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Plan to flush LRA out of DRC "Recipe for Impunity"

IWPR - September 25, 2007

Human rights organisations have criticised the recent deal between the Ugandan and Congolese presidents to flush out Lord's Residence Army, LRA, rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.


Refugees on the move as DR Congo fighting escalates

IWPR - September 19, 2007

Kivu - Congo - IDPsRefugees continue to flee the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as allegations emerge of Rwandan government support for ethnic Tutsi rebels. The fighting in the North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, is between government troops and the forces of dissident general Laurent Nkunda.
Report Says UK Retailers Not Doing Enough to Combat Blood Diamonds

VOA News - May 29, 2007

Blood diamonds - AfricaA new survey says that most British diamond retailers are not doing enough to combat trade in diamonds smuggled from war zones.
Amnesty:DRC stability threatened as country fails to reform army

Amnesty International - January 25, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa soldiersAmnesty International today warned that the demobilization and army reform programme currently underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risks compromising the country's entire political process and future stability.
Rape on the rise in North Kivu, as fighting displaces 70,000

IRIN - February 10, 2006

Incidents of rape have risen sharply along the Kanyabayonga-Kayna road in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu Province, where fighting between the army and renegade soldiers has displaced at least 70,000 people, according to humanitarian workers.


Arms embargo: violations in ituri, un mission points to neighbor

MISNA - July 7, 2005

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Monuc) has denounced a violation of the arms embargo by a nearby country to the detriment of stability in the northeastern part of the country.


Kampala, Kigali refute Amnesty arms traffic report

IRIN - July 7, 2005

The governments of Rwanda and Uganda have denied a recent report by the human rights NGO Amnesty International that they are involved in trafficking arms to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).





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