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Bilateral meeting held between DRC and Ugandan Defence Ministers

MONUC - January 31, 2008

Congolese and Ugandan officialsAs a follow up of the Ngurdoto-Tanzania Agreement signed on 8 September 2007, between H.E President Yoweri Museveni of the Republic of Uganda and H.E President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the decisions of the Fifth Session of the Uganda-DRC Joint Permanent Commission (JPC), the Ministerial meeting on Defence and security of the two countries, was held on 28-30 January 2008 in Beni, DRC.
Nkunda's rebel group spells out demands

IRIN - January 16, 2008

Goma Idp campThe insurgency led by dissident general Laurent Nkunda in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spelt out its demands at a peace conference to end the conflict in the troubled North and South Kivu provinces in the east, where, according to the UN, insecurity and human rights abuses have displaced at least half a million people in the past 12 months.
Government and rebel groups meet to discuss peace

IRIN - January 7, 2008

Goma MapAn eight-day conference aimed at bringing peace to the troubled Kivus region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has opened in the North Kivu capital of Goma. Representatives from the government, armed groups, civil society and different ethnic groups are attending the talks at the Université Libre des Grands Lacs. However, the failure of Congolese President Joseph Kabila and rebel leader Laurent Nkunda to attend the conference has raised serious doubts about its effectiveness.
DR Congo threatens war on rebels

BBC News - November 23, 2007

Congo soldiersThe head of the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo says he has given up all hope of a peaceful solution to the conflict in eastern Congo.
The deserted village - a casualty of North Kivu's continuing conflict

IRIN - November 22, 2007

IDP in North Kivu - CongoIt may only be a short walk from its bustling neighbour Sake, but Kimoka is a ghost town. Homes are abandoned, the school is deserted and the brand new church empty. Light streams in through the open door onto huge leather drums beside the pulpit. When the congregation fled, the drums became redundant. Now the only percussion comes from the small arms fire echoing through the mountains.
DRC And Nkunda Have Agreed On a Fragile Cease-Fire

VOA News - September 9, 2007

After days of heavy fighting between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and renegade General Laurent Nkunda, the two sides reached an agreement on Thursday (9-6-07) to observe a cease-fire. The two sides have reportedly agreed to solve their differences through dialogue.


Rebel group attacks gov't troops, takes control of Rubaya district in E. DRC

Xinhua - August 30, 2007

Laurent NkundaDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 's district of Rubaya in the region of Masisi in the eastern province of North-Kivu has been taken over by troops loyal to renegade general Laurent Nkunda after fierce clashes with DRC armed forces (FARDC), according to sources.
NGO suspends operations amid increased displacement in the east

IRIN - June 28, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaViolence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced non-governmental organisations to limit operations in some areas in North and South Kivu, officials said, even as more people are displaced.
Dissident general wants his troops in national army

IRIN - January 23, 2007

General Nkunda in masisi - CongoLaurent Nkunda, the dissident army general, agreed to participate in talks with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on two conditions: that troops loyal to him be integrated into the national army; and that the government ensure the protection and rights of all Kinyarwanda-speakers, most of whom live in eastern Congo.







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