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DRC civil society underline the need for strong political leadership

MONUC - April 13, 2007

Congo KinshasaA civil society and religious organizations committee workshop on the DRC government's programme took place in Kinshasa from 11 to 12 April 2007, with the collaboration of MONUC and other development partners, with the aim of underlining governmental and political responsibility in the DRC.
Senator Bemba leaves for Portugal

MONUC - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaSenator J.P. Bemba, who was finally authorised to go to Portugal for medical treatment, left Kinshasa this Wednesday morning 11 April 2007 at 2am in his private Boeing 727, accompanied by his wife and five children.
After violence in Kinshasa, senator Bemba takes off for Portugal

MISNA - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaToday at 2:00a.m. local time, Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba, who has been at the South African Embassy since the tragic events of March 22-24, departed from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for Portugal to receive medical treatment.
FNI militia leader Peter Karim surrenders to DRC government

MONUC - April 9, 2007

Peter KarimPeter Karim, commander of the last remaining Ituri militia group - the FNI - surrendered to the DRC government with seven of his officers on Saturday 7 April 2007 at Kpandroma, 90 kilometres north east of district capital Bunia.
UN mission says opposition forces in DR Congo have disarmed, awaiting handover

UN News Service - April 5, 2007

Monuc soldier in Kinshasa CongoAfter clashing violently with Government troops in the capital Kinshasa last month, opposition forces and their dependents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) currently under United Nations protection have disarmed, the world body's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) said today.
The fight against landmines in the DRC is a 'moral imperative'

MONUC - April 5, 2007

MONUC soldiers in CongoWorld Mine Action day was celebrated in Kinshasa on Wednesday April 4 2007. Many speakers explained the dangers that anti personnel mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) pose to the Congolese population and the development of the country, as well as underlining the challenges that lie ahead in this fight in the DRC.
MONUC: One must not establish a climate of persecution against the opposition

MONUC - April 4, 2007

Monuc - Congo KinshasaDuring the weekly press conference of April 4 2007, MONUC deplored the acts of intimidation and threats of March 22 and 23 last, aimed at many opposition members, including those considered to be associated to the MLC- Mr. Bemba’s political party.
Security Council underlines need for national reconciliation in DR Congo

UN News Service - April 3, 2007

Emyr Jones ParryCalling for a shared commitment from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) authorities and political parties to national reconciliation, the Security Council today deplored the recent wave of deadly violence in the African country's capital and urged all sides to resolve their difference through dialogue.
MACC: After the Kinshasa conflict, we have found over 20 items of unexploded ordnance

MONUC - March 29, 2007

MAAC - MONUCAfter the two day Kinshasa conflict of March 22 to 24 2007, there are some unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the city. The Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC) appeals to the people of Kinshasa not to 'touch any object they find'. We spoke to MACC director Harouna Ouedrago who explained the risks of UXO, as well as the objectives of their work.
Opposition militias join army in Equateur province

IRIN - March 29, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaMilitias loyal to opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba have been integrated into the national army in Equateur province, in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations officials said.







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