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Key excerpts from UN report on Rwandan army genocide in DR Congo

BBC News - August 27, 2010

Rwandan Hutu fearing reprisals flee into eastern Congo after Rwandan genocideThe systematic attacks, in particular killings and massacres perpetrated against members of the Hutu ethnic group, are described extensively in section I of the report. These attacks resulted in a very large number of victims, probably tens of thousands of members of the Hutu ethnic group, all nationalities combined.
Equateur Province Governor Bans Exports of Unprocessed Timber

Xinhua - July 7, 2010

Carving Up The CongoThe governor of Equateur province has banned the export of raw timber from his province without prior processing on site. Jean-Claude Baende urged logging companies to process timber logs on site prior to exporting them, which he said would provide work to the residents of the province.
Leader of Enyele Rebels Arrested in Equateur

Congo News Agency - May 5, 2010

Congolese refugeesThe leader of the Enyele rebels who led a surprise attack on Mbandaka in April has been arrested. Mr. Udjani was handed over to the police on Wednesday by residents of his stronghold of Dongo, where he had returned to look for new recruits.
DR Congo army regains control of Mbandaka

Xinhua - April 4, 2010

FARDC soldier in KivuTthe national army of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has regained control of the northwestern city of Mbandaka, hours after Enyele insurgents claimed to have snatched it in a surprise attack, according to the military.
Enyele rebels enter major city in Equateur province

Xinhua - April 4, 2010

Equateur Province MapEnyele rebels entered the capital of Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) on Sunday, according to provincial government sources. The insurgents of the Enyele tribe entered the city of Mbandaka by force and took the local airport, the sources reported.
Blue helmets protect thousands daily, says top UN envoy

UN News - December 28, 2009

Alan DossIn its report on the mission, Human Rights Watch “brushes aside the crucial role that MONUC plays in protecting tens of thousands of civilians every single day, often in very remote areas,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special-Representative, wrote in an op-ed in today’s The Washington Times.
DR Congo armed forces enter troubled Dongo area

Xinhua - December 15, 2009

Congolese soldiers - FARDCThe 321st special intervention battalion of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) coming from Kindu, Maniema province entered the troubled Dongo area in Equateur province, the military and UN sources confirmed late Monday.
Ban Ki-moon deplores attack on UN helicopter in DR Congo

UN News - November 27, 2009

Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the shooting attack on a United Nations helicopter on Thursday in Dongo in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that left three peacekeepers, a civilian pilot and one member of the Congolese national police wounded.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Allowed to Attend Mass for His Father in Brussels

Congo News Agency - July 7, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaFormer Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been allowed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to go to Brussels to attend a funeral mass for his father, Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona, who died last Wednesday.
Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona Dies at 67

Congo News Agency - July 3, 2009

Bemba SaolonaSenator Jeannot Bemba Saolona died on Wednesday night at the Saint-Jean hospital in Brussels. He was one of the most well-known Congolese businessmen and the father of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.







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