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UN Sanctions FDLR Leaders, CNDP Rebel Commander Integrated into Army

Congo News Agency - December 2, 2010

UN Security CouncilThe United Nations Security Council imposed targeted measures including travel bans and asset freezes on three Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) leaders and a former Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) commander integrated in the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), on Wednesday, at the request of the permanent missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
US President Barack Obama outlines plan to defeat Ugandan LRA rebels

BBC News - November 25, 2010

Joseph KonyUS President Barack Obama has outlined a plan to disarm one of Africa's most feared rebel militias, the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army. LRA leaders initially claimed to be fighting to install a theocracy in Uganda based on the Biblical 10 commandments. But they now roam across parts of Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), as well as north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
US Welcomes Arrest of Callixte Mbarushimana

U.S. Department of State/Philip J. Crowley - October 13, 2010

Callixte MbarushimanaThe United States welcomes the October 11, 2010 arrest by French authorities of Callixte Mbarushimana, indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2009. As a top official of the FDLR, Mbarushimana had also been listed in 2008 for targeted UN and U.S. sanctions.
US Calls for Accountability after UN Report on Atrocities in DR Congo

U.S. Department of State/Philip J. Crowley - October 1, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaAs we contemplate the contents of the report, it is crucially important that we remain focused on the tens of thousands of victims in the DRC. Accountability is an important step toward ensuring that further such incidents do not occur. The United States is firmly committed to helping the DRC and other nations in the region take positive steps to end the corrosive cycle of violence and impunity.
US President and UN chief discuss wide range of international issues

UN News - September 23, 2010

Barack Obama with Ban Ki-moon at the UN General AssemblyDiscussions between Mr. Ban and Mr. Obama focused on the situation in Sudan, the Middle East peace process, women’s empowerment, climate change, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and the Millennium Development Goals, according to information released by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.
AFRICOM: Professionalism Key to Congo Medical Exercise

American Forces Press Service - September 17, 2010

U.S. Army Maj. Angie Allmer assists a Congo resident to the medical waiting area in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sept. 14, 2010.Humanitarian assistance -- especially medical and dental care -- is in high demand in Africa. And, that’s a big part of the reason the U.S. military is involved on the continent, the commander of U.S. Army Africa said yesterday. During a Sept. 15 “DoD Live” bloggers roundtable, Army Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg discussed Medflag 10, an ongoing humanitarian assistance exercise in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital of Kinshasa.
AFRICOM: North Dakota Unit Participates in Training Exercise in Congo

North Dakota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs - September 10, 2010

AFRICOM - North Dakota Unit Participates in Training Exercise in CongoThe North Dakota National Guard's 814th Area Support Medical Company, of Bismarck and Grand Forks, arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in MEDFLAG 10, a joint medical exercise focused on humanitarian assistance that will take place September 6-18, 2010.
Congo Catholic Bishops Praise U.S. Law on 'Conflict Minerals'

Forum des As - August 3, 2010

Congo Catholic BishopsThe head of the National Conference of Bishops (CENCO), Bishop Nicolas Djomo, said during a press conference in Kinshasa on Monday that the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is determined to campaign for the recently enacted U.S. law on ‘conflict minerals’, so that it is applied in the DRC.
U.S. Financial Bill Will Require Disclosure on Conflict Minerals - Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - July 22, 2010

Joseph Kabila with Hillary Clinton in Goma - CongoPresident Obama has now signed into law a measure that will require corporations to publicly disclose what they are doing to ensure that their products don't contain these minerals. The DRC has formally expressed its support for this law and has thanked both the executive and legislative branches of our government. This is one of several steps we are taking to stop this illicit and deadly trade.
Rights Group Says Arms Transport Needs Regulation

VOA News - July 19, 2010

Kinshasa - gunsStates are failing to control the transport of weapons around the world, says a new report from London-based watchdog Amnesty International. Transport companies registered in China, France, the Russian Federation, Britain and the United States move weapons to countries where they could be used to commit human-rights violations.







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