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DR. Congo to continue military operations against Rwandese rebels

Xinhua - August 16, 2007

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will continue with military operations against elements from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), who are holing up in the east of the country, General Mayala, a regional army commander, has said.


Behind the violence in South Kivu

IRIN - August 3, 2007

South Kivu violence - CongoAs the attacks on UN staff on 1 August in Moba town demonstrated, tensions are running high in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While the protests were against rumours of UN support for the return of members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, the persistent violence in the region draws in several armed groups, local and foreign. According to latest UN figures, there are over 1.1 million displaced in eastern DRC, mainly as a result of conflict.
'Pendulum displacement' in the Kivus

IRIN - August 1, 2007

Janet Furaha - IDPJanet Furaha fled the violence in her home area of Kaniola in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) South Kivu province in May to live with relatives in Walungu, but she has often returned to tend her farm.
Security Council expresses deep concern at deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

UN News - July 23, 2007

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council this morning expressed its deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in particular in North and South Kivu, and the serious humanitarian consequences of the violent actions of foreign armed groups, especially the Forces democratiques the liberation du Rwanda (FDLR), as well as the military activities of the "mixed" brigades.
MONUC - An investigation is underway and any culprits will be immediately punished

MONUC - July 18, 2007

Monuc - KinshasaInternational news agencies and Congolese newspapers have, since last weekend, reported on information alleging that United Nations peacekeepers based in the province of North Kivu in eastern DRC were implicated in the traffic of gold with the FDLR (Forces democratiques de liberation du Rwanda) during 2005 and 2006.
Congo: Consolidating the Peace

International Crisis Group - July 5, 2007

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo were a milestone in the peace process but much remains to be done to consolidate the gains. A return to full-scale war is unlikely but violence in Bas-Congo and Kinshasa in early 2007 with over 400 people killed and renewed threats of war in the Kivus show the country's fragility.


Civilians bearing brunt of South Kivu violence

IRIN - July 4, 2007

DRC refugee campThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern over abuses against civilians, especially women and children, in South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it frequently receives reports of abductions, executions, rapes and pillage.
NGO suspends operations amid increased displacement in the east

IRIN - June 28, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaViolence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced non-governmental organisations to limit operations in some areas in North and South Kivu, officials said, even as more people are displaced.
IRC assists victims of D.R. Congo massacre

IRC - May 31, 2007

International Rescue CommitteeThe International Rescue Committee in the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing to assist thousands of people displaced by an attack late last week in the country's troubled South Kivu Province.
Secretary-General strongly condemns attacks on villagers in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

UN News - May 30, 2007

Ban Ki-moonThe Secretary-General condemns these attacks in the strongest possible terms. This latest atrocity underscores once again the need to resolve the problem of armed Congolese and foreign militia operating in the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and for the Government and the international community to work together in creating professional security forces capable of defending the security and human rights of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.







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