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Ugandan Army Deploys Near Border (29.09.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The Ugandan army has deployed forces near the border of neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following reports that Ugandan rebels had regrouped in nearby Congolese villages.

Tshisekedi Returns from Exile (29.09.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Veteran opposition politician Etienne Tshisekedi returned to Kinshasa … on Sunday after a self-imposed two-year exile spent largely in South Africa, but said he would not take part in the country's recently-inaugurated two-year transitional government. …He said his...

Leaders Pledge Non-Interference (25.09.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) Representatives of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and three neighbouring countries today agreed to refrain from interference in each other's affairs, and to prevent arms shipments to warring groups in the eastern areas of the country following a meeting called by...

Internationaler Strafgerichtshof bereitet Ermittlungen in Kongo vor (24.09.2003)

(Quelle: NZZ) In einem ersten Schritt will der oberste Ankläger die 91 Staaten, die den Gerichtshof tragen, zu eigenen Ermittlungen über finanzielle Beziehungen zu Stellen der  Demokratischen Republik Kongo ermutigen. Dabei geht es nach seinen Angaben um illegalen Handel vor allem...

Government to Strengthen Police Presence in Ituri (22.09.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The national unity government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to send 3,035 police officers to Ituri District. …. 'To bring an end to the belief that Bunia is a protectorate [of the UN], the government has decided to send a mixed police force...

Artemis was “A Big Success” (17.09.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The recent EU-led multinational peace enforcement mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Operation Artemis, was a 'big humanitarian, military and political success', Aldo Ajello, the EU special representative for Africa’s Great Lakes Region, said on Wednesday...

UN Troops Clash with Militias (16.09.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) A United Nations helicopter on aerial patrol in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shot in self-defence at a truck carrying armed militias to Bunia, hitting two of them, the UN mission in the country said today. … Meanwhile yesterday, gunfire erupted in Bunia after...

UN Prepares Regional Conference (11.09.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Following a meeting with Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Louis Michel in Brussels on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General’s special representative for the Great Lakes region, Ibrahima Fall, told IRIN that the way was now open for the international conference on the area,...

Ituri Brigade in Place (06.09.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) Some 2,500 United Nations peacekeeping troops are now firmly in place in Bunia, in the war-ravaged northeast province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the UN Mission in the country. Just a few days after taking over security responsibilities...

MONUC Starts to Rebuild Infrastructure in Ituri (04.09.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The troops, which on Monday took over from the French-led multinational peacekeeping force in Bunia, will bring the town's tiny airport up to international standards. They will also repair the road linking Bunia with Beni, the principle town in neighbouring North Kivu Province....

Operation Artemis beendet (03.09.2003)

(Quelle: SZ) Etwa 1100 EU-Soldaten hatten seit Ende Mai das Mandat, unter der Führung Frankreichs einen drohenden Völkermord im Nordosten der Demokratischen Republik Kongo zu verhindern. Nach Abschluss der so genannten Operation Artemis übernahmen UN-Blauhelmsoldaten die letzten...

Failed Mutiny in Kisangani (01.09.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The installation of leaders of a unified national military in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that was due to take place on Monday has been postponed, while a failed mutiny has been reported in the northeastern city of Kisangani, Orientale Province. … Gen Bora...

MONUC Takes over from Artemis (01.09.2003)

(Quelle: BBC World) The UN soldiers will be working under a Chapter Seven mandate which allows them to use force if necessary. … Around 2,400 members of the UN peacekeeping force, nicknamed the Ituri Brigade, are already in Bunia, according to Abu Thiam, a military spokesman from the UN...

Ituri Militia Leaders Afraid to Surrender (27.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Leaders of armed factions in the troubled Ituri District of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) want to disarm but say they cannot because they are afraid of their own men, a UN peacekeeping official told IRIN. 'Ituri's militia leaders are in a tight corner...

Security Council Deals with Bunia Transition Process (26.08.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) Seeking to maintain stability in war-torn Bunia, the United Nations Security Council today authorized countries participating in the French-led force currently policing the tense northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assist UN peacekeepers during the upcoming...

Ituri Militias to Cooperate with Kinshasa (25.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Militias in the embattled Ituri District of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have agreed to work together with the newly-inaugurated transitional government in restoring state authority across the region, Thomas Lubanga, head of the Union des patriotes...

Parliament Opened (25.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The National Assembly and Senate of the two-year transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were opened on Friday. … The National Assembly is made up of 500 members from the numerous parties to the inter-Congolese dialogue, namely the former...

