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Hunt for LRA rebels intensifies, MONUC deploys troops to border

IRIN - November 2, 2005

The hunt for Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) intensified on Wednesday when the UN mission there, known as MONUC, deployed a team of observers to the border with Sudan and announced that it would send 150 peacekeepers by the end of the week.


First batch of ex-Mobutu soldiers return home

IRIN - November 2, 2005

After a five-year exile, some 300 soldiers of the former Zairian army who had fled to the Republic of Congo (ROC) arrived on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


UN, Congolese troops destroy rebel camps in Virunga Park

IRIN - November 1, 2005

UN and Congolese troops destroyed five rebel camps on Monday during a joint operation in the Virunga National Park, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a military spokesman for the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC), Maj Hans Reichen, said.


D.R. Congo Troops Drive Out Rwandan Rebels

VOA News - October 31, 2005

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, government troops backed by United Nations peacekeepers have begun to drive out Rwandan rebels a month after a deadline for their pullout expired.


Kinshasa team in Brazzaville to identify former soldiers

IRIN - October 31, 2005

A government team from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived on Saturday in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, to begin the identification and registration of former Congolese soldiers who served under president Mobutu Sese Seko and now want to return home.


South kivu: abductions and victims in new rwandan rebel attack

MISNA - October 28, 2005

At least two people were brutally killed with machetes and another seven were abducted by Rwandan rebels in an attack attributed to the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda), that since 1994 preside the forests of the east Democratic Republic of Congo.


UN peace mission expanded and extended until next September

UN News Service - October 28, 2005

Expressing serious concern about the continuing hostilities by militias and foreign armed groups in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the threat to elections in the country, the Security Council today extended the United Nations Organization Mission (MONUC) there until next September, with an additional 300 troops.


Region yet to discuss rebel menace

IRIN - October 28, 2005

A meeting of representatives of the governments of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda on ways of handling foreign armed groups based in northeastern DRC did not take place on Thursday in Uganda as had been announced earlier, a Ugandan government official said.


Court sentences militia leader to 15 years imprisonment

IRIN - October 28, 2005

A county court in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern town of Bunia in Ituri District sentenced a local militia leader to 15 years imprisonment on Thursday for forgery and extorting money from the public.


IMF Tells Congo to Reform Economy

VOA News - October 27, 2005

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) told the Congolese government to carry out economic reforms rather than print more money to pay civil servants who are threatening to go on strike.





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