|Congolese Soldiers on Trial for War Crimes|
VOA News - December 28, 2006
|A group of Congolese soldiers is on trial for war crimes allegedly committed in the country's volatile east. U.N. investigators last month discovered mass graves containing around 30 bodies, including women and children, inside an army camp.|
|World Court Begins Hearings Against Alleged Congo Warlord|
VOA News - November 9, 2006
|Judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague began hearing evidence for the first time, as prosecutors began laying out their case against a Congolese militia leader. Thomas Lubanga is accused of recruiting children to fight a brutal war in the northeast of the country. For VOA, Lauren Comiteau is following the confirmation proceedings and has more from Amsterdam.|
|Human Rights Watch: Army Abducts Civilians for Forced Labor|
Human Rights Watch - October 16, 2006
|The Congolese armed forces must immediately end their practice of abducting civilians and using them for forced labor in the country's northeastern Ituri district, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo must investigate and prosecute soldiers suspected of these crimes.|
|Rights Group: Street Kids Open to Congo Election Manipulation|
VOA News - April 4, 2006
A human rights group is warning that the Democratic Republic of Congo's street children risk being manipulated by political parties during and after elections this year.
|Military tribunal imprisons ex-commander for abusing children|
IRIN - March 20, 2006
A Congolese military tribunal has condemned a leader of a former armed group, called Mudundu 40, to five years imprisonment for crimes including the illegal detention of children, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) said on Monday.
|Continued attacks in North Kivu leave 37,000 IDPs without aid|
IRIN - February 3, 2006
At least 37,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are without humanitarian relief because of continued attacks by military insurgents in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials said.
|Obasanjo orders return of police team in DR Congo over alleged sex abuses|
IRIN - September 12, 2005
President Olusegun Obasanjo's government ordered the return of 120 Nigerian police officers serving in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo after some of them were accused of sexual abuses, police officials said on Monday.
|UN mission calls for inquiry into death of rights activist|
IRIN - August 3, 2005
The UN Mission in Congo, known as MONUC, has called for an inquiry into the killing of Pascal Kabangulu, a prominent Congolese human rights activist, officials at the mission told reporters in Kinshasa on Wednesday.
|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.
|Call for judicial reform, justice for rape victims|
IRIN - March 8, 2005
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and international donors must take urgent steps to reform the country's legal system and ensure justice for victims of sexual violence, the international advocacy group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said on Monday in a new report.