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EU: There are many actions ongoing to convince the FDLR to return

MONUC - April 11, 2008

Roeland van de GeerIn an interview with Radio Okapi on Friday 11 April 2008, European Union (EU) Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Roeland van de Geer said that the EU was committed to assisting the peace process in eastern DRC, and in particular to resolving the problem of the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) armed group that are still active in eastern DRC.
Round table talks on DRC Security Sector Reform

MONUC - February 26, 2008

Denis KalumeThe opening ceremony of two days of round table talks on the DRC Security Sector Reform, which aims at a reform of the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) and the National Congolese Police (PNC), was held in Kinshasa on 25 February 2008.
North Kivu: Mr. Doss welcomes the progress achieved in the follow up of the Goma conference

MONUC - February 11, 2008

Alan Doss - MONUCMr. Alan Doss, the Special representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC, accompanied by MONUC Force commander General Babacar Gaye, paid a visit to Goma on Saturday 9 February 2008, in order to make a progress report on the follow-up of the Goma conference. He welcomed the progress achieved and called on all armed groups to respect the act of engagement.
Visit of UK representatives to Mbandaka

MONUC - January 29, 2008

UK representatives in MbandakaMr. Barry Gardiner, the special envoy of the British Prime Minister, visited Mbandaka from 23-24 January 2008, accompanied by the Congolese minister for the Environment Jose Endondo and the UK Ambassador in the DRC Nick Kay.
Eastern Congo peace deal signed

BBC News - January 23, 2008

Goma peace deal is signedA peace pact has been signed in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by the government and armed groups. Dissident rebel Gen Laurent Nkunda and pro-government Mai Mai militia finally agreed to sign after long negotiations.
East DR Congo peace deal 'close'

BBC - January 21, 2008

Congo - Rwanda borderTalks on the future of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are coming to an end, with a peace agreement expected to be signed on Tuesday. Mediators at the talks say there is a general agreement between the government and the key rebel leader.
William Swing leaves Congo with a note of hope

MONUC - January 11, 2008

William SwingMr. William Lacy Swing, former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DRC, left the country this week after five years as MONUC head between July 2003 and January 2008. In a Radio Okapi interview on 8 January 2008, Mr. Swing gave an assessment of his five years at MONUC, and the challenges he faced.
Goma: Launch of preparatory work for Kivus peace conference

MONUC - December 28, 2007

Vital KamerheThe preparatory work of the conference on peace, security and development in the Kivus was officially opened on Thursday 27 December 2007 in Goma by IEC president and conference coordinator Fr. Malu Malu. It also marked the beginning of a public awareness campaign for the conference which is scheduled from 6-14 January 2008.
Ten millionth tree planted in Congo's gorilla habitat

WWF - November 26, 2007

Congo gorilla in Virunga National ParkWWF and Congolese authorities are celebrating the ten millionth tree planted around Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a crucial habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla.
New pact on armed groups in the Kivus hailed

IRIN - November 14, 2007

Congo mapAnalysts have welcomed the latest in a series of agreements between the governments of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) aimed at resolving the perennial threat to regional stability posed by the armed groups in eastern DRC.







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