|Former child soldiers want revenge|
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) - August 14, 2007
|More attention is needed for the treatment of severe trauma suffered by many former child soldiers recruited to militias in northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, according to a new study.|
|Court offers unique help scheme for victims|
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) - August 8, 2007
With nearly three million euros in the bank and a mandate to spend it helping war crimes victims, André Laperriere wasn't sure what to expect when he visited Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in June.
|'Pendulum displacement' in the Kivus|
IRIN - August 1, 2007
|Janet 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.|
|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.
|Army, UN to monitor rebel move to assembly point|
IRIN - April 23, 2007
|Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) army and the United Nations will verify that Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels have assembled near the DRC-Sudan border as agreed.|
|Study: Child Soldiers Suffer from Emotional Stress for Years|
VOA News - April 20, 2007
|An international human rights group says child soldiers as young as 13 are serving in the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Human Rights Watch is urging the Congolese government to release the estimated 300 to 500 youngsters, whom they inherited when they absorbed the armies of former rebel warlords under terms of a peace plan.|
|Aid Group: Displaced Children in Great Lakes Region of Africa at Risk of Sexual Abuse|
VOA News - February 26, 2007
|The aid group World Vision is urging governments and the international community to tackle poverty and war in the Great Lakes region of Africa, where, the group says, displaced children are especially at risk of being sexually exploited. Cathy Majtenyi reports for VOA from Nairobi.|
|More than 20 UN personnel killed in 2006|
UN News Centre - January 3, 2007
|Fatal attacks against United Nations personnel last year claimed the lives of at least 22 peacekeepers and civilian staff, mostly in southern Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Haiti, Sudan, and Afghanistan, the world body's staff union said today, as it called for greater effort to bring those responsible to justice|
|ICC defers militia leader's hearing|
IRIN - June 1, 2006
The International Criminal Court will hold the confirmation hearing in the case against former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga on 28 September, three month later than the initial date set, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said.
|ICC reviewing suit against ex-president, official says|
IRIN - April 27, 2006
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is reviewing an application filed by the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) against former President Ange-Felix Patasse and four of his aides, to decide whether or not the prosecutor's office would order an inquiry into their alleged crimes, ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said.