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Peacekeepers, Congo Army to Resume Joint Fight Against Rwandan Rebels

VOA News - January 28, 2016

Tanzanian special forces, part of MONUSCO, in Sake, North KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission said, beefing up efforts to root out one of the region's most notorious rebel groups.
Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections

UN News Centre - October 7, 2015

Election day in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 28 November 2011. Photo: MONUSCOThe top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
UN Report Blames Ugandan Islamists for 237 Killings in DR Congo

Nick Long/VOA News - May 14, 2015

Ceremony in honor of people killed in Beni on 10.17.2014A U.N. human rights official said this week that Ugandan Islamist ADF rebels were mainly responsible for the summary executions of at least 237 civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between October and December last year. The killings were among more than 300 that have occurred since October in a series of attacks on civilians in Beni territory.
Rights Groups: DR Congo Must Free Pro-democracy Activists

Anne Look/VOA News - April 13, 2015

President Joseph Kabila votes on Monday, November 28, 2011West African civil society and human rights groups said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has kept at least eight pro-democracy activists in secret detention for almost a month. The groups told reporters in Dakar Monday that the Congolese activists must either be formally charged before a judge or immediately released.
Denis Mukwege Wins Sakharov Prize 2014

European Parliament - October 21, 2014

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1998, when a war took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where today he still treats victims of sexual violence who have sustained serious injuries.
Senior UN officials urge Brazzaville to halt expulsion of DR Congo nationals

UN News Centre - May 26, 2014

Congolese families deported from Brazzaville arrive in KinshasaSenior United Nations officials today demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stop expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations.
Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force in DR Congo for one year

UN News Center - March 28, 2014

Elements of the Malawi contingent of the Intervention Brigade on a joint patrol with Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/Sylvain LiechtiThe Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.
U.S. Treasury Department Sanctions M23 Rebel Leader

U.S. Department of the Treasury - November 13, 2012

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012"Sultani Makenga is responsible for extensive atrocities against the population in the DRC, including the recruitment of child soldiers, and campaigns of violence against civilians," said Adam J. Szubin, the Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
U.S. Tells Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo

Congo News Agency - July 2, 2012

Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the United States Department of StateThe U.S. has “asked Rwanda to halt and prevent” the support to rebels in DR Congo from its territory after a U.N. report said that top Rwandan officials have provided weapons, ammunitions and men to a new rebellion led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.
Kagame Is A Problem for The U.S. and The U.K.

Congo News Agency - June 23, 2012

Rwanda's President Paul KagameRights groups are increasingly appalled at the support Mr. Kagame has continued to receive from those who claim to be the leading defenders of human rights around the world, while at the same time providing support and cover for a man many consider a dictator involved in war crimes across the border in eastern Congo.







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