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W.Swing: An expensive peace is better than any war

MONUC - September 21, 2007

William SwingOn International Peace Day this Friday 21 September 2007, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for the DRC William Swing explains the significance of the day for MONUC and the DRC, and his hopes for the future of the country.
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.
The Congolese government will not negotiate with Laurent Nkunda

MONUC - September 17, 2007

Laurent KundaThe Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Alain Lubamba, reiterated the Congolese government's position on dissident General Laurent Nkunda on Saturday 15 September 2007, when he gave a speech on diplomatic accreditation in the DRC.
DR Congo discovers mass graves in area formerly under renegade general

Xinhua - September 14, 2007

General Nkunda in masisi - CongoThree mass graves have been discovered in an area where fighters loyal to Laurent Nkunda, a renegade general in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been engaged in fighting with government forces and rebel groups.
Military Escalation Likely in DRC Say Analysts

VOA News - September 14, 2007

The United Nations says Congolese president Joseph Kabila's latest comments on getting rebel forces to join the army marked a positive step towards bringing peace to the volatile North Kivu region, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks. Mr. Kabila called on the rebel fighters to rejoin the national army and said he would hold talks to solve the conflict in Kivu.


DRC Rebel Leader Nkunda Says Ready to Join Army

VOA News - September 14, 2007

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the leader of the rebel National Congress for the People's Defense, General Laurent Nkunda said his forces are ready to join the national army after their demands are met. This follows threats by DRC President Joseph Kabila for renegade soldiers in eastern Congo to rejoin the national army or face forcible disarmament.


Call to address sexual violence in the east

IRIN - September 14, 2007

Congo rape victimThe international community must take urgent action to eliminate rampant sexual violence in war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for AIDS in Africa, has said.
Ebola virus outbreak in central DR Congo claims 160 lives

UN News - September 12, 2007

Kasai OccidentalAt least 160 people have died in an outbreak of the highly lethal haemorrhagic Ebola virus in the centre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, announcing that it is rushing medical and supplies to the region to try to contain the disease.
PNC: The restoration of state authority remains a priority

MONUC - September 12, 2007

John NumbiNational Congolese Police (PNC) chief Lieutenant General John Numbi said on his recent appointment that the PNC was going to do all to implement and restore state authority, in accordance with his new mandate. What are the measures being taken to ensure law and order and the security of the population and their property in Kinshasa? In an interview, John Numbi gives detailed answers on these and many other issues that face the PNC today.







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