The United Nations Security Council has agreed to withdraw up to 2000 peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 15 members of the UN body unanimously adopted resolution 1925 renaming the peacekeeping force known as MONUC to MONUSCO (UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo) and extending its mandate until June 30, 2011.
The leader of the Enyele rebels who led a surprise attack on Mbandaka in April has been arrested. Mr. Udjani was handed over to the police on Wednesday by residents of his stronghold of Dongo, where he had returned to look for new recruits.
On Sunday, the Ecumenical Program for Peace, Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (PAREC) convinced 54 rebels of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and fifty of their dependents to disarm.