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Ituri: renewed violence pushes civilians to seek refuge in north kivu

MISNA - September 14, 2005

Around 800 families from Circa Boga and Tchabi, in the north-eastern Ituri region, in the Democtratic Republic of Congo, abandoned their homes due to renewed violence at the end of August, seeking refuge in Eringeti, in Beni, in the North Kivu province.


Kinshasa confirms, after 30 september we will use force to expel rebels

MISNA - September 9, 2005

After 30 September the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo will begin using force to expel the rebel movements present in the east of the nation, stated Kasongo Kudura, spokesman for Congolese President Joseph Kabila.


General says dissident officer creating rebel force

IRIN - September 9, 2005

Laurent Nkunda, a dissident army general from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the process of recruiting a rebel force in the territory of Masisi, less than 100 km north of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu, according to the army commander in the region, Gabriel Amisi.


Army to start expelling foreign fighters on 30 September

IRIN - September 8, 2005

The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will on 30 September begin using force to expell all foreign rebel fighters in the country, a spokesman for President Joseph Kabila said on Thursday.


UN enlarges its mission during election period

IRIN - September 7, 2005

The UN Security Council on Monday authorised the temporary deployment of additional personnel and equipment to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the country's general elections due in 2006.


Interview with MSF head of mission in DRC, Jerome Souquet

IRIN - August 22, 2005

On 22 July 2005, the international medical relief agency, Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), announced that it was halting all medical and humanitarian aid to an estimated 100,000 people, almost half of the population displaced by civil unrest in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo district of Ituri.


MONUC to light up parts of Kalemie

IRIN - August 18, 2005

Lights may blaze again soon in parts Kalemie town, eastern Congo, which have been deprived of electricity for the past 13 years, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) reported on Wednesday.


Rwanda and uganda accused of continuing exploitation of natural resources of ex-zaire

MISNA - August 5, 2005

While the armed groups of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo continue reaping terror, the financial dimension of the pillaging of natural resources, particularly in favour of Uganda and Rwanda, remains the key to their presence and justifies the decision adopted by the Security Council to extend the arms embargo: this is the picture' of the situation in the eastern provinces of ex-Zaire given by Mamadouh Bah, spokesman for the MONUC (United Nations Mission in DR-Congo), presenting a report of UN experts in the capital Kinshasa.


Three arrests in bukavu for murder of human rights activist

MISNA - August 4, 2005

Three suspects were arrested into the murder of Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi, executive secretary of the Héritiers de la Justice' human rights association, killed in his home early on Sunday July 31 in Bukavu, provincial capital of South Kivu, in the east Democratic Republic of Congo.


Katanga's forgotten strife displacing thousands

IRIN - August 3, 2005

Violence in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province has been displacing thousands of civilians, according to local media and two international NGOs.









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