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Signing of Nairobi pact paves the way for peace in the Great Lakes region

Monuc - December 18, 2006

Signing of stability pact between the country of the Great Lakes - Joseph Kabila - Congo DRCWith the signing of the Nairobi pact on Friday December 15 2006 by DRC, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, it paves the way for security, stability and development in the region, after years of conflict.
UN and aid agencies appeal for $19 million to combat landmines

UN News Centre - December 15, 2006

Congo MapThe Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations officials and aid agencies have renewed an appeal for the remaining $19 million needed to help fund next year's effort to rid the country of deadly landmines left over from the bloody six-year civil war, which kill innocent people and prevent whole areas of land from being developed.
Precarious humanitarian situation in North Kivu

Monuc - December 13, 2006

Nord-KivuAt the weekly MONUC press conference this Wednesday December 13 2006, MONUC stated that the humanitarian situation in North Kivu remains 'precarious', as there are over 500,000 people internally displaced people (IDP's), representing half of the total number of IDP's in the DRC.
U.S. Congress passes Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006

U.S. Congress - December 9, 2006

Barack ObamaA bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Annan, Security Council Urge Congolese to Work Together And Welcome New President

UN News - December 7, 2006

Kofi AnnanUnited Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today stressed the need for all Congolese to work together as he congratulated Joseph Kabila on his inauguration as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the recent elections, the first democratic polls in the strife-torn country in more than 40 years.
Thousands return to eastern town of Sake

IRIN - December 6, 2006

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaAt least 15,000 people who had fled fighting in Sake, in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are returning home but without assistance, according to the local displacement returns committee.
Close to 6,000 militiamen to surrender their weapons in Ituri

Monuc - November 30, 2006

Congo-Kinshasa soldiersOn Thursday November 29, the last three Ituri armed groups signed a "comprehensive agreement for peace in Ituri", with the government, by which they agreed to surrender their weapons and to enter the process of DDR -Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration.
Army, UN troops retake Sake

IRIN - November 27, 2006

Laurent NkundaBetween 15,000 and 20,000 people have fled the eastern town of Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was seized from army dissidents by United Nations and government troops on Monday, the commander of the 8th Military Region said.
UN says it will support Congolese troops enforcing Kinshasa ultimatum if needed

UN News - November 25, 2006

Monuc - KinshasaUnited Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will support the Congolese army if needed in enforcing a 48-hour security ultimatum in the capital to remove forces loyal to the losing candidate in last month's presidential elections, the top UN envoy to the strife-torn country has said.
Dissident militias attack army

MISNA - November 25, 2006

Laurent KundaAt least three government soldiers were killed in an attack by dissident militiamen of former general Laurent Nkunda a Sake, 20 km. from Goma said the Armed Forces of the dem. Rep. of Congo (FARDC). There was also an unspecified number of wounded.







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