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54 FDLR Rebels Relocated from North Kivu to Katanga

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2010

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesOn Sunday, the Ecumenical Program for Peace, Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (PAREC) convinced 54 rebels of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and fifty of their dependents to disarm.
Mazembe, Esperance, Ahly advance in Champions League

BBC Sports - April 3, 2010

Tresor Mbutu MabiReigning African club champions TP Mazembe are through to the third round of the African Champions League after 2-0 home win over APR of Rwanda. TP Mazembe had gone into the match with a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Kigali a fortnight ago. But striker Tresor Mputu Mabi was on form, scoring both goals for the hosts who played the match in the country's capital Kinshasa.
Great Lakes countries to hold economic meeting

Xinhua - February 17, 2010

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe French ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pierre Jacquemot, announced on Tuesday that there will be a meeting in June to mobilize funds for the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL) to support Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo.
U.S. Senator Durbin Calls on Rwanda to Name Rebels Involved in Genocide

Congo News Agency - February 16, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaU.S. Senator Dick Durbin called on Rwandan authorities on Monday to publish the names of FDLR (the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) rebels suspected of involvement in the country’s 1994 genocide.
African Nations Join World Community to Help Haiti

Charles W. Corey/America.gov - January 21, 2010

Haiti mapThe Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced it is sending $2.5 million in emergency aid to help Haitian earthquake victims. DRC Information Minister Lambert Mende told the BBC, “Congo isn’t bankrupt; our own problems should not prevent us from helping a brother country.
DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi to hold meeting of chiefs of general staff

Xinhua - January 18, 2010

Didier EtumbaThe army chiefs of general staff of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda will open a meeting on Tuesday in Matadi, the provincial capital of Bas-Congo, to discuss the security situation in the sub- region, according to the military.
DR Congo says ex-rebel chief Nkunda to be extradited from Rwanda in 2010

Xinhua - January 18, 2010

Führer Laurent NKundaThe minister of communication and media for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lambert Mende Omalanga, indicated on Sunday that the problem of transferring the ex-rebel chief of the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) Laurent Nkunda will be solved in 2010.
Amnesty International: more prosecutions should follow for war crimes in the Kivus

Amnesty International - November 19, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesAmnesty International welcomes the arrest by the German authorities of Ignace Murwanashyaka, President of the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), and his deputy, Straton Musoni, on 17 November 2009 as an important step forward in addressing impunity and establishing accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in eastern DRC.
Germany arrests top Rwanda rebels

BBC News - November 17, 2009

Ignace MurwanashyakaPolice in Germany have arrested two Rwandan militia leaders on suspicion of crimes committed in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ignace Murwanashyaka, the leader of the FDLR rebel group, and his aide Straton Musoni were held on suspicion of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Congo rebel fight 'must continue'

BBC News - November 10, 2009

Olusegun ObasanjoThe UN envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged support for the government in its battle with Rwandan rebels, despite accusations of abuses. Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said an army offensive had achieved "reasonable success".







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