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Latest killings in South Kivu part of long-standing abuses

IRIN - May 27, 2005

An armed group of mostly Rwandan Hutus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is accused of killing 18 civilians, mutilating 11 others and taking around 50 hostages on Monday.


Aircraft crashes in Walungu, 26 feared dead

IRIN - May 26, 2005

A Soviet-era aircraft carrying 21 passengers and five crew crashed on Wednesday in a remote forest in the territory of Walungu, in Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu Province.


Two militiamen die in Kisangani fighting

IRIN - May 26, 2005

Two militiamen died on Tuesday during fighting between local Mayi-Mayi militiamen recently integrated into the new national army and members of the Presidential Guard in Kisangani, the provincial capital Orientale, according to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUC.


Refugee agency records sharp rise in returnee figures

IRIN - May 25, 2005

The number of Rwandan refugees returning home from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increased dramatically since a Rwandan rebel group announced recently that it would disarm and go home peacefully, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday.


UN mediates in aftermath of conflict in Mbuji-Mayi

IRIN - May 24, 2005

The UN is mediating among political parties in Mbuji-Mayi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai Oriental Province, following last week's violence.


Annan names panel of experts to monitor arms embargo

IRIN - May 20, 2005

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named a five-member panel of experts to monitor an arms embargo the UN has imposed against the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a letter from Annan to the UN Security Council, dated 17 May.


Rwandan rebels abuse Congolese civilians - UN report

IRIN - May 19, 2005

Rwandan Hutu rebels based in eastern Congo are responsible for hundreds of summary executions, rapes, beatings and hostage-taking of Congolese civilians in the territory of Walungu, South Kivu Province, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUC, said on Wednesday in a report documenting the human rights violations.


Peacekeeper dies, six others wounded in ambush

IRIN - May 13, 2005

A UN peacekeeper was shot dead and six others were wounded on Thursday when an armed group ambushed a convoy carrying 40 UN Bangladeshi troops in the troubled northeastern district of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a spokeswoman for the UN mission there, known as MONUC, said.


Hutu rebel leader talks to fighters on ending war

IRIN - May 12, 2005

The leader of thousands of Rwandan Hutu militiamen based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ignace Murwanashyaka, arrived in the eastern town of Bukavu on Wednesday, a month and half after he signed a declaration vowing to end the armed struggle against the government of Rwanda.


UN decries insecurity, malnutrition in Kasai Oriental

IRIN - May 11, 2005

Ongoing insecurity is the cause of deteriorating levels of nutrition among people in the south-central province of Kasai Oriental in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN Mission there known as MONUC, reported on Monday.









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