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Return of Hutu Militias Sparks 100,000 New Displacements in Eastern Congo

VOA News - April 27, 2009

Congo refugeesA resumption of fighting in lands in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo previously claimed by rebel Hutu militias has added more than 100,000 newly displaced people to Congo's swollen itinerant rolls in the past two months.
North-Kivu: over 100,000 uprooted in latest wave of rebel attacks, says UN

UN News - April 22, 2009

Congo refugees - IDPsRebel attacks in recent weeks have forced more than 100,000 people from their homes in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
DR Congo, Rwanda and UNHCR discuss returns

UNHCR - April 17, 2009

Refugees return homeUNHCR is encouraged by the strong desire of the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to have their nationals who are now refugees in their respective countries return home. Officials of the two countries met in Goma in eastern DRC to discuss the first steps in the return of their nationals, estimated at more than 150,000. The two-day tripartite gathering, which ended yesterday, was facilitated by UNHCR.
UN complains of Congo troop delay

BBC News - April 8, 2009

Goma - MONUCThe UN force chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has complained there is still no sign of 3,000 peacekeepers approved by the UN five months ago. Alan Doss told the BBC his force was overstretched and unable to respond effectively to outbreaks of violence.
Sarkozy Praises Congolese, Rwandan, Ugandan Military Cooperation

VOA News - March 26, 2009

Nicolas SarkozyFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy said it is time for new momentum in cooperation between the Democratic Republic of Congo and its eastern neighbors to resolve years of conflict in the troubled Great Lakes region.
Rwanda troops withdraw from Congo

BBC News - February 25, 2009

Congo - Rwanda borderThousands of Rwandan troops have started to leave Democratic Republic of Congo five weeks after they crossed the border to attack Hutu rebels. A ceremony has been held in the main eastern Congolese city of Goma, to mark their withdrawal.
DR Congo says foreign troops to pull back

XINHUA - February 22, 2009

Congo-Kinshasa - Goma - SakeRwanda, Uganda and southern Sudan will withdraw their troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) next week after joint operations against insurgency in the war-torn central African country, the government announced here on Saturday.
DR Congo, Rwanda accomplish 65% of joint military operation

XINHUA - February 15, 2009

Congolese soldiersThe joint forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and Rwanda have accomplished 65 percent of the military operation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, dealing a heavy blow to the insurgency, according to the Congolese government. Communication Minister Lambert Mende unveiled the achievements in the capital Kinshasa at a press conference, saying the government is totally satisfied with the joint military operation which has not caused any civilian casualties.
Air Raid Kills Hutu Militia in DRC

VOA News - February 13, 2009

North Kivu MapArmy officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say an air raid has killed more than 40 Rwandan Hutu rebels. The Thursday strike on the camp where leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda were meeting also wounded several other rebels.
DRC Army Integrates Over 6,000 Rebels

VOA News - January 29, 2009

Bosco NtagandaAt the ceremony, former rebel military commander Bosco Ntaganda was named second-in-command of the joint military brigades. An international mediation group headed by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo walked out of the ceremony in protest. Ntaganda is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of using child soldiers during hostilities in Congo's Ituri province in 2002 and 2003.







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