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UN envoy to launch dialogue between Government and rebels

UN News - December 5, 2008

Olusegun ObasanjoSet to kick off on Monday, the talks will be facilitated by Olusegun Obasanjo, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on the Great Lakes Region and former Nigerian president, and Benjamin Mkapa, representing the African Union (AU) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes (ICGLR), who is also the former president of Tanzania.
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Investigating Laurent Nkunda and CNDP for War Crimes

ICC - November 4, 2008

Bosco NtagandaThe Prosecutor again urges all actors, including regional and international organizations, to support and work together with the DRC authorities, in particular in the execution of the arrest warrant issued by the ICC against Bosco Ntaganda.  He plays an active role in the current conflict in North Kivu as the chief of staff of Laurent Nkunda's Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP), and in this context, is accused of participating in the ongoing commission of crimes.
Security Council alarmed at resurgent violence in eastern DR Congo

UN News - October 21, 2008

Zhang YesuiThe Council strongly condemns the continuing recruitment and use of children by armed groups as well as the continued prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence… It urges all parties to comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, human rights law and refugee law.
U.S. opposes statements made by Nkunda, and those who seek instability

U.S. Department of State - October 6, 2008

US State DepartmentThe United States condemns and rejects the statements made by General Nkunda, leader of the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), claiming the CNDP intends to overthrow the elected and universally recognized Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (GDRC). The U.S. calls on the international community to support the GDRC as it works to consolidate its democracy and capacity to govern justly its entire territory. The U.S. opposes all those who seek to foment instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
For an effective and credible MONUC

EurAc - September 28, 2008

Alan DossSince 28 August Laurent Nkunda's CNDP has launched several offensives against positions held by the army, the FARDC, thus violating the "Acte d'engagement à la paix" he signed in January 2008. These attacks have aggravated the humanitarian situation in North Kivu, causing the displacement of a further 100.000 people.
United States condemns renewed fighting, calls for cessation of hostilities

U.S. Department of State - September 23, 2008

US State DepartmentThe United States condemns the renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and calls on all parties to cease hostilities immediately, accept the disengagement plan put forth by the U.N. Mission in the Congo, and recommit themselves to full participation in the Amani process. In addition, the U.S. calls on all parties to the Nairobi Communiqué and the Goma Agreement to move quickly to fulfill those commitments.
Alarm-bells ring at upsurge in fighting

IWPR - September 8, 2008

Congo soldiersEastern Congo's fragile peace process is again in crisis as fighting between rebels and the army pushes the region closer to all-out war. Observers say armed groups on all sides are digging in after clashes between the Congolese army and fighters loyal to Laurent Nkunda, the head of the Congress for the Defence of the Congolese People, CNDP.
Congo groups 're-arming' in east

BBC News - August 1, 2008

Laurent NkundaGovernment forces and rebel troops are rearming and recruiting for conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the BBC has learned. US and European Union officials are warning the situation is increasingly tense despite a January peace deal.
Human Rights Watch: Peace Accord Fails to End Killing of Civilians

Human Rights Watch - July 21, 2008

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe killing and rape of civilians in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues at a horrifying rate despite the signing of a peace accord six months ago, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement was supposed to stop such attacks.
Secuirity Council Delegation Meets Congo President Kabila

VOA News - June 7, 2008

Jean-Maurice RipertThe U.N. Security Council says Congo's president has a vision for his country that includes improving security through the disarming of rebel groups and holding talks with them to bring lasting peace to his country. Council members met with President Joseph Kabila in Congo Saturday at his presidential palace.

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