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Friday, 12-19-14, 18:16Chaotic Closure of a North Kivu IDP Camp[IRIN]Kinshasa -The authorities in North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hope soon to close the 60-odd camps housing some 210,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) on its territory: They say peace has returned. read more...
Friday, 12-19-14, 14:02UN Rights Chief Welcomes Conviction of Congolese Army Officer for Crimes Against Humanity[UN News]The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum for other similar cases currently underway in the country. read more...
Friday, 12-19-14, 13:59Eastern Congo's Beni Region Rocked By Killings, Rights Abuses and Fear[UNHCR]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -The UN refugee agency on Friday called for humanitarian access to the Beni area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo amid a deteriorating security and human rights situation for the civilian population. read more...
Friday, 12-19-14, 13:42Profile of Vulnerable People - Albertine[IFRC]Albertine is 40. She has nine children. They all live together in Saint Charles Lwanga camp, a few kilometres outside Bangui. Albertine's husband was killed in that same camp, almost a year ago, after their family fled violence in their community. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 13:14President Kabila's Troubled Relationship With Katanga[African Arguments]Since the beginning of 2014, electoral fever in the DRC has been on the rise, although presidential elections aren't scheduled before the end of 2016. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 12:56Ending the Status Quo[ICG]OVERVIEW read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 18:04Leveraging Mobile Tech to Combat Conflict and Corruption[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Rarely has so small a law stirred so much debate about so distant a conflict. Over the past several months, debate about legislation requiring companies to disclose any use of conflict minerals in manufacturing, has dragged a bunch of seemingly unconnected people into its orbit: from Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rogers and members of the U.S. Congress to Washington think tanks and thousands of American companies. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 10:26Looming Offensive Prompts 'Humanitarian Fallout' Fears[IRIN]Kampala -Plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) army and UN peacekeepers to again take on one of the oldest insurgencies in the country have sparked concern for civilian populations and raised questions about the wisdom of the operation, set to take place in early 2015. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 8:25Repatriation of Former M23 Rebels Turns Violent[Deutsche Welle]A bid by Ugandan authorities to repatriate former M23 rebels back to the Democratic Republic of Congo has turned violent. Dozens escaped en route to the airport. Ugandan troops were accused of wounding some ex-rebels. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 8:47Scores Killed in Rebel Attacks - Army, UN Should Protect Civilians in Beni[HRW]Goma -Unidentified rebel fighters have killed at least 184 civilians and wounded many others in attacks on villages in Beni territory in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since October 2014. Such killings amount to war crimes. read more...

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