2008

Inga - CongoA plan to build the largest and most powerful hydroelectric dam in the world is being discussed in London. Financiers and African politicians will look at how to finance the $80bn (£40bn) cost of the Grand Inga project. The plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo would generate twice as much energy as China's Three Gorges dam.
Report: Record Number of People Displaced By Conflict And Violence

VOA News - April 17, 2008

António GuterresA new report finds 26 million people were displaced within their own countries in 2007 due to armed conflict and violence. The Norwegian Refugee Council, which has just issued its annual survey, says this is the highest number of internally displaced people ever recorded.
Death Toll Rises After Hewa Bora Airways Plane Crash in Goma

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2008

Goma plane crashAuthorities in Goma were scrambling to take care of more than 100 people injured after a Hewa Bora Airways plane crashed into a market in Goma on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 40 and more than 20 people are still missing. People were lining up at the city's morgue to find out if their loved ones were among the dead.
Photos: Hewa Bora Airways Plane Crashes in Goma

Amanileo.org - April 16, 2008

Hewa Bora Airways plane crash in Goma

UN staff among few survivors of deadly plane crash in eastern DR Congo

UN News - April 15, 2008

Hewa Bora Airways plane crash in GomaThree United Nations staff members are among only a handful of survivors from today's plane crash in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that has killed dozens of people, the UN peacekeeping mission to the country reports.
Many feared dead in DRC air crash

BBC News - April 15, 2008

Goma - CongoDozens of people are feared dead after an airliner carrying at least 60 crashed after taking off from Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. At least six survivors were pulled from the wreckage as rescuers fought a fire close to the end of the runway.
EU: There are many actions ongoing to convince the FDLR to return

MONUC - April 11, 2008

Roeland van de GeerIn an interview with Radio Okapi on Friday 11 April 2008, European Union (EU) Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Roeland van de Geer said that the EU was committed to assisting the peace process in eastern DRC, and in particular to resolving the problem of the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) armed group that are still active in eastern DRC.



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