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DR Congo deports genocide suspect

BBC News - September 20, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesCongolese Communication Minister Lambert Mende used the example of Mr Ndahimana to renew calls that Rwanda send Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda to Kinshasa to face trial.
Restoration of DRC-Uganda Ties Shows New Regional Cooperation

VOA News - August 31, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Yoweri MuseveniThe reinstatement of full diplomatic ties last week between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the latest development signaling a new era in the region's politics, following the DRC's recent willingness to cooperate militarily with its easterly neighbors.  Rwanda and the DRC similarly restored full relations in July.
350 Rwandan Hutu militiamen killed during Operation Kimia II in South Kivu province

Radio Okapi - August 29, 2009

FARDC soldier in KivuThe Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) have either killed or captured 500 Rwandan Hutu militiamen (FDLR) in South Kivu province since launching Operation Kimia II last month.
Ban Ki-moon welcomes summit between leaders of DR Congo and Rwanda

UN News - August 7, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday’s summit between the leaders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, the first official bilateral meeting since the neighbouring African nations broke off official ties more than one decade ago.
'New era' for DR Congo and Rwanda

BBC News - August 6, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaThe leaders of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo have pledged to boost economic and security ties, hailing an "all new era" after a rare meeting. The talks took place 13 years after the neighbours broke diplomatic relations.
DR Congo troops take Rwandan rebels' command headquarter in South Kivu province

Xinhua - July 29, 2009

Congo soldiersDR Congo government troops have captured the command headquarter of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an anti-government group, in Kashindaba, a military commander declared on Wednesday.
Record number of former Hutu rebels leaves DR Congo - UN mission

UN News - June 19, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesA record number of former Hutu rebels left the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for their home in Rwanda this week, the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the DRC reported today.
U.S. diplomat to COMESA believes customs union to help Africa rebound in world economic crisis

Xinhua - June 6, 2009

Comesa mapA U.S. diplomatic representative to COMESA was confident about the upcoming establishment of COMESA customs union, saying it would help African nations, especially members of the bloc, revive in the global economic crisis.
New Report to Detail Failed Military Operation Against Hutu Rebels

VOA News - April 29, 2009

John NumbiA new report expected to be released Wednesday describes the joint military operation of Congo and Rwanda to flush out Rwandan Hutu rebels from the Democratic Republic of Congo as a failure. The report says the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels are still attacking ordinary Congolese despite the offensive against them.
Surrenders of Rwandan rebels in eastern DR Congo ramp up, UN says

UN News - April 27, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe number of Rwandans laying down their arms and leaving militias that terrorize civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has multiplied four-fold on a monthly basis compared to last year, the United Nations reported today.







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