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Militia release 5 reporters in exchange for 270 bicycles

IRIN - April 29, 2005

Mayi-Mayi militiamen released on Thursday five local reporters they had taken hostage earlier this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Katanga


Mayi-Mayi militiamen kidnap 5 journalists as their leader is arrested

IRIN - April 28, 2005

Congolese Mayi-Mayi militiamen took five journalists hostage this week in northern Katanga Province as UN sources confirmed that the militia leader, Mbayo Mpiana Mwana Butot, alias Chinja Chinja, was arrested earlier in April in the capital, Kinshasa.


Aid delivery to Katanga easier, UN mission says

IRIN - April 27, 2005

Security has improved in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southeastern province of Katanga, allowing humanitarian groups to mobilise aid, the UN Mission in the country, known as MONUC, said on Monday.


Cholera strikes IDPs in Tché

IRIN - April 22, 2005

Aid workers are unable to reach camps for thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where cholera has broken out, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.


Who's who in Ituri - militia organisations, leaders

IRIN - April 20, 2005

Conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues despite a peace agreement signed by Congolese parties in April 2003.


Army, UN troops kill scores of militiamen in Ituri

IRIN - April 20, 2005

Congolese army and UN peacekeeping troops carried out a "cordon and search" operation on Monday in the militia strongholds of the embattled northeastern district of Ituri, killing scores of militiamen.


Army deploys two more battalions to Ituri

IRIN - April 19, 2005

Two more battalions of the Congolese Armed Forces have arrived in Bunia, the main town in the northeastern district of Ituri, ahead of their deployment to formerly militia-occupied territories of Mahagi and Aru, an army liaison officer told IRIN on Tuesday.


UN extends arms embargo

IRIN - April 19, 2005

The UN Security Council extended an embargo on arms and military financing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday, to include a travel ban on violators and the freezing of their assets.


Three killed, thousands displaced as army takes on militia group

IRIN - April 18, 2005

Two militiamen and a civilian died on Friday after a seven-hour shootout between Congolese national army troops and Union patriotiques de congolais (UPC) militias in a gold-rich territory of the northeastern district of Ituri, displacing thousands of people.


Key Ituri militia group declares end to war

IRIN - April 14, 2005

The Union des patriotes Congolais (UPC), one of the major militia groups in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, announced on Wednesday an end to its insurrection in the district of Ituri.









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