National Army to Deploy to Ituri (20.08.2003)

(Quelle: BBC World) Militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to the deployment of national police and army forces in the troubled north-eastern Ituri province. The leaders of five militia groups also reaffirmed their commitment to a peace agreement signed in the town of Bunia...

Controversy over Military Nominations Cleared up (19.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Former rebel movement Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD-Goma), which is now part of a two-year national transition government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has submitted a revised list of candidates for top military posts, thereby resolving a...

Donors, UN Agencies Discuss Election Assistance (19.08.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) William Lacy Swing, head of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), presided over an international assistance meeting yesterday in the capital Kinshasa that was mainly aimed at establishing areas of interest for donors and taking stock of the work already done in this area...

Ituri Militias Meet for Peace Talks (18.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) A meeting among representatives of numerous militias from the embattled Ituri District of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), together with the national transition government and the UN Mission in the DRC, known as MONUC, has been convened in the capital,...

25 Vaccinators Held Hostage (12.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Mayi-Mayi militiamen in Maniema Province, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have been holding 25 vaccinators hostage for nearly two weeks, the UN mission in the country, known as MONUC, reported on Monday.

More MONUC Soldiers Arrive in Bunia (12.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) continued to boost its strength in the northeastern district of Ituri, with the arrival of 250 Bangladeshi troops in Bunia on Sunday, UN News reported.

Voluntary Disarmament of Militias Under Discussion (12.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnew) The new transitional government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the UN Mission in the country, know as MONUC, are discussing a programme to disarm various groups and militias in the northeastern district of Ituri, the special representative of the UN Secretary-general,...

First River Convoy Reaches Kisangani (05.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) William Swing, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, said that the arrival of the convoy, escorted by MONUC, was 'an important moment in the physical and geographical reunification process of this vast and beautiful country, with a psychological and social...

Renewed Fighting in Ituri (05.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Another attack on the village of Fataki, about 80 km north of Bunia, the main town of the troubled Ituri District of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is reported to have taken place on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Missionary Service News Agency...

RCD-Goma Makes Concessions on Military Regions (04.08.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) RCD-Goma leader Azarias Ruberwa, one of four vice-presidents of the country's two-year transitional government, said on Friday during a news conference in the capital, Kinshasa, that his movement was ready to accept the two military regions it had been offered under a plan for a...

UN Reports on Ituri Violence (31.07.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) Two United Nations reports on human rights violations occurring late last year and earlier this year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) point to instances of cannibalism, systematic killing, rape and looting, and unprecedented violence arising from the proliferation of...

MONUC Mandat verlängert (29.07.2003)

(Quelle: SZ) Der Weltsicherheitsrat hat das Mandat für die bewaffnete UN-Friedenstruppe in Kongo um ein Jahr verlängert und die Zahl der dort eingesetzten Blauhelm-Soldaten von 8700 auf 10 800 erhöht. Gleichzeitig verhängte das höchste UN-Entscheidungsgremium ein...

Ituri Militias Agree to Disarm (24.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Rival ethnic militias in the Ituri District of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) agreed on Wednesday to disarm, withdraw to rear bases and to participate in joint verification exercises, UN spokesman Hamadoun Toure told IRIN. He said that representatives from...

Rebels Raise DRC Flag (23.07.2003)

(Quelle: BBC World) The national flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been raised in the eastern rebel stronghold of Goma, in the latest sign that the five-year war is coming to an end. An agreement has also been reached on the oath of allegiance for ministers in the new power-sharing...

Solana: MONUC Needs Mandate Similar to Artemis (21.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) 'We must preserve what the European Union force has achieved,' Solana told the (UN Security) council. 'It is essential that a reinforced MONUC presence be deployed in Bunia within the planned timescale.' The EU-led force in Bunia is scheduled to end its operations on 1 September,...

Former Rebels Refuse Oath of Office (18.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Transitional government officials designated by the two principal former rebel movements in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) refused to take the oath of office on Friday because it included swearing allegiance to President Joseph Kabila. … The two former rebel...

Rebels Leaders Gather in Kinshasa to be Sworn in (17.07.2003)

(Quelle: BBC World) The leader of the largest rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Azarias Ruberwa, RCD-Goma) arrived in Kinshasa on Wednesday, ending days of speculation about whether he would take up his seat in the transitional government, after disputes over security arrangements...

