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North Kivu: FARDC maintain blocking positions against Nkunda's rebels

MONUC - December 20, 2007

MONUC press conference in DR CongoAt its weekly press conference of 19 December 2007, MONUC announced that there "appears to be a progressive stabilisation" of the situation, as the FARDC have taken up blocking positions east, west and north of Laurent Nkunda's rebels in North Kivu province.
UNHCR chief Guterres calls for end to North Kivu fighting

UNHCR - December 17, 2007

António GuterresUN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called for an end to the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and pledged to help improve conditions in camps there for tens of thousands of displaced people. Guterres, wrapping up a three-day visit to DRC's strife-torn North Kivu province on Sunday, said the real solution to the massive displacement lay in lasting peace.
Kabila: "We must finish the war (in North Kivu), whatever the cost"

MONUC - December 6, 2007

Joseph KabilaIn his annual address on the state of the nation this Thursday 6 November 2007 in Kinshasa in front of parliament, DRC president Joseph Kabila underlined in particular the achievements of the government, in relation to security, development and international relations.
UN to Help DRC Disarm Rebels by Force

VOA News - November 23, 2007

General GayeA United Nations military official says U.N. peacekeepers will help the Democratic Republic of Congo's army disarm eastern rebels by force. In comments broadcast on local U.N. radio Thursday, General Babacar Gaye said all peaceful means to make the rebels lay down their weapons have been used up.
Clashes prompt new wave of IDPs as army readies for offensive

IRIN - November 22, 2007

North Kivu - CongoMany civilians have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Rutshuru amid fresh clashes between regular and dissident soldiers - renegade troops who the head of the army announced would soon be disarmed by force.
MONUC: Mobile operational bases aid refugee return in eastern DRC

MONUC - November 21, 2007

MONUC press conference in DR CongoNearly 3,000 households that were displaced between February and September 2007, following confrontations between the FARDC and the militia of the FNI, have now returned to their homes.
MONUC blames disinformation as protests over aid mount in North Kivu

IRIN - November 7, 2007

MONUC - CongoGrowing impatience over aid deliveries to displaced civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo's province of North Kivu has sparked another demonstration against the UN mission there, MONUC, which blamed the unrest on deliberately-spread false rumours.
MONUC denounces the presence of children in FARDC's ranks

MONUC - October 31, 2007

MONUCAt its weekly press conference this Wednesday on 31October, 2007, MONUC declared that around 200 children are enrolled in the FARDC, particularly among brigades deployed to North Kivu. MONUC also indicated that the expulsions of Congolese citizens from Angola to Kasai Occidental continue.
More displaced as insecurity persists in North Kivu

IRIN - October 9, 2007

UN truck - GomaA new wave of displaced civilians is on the move in the North Kivu province of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as dissident general Laurent Nkunda announced a ceasefire with government troops was broken.
Violence cuts off 150,000 people from aid - WFP

IRIN - October 8, 2007

WFP truck in CongoChronic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has cut 150,000 vulnerable people off from humanitarian aid, deepening an already severe crisis, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP).







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