Thousands of women protested against the M23 rebels in Kinshasa on Friday in the biggest demonstration yet in DR Congo’s capital against the rebels’ capture of the eastern Congo city of Goma on Tuesday.
During a press conference held in Kinshasa on Saturday, Defence Minister Charles Mwando Nsimba expressed outrage at the remarks made by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, before the UN Security Council on Thursday.
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.
Le Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU a annulé sa visite en République démocratique du Congo vendredi à cause des nuages de cendres causés par l’éruption d’un volcan en Islande qui perturbent le trafic aérien en Europe depuis jeudi. La délégation du Conseil de Sécurité devait faire escale à Paris avant de se diriger vers Kinshasa […]
L’ONG des droits de l’homme Human Rights Watch vient de publier un rapport sur des massacres qu’auraient commis les rebelles ougandais de l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA) dans la Province Orientale, au Nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), entre le 14 et 17 décembre 2009. Selon Human Rights Watch, la LRA a tué au […]
Human Rights Watch published on Sunday a report on massacres it says were committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Oriental Province, in the Northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), between December 14th and 17th of 2009.
The Security Council extended on Wednesday MONUC’s mandate in the Democratic republic of Congo until May 31, 2010. The 15 members of the UN body unanimously adopted resolution 1906 calling on peacekeepers to “use all necessary measures” to protect civilians.
During a press conference in Mbuji-Mayi on Sunday, President Kabila was asked about wire reports that the Congolese government has asked the United Nations to provide a pullout plan for its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).
A report by a group of experts, mandated by the United Nations Security Council to investigate on the situation in eastern Congo, has found that a vast international network that spans more than 25 countries is helping the Rwandan Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) continue their atrocities in the region.
According to the International Rescue Committee, more than5,400,000 Congolese civilians have died due to war during the last ten years. Most of these deaths have occurred in eastern Congo where rebel leader Laurent Nkunda continues to wage a resources war against a democratically elected and internationally recognized government. Laurent Nkunda alleges that he is protecting the minority Tutsi ethnic group against remnants of the Rwandan Hutu army that fled to Congo after the Rwandan genocide in 1994.