|Congo ex-rebel 'working with UN'
BBC News - April 29, 2009
|The BBC has seen documents alleging that a former rebel leader indicted for war crimes is playing a leading role in a mission involving the UN in DR Congo. The documents appear to prove that Gen Bosco Ntaganda is taking an active part in the mission's chain of command, a BBC correspondent in the country says.
|Negotiations between Kinshasa and CNDP Rebels to End Friday
VOA News - February 20, 2009
|Ongoing negotiations between the Congolese government and the political wing of the rebel National Congress for People's Defense (CNDP) ends today (Friday) in the restive North Kivu province of Goma. This follows a recent peace deal to end the long time hostilities between the national army and the rebels which has left scores dead and a sharp increase in the internally displaced persons.
|Kinshasa and Kigali Hold Talks over Extradition of Rebel Leader
VOA News - February 6, 2009
|Negotiations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda over the extradition of renegade army General Laurent Nkunda are expected to end today in Rwanda's capital, Kigali. This comes after residents of North Kivu province disrupted by the activities of rebels loyal to Nkunda demanded to see the rebel leader on trial in Congo.
|North Kivu operation a boost for repatriation, peace - president
IRIN - February 3, 2009
|The joint military operation by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to dislodge armed militias from North Kivu Province has prompted an increase in combatants willing to be repatriated, President Joseph Kabila said.
|DRC Army Integrates Over 6,000 Rebels
VOA News - January 29, 2009
|At the ceremony, former rebel military commander Bosco Ntaganda was named second-in-command of the joint military brigades. An international mediation group headed by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo walked out of the ceremony in protest. Ntaganda is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of using child soldiers during hostilities in Congo's Ituri province in 2002 and 2003.
|Amnesty International: Laurent Nkunda and Bosco Ntaganda must face justice
Amnesty International - January 28, 2009
|The arrest of Laurent Nkunda should be followed by swift steps to prosecute him on charges that he committed war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International said today. Any trial must be fair and exclude the death penalty. If states fail to do so, then the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction to seek to prosecute him. Since 2004, the ICC Prosecutor has been investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in the DRC, particularly in the Ituri region, and has sought and obtained arrest warrants.
|Rebel Integration Into Congo Army Fails to Begin
VOA News - January 28, 2009
|Plans to begin integrating rebels from the Democratic Republic of Congo into the army have faltered, highlighting the challenges of bringing peace to the troubled region.
|UN Report Excerpt: Support to Laurent Nkunda's CNDP by the Government of Rwanda
UN Security Council - December 14, 2008
|Rwandan authorities have been complicit in the recruitment of soldiers, including children, have facilitated the supply of military equipment, and have sent officers and units from the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in support of CNDP.
|International Criminal Court Prosecutor Investigating Laurent Nkunda and CNDP for War Crimes
ICC - November 4, 2008
|The Prosecutor again urges all actors, including regional and international organizations, to support and work together with the DRC authorities, in particular in the execution of the arrest warrant issued by the ICC against Bosco Ntaganda. He plays an active role in the current conflict in North Kivu as the chief of staff of Laurent Nkunda's Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP), and in this context, is accused of participating in the ongoing commission of crimes.
|War Crimes in the Congo by Laurent Nkunda and Paul Kagame
Congo News Agency - October 30, 2008
|Laurent Nkunda is a war criminal. The Congolese government issued an international arrest warrant against him for war crimes in 2005. Human Rights Watch has been calling for his arrest for war crimes since February of 2006. He is on a UN Sanctions List for breaches of the UN arms embargo in the DRC. On October 31, 2006 U.S. President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13413 freezing his assets for contributing to the conflict in the Congo.