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Arms from Eastern Europe fueling rights abuse, Amnesty says

IRIN - July 5, 2005

Large quantities of arms continue to flow into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fueling gross human rights abuse including killings, rape and torture, Amnesty International said in latest report released on Tuesday.


UN troops sweep area near park to clear armed groups

IRIN - July 5, 2005

UN troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo launched what commanders codenamed Operation Falcon Sweep on Monday to drive all armed groups from a locale in the territories of Walungu and Kabare, close to a national park in South Kivu Province, a UN military spokesman said.


Once displaced by war, hundreds return to Kisangani

IRIN - July 5, 2005

Around 890 people displaced from their homes almost seven years ago in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived in Kisangani, capital of Orientale Province, on Sunday after 43 gruelling days on a boat on the Congo River that came from Equateur Province.


Rampaging soldiers kill nine civilians in northwestern town of Mbandaka

IRIN - July 4, 2005

Nine people were killed on Sunday when about 100 soldiers went on the rampage to avenge the death of a comrade in Mbandaka, the largest town in Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman in the country said.


Kinshasa: 250,000 already registered to vote

MISNA - July 2, 2005

Over 250,000 people just in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, registered to vote in the ten days following the census. In issuing the data, the United Nations Kinshasa office spokesman Stephane Dujarric specified that the rapid registration showed support and hopes of the Congolese people in the elections.


UN envoy concerned over renewed militia activity in Ituri

IRIN - June 23, 2005

Although 15,000 former militiamen in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern district of Ituri have been disarmed, the UN mission in the country, known as MONUC, says it is concerned over the regrouping and rearming of the fighters, despite intense UN military operations.


Voter registration begins in Kinshasa

IRIN - June 21, 2005

Despite prevailing insecurity in the east and northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the postponement of presidential elections, the Independent Electoral Commission launched its registration campaign of 3.5 million voters in Kinshasa on Monday.


Peacekeeper dies, two wounded following shooting

IRIN - June 14, 2005

An Indian UN peacekeeper was killed and two others were wounded in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday after being hit by stray bullets in an exchange of fire between government troops and unidentified gunmen, a military spokesman of the UN mission in the country said.


UN Nepalese soldier dies after militia attack

IRIN - June 3, 2005

One of four UN Nepalese troops wounded by militiamen in an attack in village of Lugo in the northeastern Ituri district of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), died of his wounds on Friday, a UN spokesman said.


Thousands flee following attack

IRIN - May 30, 2005

At least 6,000 civilians have fled following an attack last week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where 19 civilians were killed and scores of others wounded and taken hostage by Rwandan Hutu rebels.









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