|Some 32,000 displaced by attack in South Kivu|
IRIN - July 20, 2005
The UN said on Tuesday that some 32,000 civilians were displaced from their homes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Kalonge Chiefdom, in Sud Kivu Province, following an attack earlier in July by Hutu Rwandans militias.
|Elections: registration proceeds despite opposition boycott|
MISNA - July 19, 2005
Over 2.5-million citizens have registered to vote since the start of the census operations on June 20, as referred by the Independent Electoral Commission of Kinshasa. Also specifying that the aim is to register all voters of the capital, 3.5-million people on a population of 6,8-m, by the beginning of August.
|Army recaptures Nyamilima village, North Kivu|
IRIN - July 13, 2005
Government troops recaptured on Tuesday the village of Nyamilima, one of three in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo held by local and Rwandan Hutu rebels, a senior army commander said.
|North kivu: violent clashes north of rutshuru between old rivals|
MISNA - July 12, 2005
Violent clashes are underway since yesterday near Nyamilima, a town north of Rutshuru (eastern Congolese province of North Kivu) and around a dozen kilometres from the border with Uganda. As referred by MISNA sources, the fighting that broke out last night is still underway.
|Donors agree to provide €85 million more for polls|
IRIN - July 12, 2005
European donors and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo committed themselves on Tuesday to provide an additional €85 million ($100 million) for democratic elections in the central African country, but officials say more money is still needed.
|Hutu rebels quit forest area under UN pressure|
IRIN - July 11, 2005
The deployment of United Nations troops has forced Rwandan rebels to withdraw from several areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, including a national park.
|Arms from Eastern Europe fueling rights abuse, Amnesty says|
IRIN - July 5, 2005
Large quantities of arms continue to flow into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fueling gross human rights abuse including killings, rape and torture, Amnesty International said in latest report released on Tuesday.
|UN troops sweep area near park to clear armed groups|
IRIN - July 5, 2005
UN troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo launched what commanders codenamed Operation Falcon Sweep on Monday to drive all armed groups from a locale in the territories of Walungu and Kabare, close to a national park in South Kivu Province, a UN military spokesman said.
|Rampaging soldiers kill nine civilians in northwestern town of Mbandaka|
IRIN - July 4, 2005
Nine people were killed on Sunday when about 100 soldiers went on the rampage to avenge the death of a comrade in Mbandaka, the largest town in Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman in the country said.
|Kinshasa: 250,000 already registered to vote|
MISNA - July 2, 2005
Over 250,000 people just in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, registered to vote in the ten days following the census. In issuing the data, the United Nations Kinshasa office spokesman Stephane Dujarric specified that the rapid registration showed support and hopes of the Congolese people in the elections.