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Thousands flee LRA attacks in northeast

IRIN - May 29, 2009

Children in CongoFresh attacks by Ugandan rebels in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo have displaced more than 12,000 civilians, according to aid officials. The Lord's Resistance Army burned a dozen houses, stole sheeting provided by aid workers, as well as clothes. They even kidnapped some people," said Aroon Sambia, head of civil society in Dungu territory.
UNICEF: Grave violations of children's rights during armed conflicts must end

Xinhua - April 30, 2009

Congo child soldiersThe UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday joined the call of UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon for an end to the recruitment and sexual exploitation of children by armed groups in theaters of conflict.
UN chief demands justice in name of child soldiers and victims of sexual abuse

Xinhua - April 30, 2009

Ban Ki-moonThe recruitment and sexual exploitation of children by armed groups in conflict zones is a threat to international peace and security, and violators must be brought to justice, UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told an open Security Council debate here on Wednesday.
UN complains of Congo troop delay

BBC News - April 8, 2009

Goma - MONUCThe UN force chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has complained there is still no sign of 3,000 peacekeepers approved by the UN five months ago. Alan Doss told the BBC his force was overstretched and unable to respond effectively to outbreaks of violence.
Ugandan army withdraws from DR Congo

XINHUA - March 15, 2009

Joseph KonyThe first batch of about 400 Ugandan soldiers withdrawing from the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) arrived at Entebbe airport on Sunday evening, marking the end of a three month joint military operation to hunt down Ugandan rebels.
Ugandan army begins Congo pullout

BBC News - March 15, 2009

Oriental Province - KisanganiUganda has begun withdrawing soldiers sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo in December to pursue Lord's Resistance Army rebels. They have been engaged in a joint operation alongside DR Congo government forces and south Sudanese forces to end brutal LRA attacks on civilians.
Signs of Progress Reported in Congo Peace Negotiations

VOA News - February 23, 2009

NairobiNegotiators between the Congolese government and a rebel group in the country's east have reached a preliminary agreement, after talks in the eastern town of Goma. Neither side has released details of the discussion, which would only set the stage for future peace negotiations.







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