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Security Council expresses deep concern at deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

UN News - July 23, 2007

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council this morning expressed its deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in particular in North and South Kivu, and the serious humanitarian consequences of the violent actions of foreign armed groups, especially the Forces democratiques the liberation du Rwanda (FDLR), as well as the military activities of the "mixed" brigades.
MONUC - An investigation is underway and any culprits will be immediately punished

MONUC - July 18, 2007

Monuc - KinshasaInternational news agencies and Congolese newspapers have, since last weekend, reported on information alleging that United Nations peacekeepers based in the province of North Kivu in eastern DRC were implicated in the traffic of gold with the FDLR (Forces democratiques de liberation du Rwanda) during 2005 and 2006.
UN sends team to DR Congo to probe allegations of misconduct by peacekeepers

UN News - July 13, 2007

MONUC troops in KinshasaThe United Nations announced today that it is sending a management audit team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this weekend in response to allegations of misconduct by troops serving with the world body's peacekeeping operation there.
Expelled Congolese waiting for aid

IRIN - July 11, 2007

Congo mapTens of thousands of Congolese expelled from Angola since the beginning of July have lost all their goods and have not received any help, according to NGOs.
UN envoy deplores murder of politician in volatile east

UN News - July 10, 2007

William Swing - head of Monuc in Congo-KinshasaThe senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned yesterday's murder of a local politician in the far east of the country, saying it seems to be part of an emerging pattern of assassinations of political and business leaders in that region of the vast nation.
Congo: Consolidating the Peace

International Crisis Group - July 5, 2007

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo were a milestone in the peace process but much remains to be done to consolidate the gains. A return to full-scale war is unlikely but violence in Bas-Congo and Kinshasa in early 2007 with over 400 people killed and renewed threats of war in the Kivus show the country's fragility.


UN's top rights official concerned at acquittals in military trial

UN News - July 4, 2007

Louise ArbourThe United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today voiced concern at the recent decision by a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to acquit all defendants of killings, torture and other abuses that occurred during an operation by the country's armed forces.
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.
Slain reporter: trial adjourned for further study of weapon

MISNA - June 26, 2007

Serge MahesheThe trial was adjourned until June 11 on request of the prosecutors in the trial against the two suspected killers of Serge Maheshe, the local head of staff and secretary of Radio Okapi sponsored by the UN peace mission MONUC and the Hirondelle Foundation, shot dead on June 13 in Bukavu, capital of the eastern South Kivu province of DR-Congo.
UN bolsters security measures in volatile east

UN News - June 25, 2007

MONUC troops in KinshasaThe United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is taking measures to help the authorities bolster security in the country's troubled eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, a spokesperson for the world body said today.







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