Internationaler Strafgerichtshof will Kriegsverbrechen ahnden (17.07.2003)

(Quelle: Die Welt) Nicht nur die Schwere der Verbrechen mache eine zügige Verfolgung notwendig, sondern auch der Verdacht, dass die dortige Regierung zu einer Ahndung nicht im Stande sei. … Dem Ankläger liegen bereits detaillierte Berichte von verschiedenen Organisationen sowie...

Rebel Leaders Join Government (17.07.2003)

(Quelle: Washington Post) At a ceremony attended by thousands in Congo's capital, Kinshasa, the two rebel leaders -- Jean-Pierre Bemba of the Congolese Liberation Movement, which is backed by Uganda, and Azarias Ruberwa of the Congolese Rally for Democracy, which is allied with Rwanda -- were among...

Tribal Militias Clash in Ituri (17.07.2003)

(Quelle: Washington Post) Rebels said on Thursday that at least 54 people were killed in renewed tribal fighting in northeast Congo, close to the town of Bunia where an international force has been deployed to keep the peace. A spokesman for the mainly Hema PUSIC rebel group said militias allied to...

Solana Meets Three Presidents in One Day (16.07.2003)

(Quelle: BBC World) He is in Uganda for talks with President Yoweri Museveni, following discussions with the Congolese president, Joseph Kabila and President Paul Kagame in Rwanda. The hectic activity is all centred on one purpose - cementing peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. … The...

Solana: MONUC Needs Stronger Mandate (15.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) 'For us, the mandate must be very close to that of the force currently deployed in Ituri, under Chapter Seven, which authorises strong engagement,' Solana said at a news conference in the capital, Kinshasa. … Solana said the EU would support a stronger MONUC during the next...

US, UK Back French Congo Plan (15.07.2003)

(Quelle: New York Times) The United States, France and Britain have united behind a French draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo in eastern Congo, increase the ceiling on United Nations peacekeepers in the country and strengthen their military mandate, diplomats from two of the...

Inauguration of Transitional Government may be Delayed (14.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Discussions regarding the security of transitional government members by the national follow-up committee to the inter-Congolese dialogue were suspended on Saturday when participants demanded that the Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD-Goma), a Rwandan-backed rebel...

Solana to Visit Great Lakes Region (11.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) He is due to meet DRC President Joseph Kabila and his vice-presidents on Tuesday, in Kinshasa. Solana is also scheduled to meet with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative, William Swing. Discussions will focus on EU support for stabilisation and the peace...

Indian Air Force to Congo (10.07.2003)

(Quelle: BBC World) India says it is sending a contingent of its air force to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week as part of the United Nations peacekeeping operations there. A spokesman in Delhi said the 300 Indian Air Force personnel would use helicopters to provide aerial support to...

Bangladeshi MONUC Contingent to Arrive in Bunia (10.07.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) The first group of soldiers expected to take over for the Interim Multinational Force in the volatile northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is set to arrive in war-torn Bunia on Monday. … According to the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), the first...

Vice-Presidents to be Sworn in (09.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) The four vice-presidents to serve in the transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will be sworn in on 17 July, the follow-up committee of the inter-Congolese dialogue announced on Tuesday in the capital, Kinshasa. Jean-Pierre Bemba and Azarias...

US Might Back MONUC Enlargement (09.07.2003)

(Quelle: New York Times) Three weeks ago, John D. Negroponte, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, said the Bush administration believed that the key to restoring peace in Congo was 'the political will among the parties in the Congo and in the neighboring countries,' not more...

MONUC Will Guarantee Safety in Ituri after Artemis (07.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) A 3,800-strong force will soon be deployed in the embattled Ituri District of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as in other locations, the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the UN, William Lacy Swing, announced on Sunday. …...

Militias Clash in Northeastern Town (04.07.2003)

(Quelle: Irinnews) Fighting erupted on Thursday in Butembo, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between a Mayi-Mayi militia and the Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie-Kisangani/Mouvement de liberation (RCD-K/ML), a rebel group allied to Kinshasa. … RCD-K/ML...

Rebels Begin Withdrawal from Lubero (03.07.2003)

(Quelle: UN-News) The UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said yesterday that the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma) began disengaging its troops from Lubero in the North Kivu province early Tuesday morning. This 15 km-disengagement from the town is in line with the agreement signed in...

Ugandan President Meets Congolese Rebels (02.07.2003)

(Quelle: Allafrica) President Yoweri Museveni on Monday met with six Congolese ministers from the rebel Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC). … The UPC, led by Mr Thomas Lubanga, has in the past switched alliances between Uganda and the Rwanda-backed RCD-Goma rebels. … A UPC official said...