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30 Apr 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 131)

30 Apr 2003 description

Launched on: 01 March, 2002 for 9 months for CHF 1,086,000 from some 5.9 million beneficiaries.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: N/A

30 Apr 2003 description
report UN News Service

The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has condemned the spate of violence in the country's volatile northeast, which threatened to eclipse an historic meeting between rebel leaders and Government officials in the capital, Kinshasa.

30 Apr 2003 description
report European Union

Brussels, 30 April 2003 - The European Union underlines the importance of further progress in the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order not to lose the momentum created by the conclusion of the inter-Congolese dialogue in Sun City as well as the Luanda Agreement. In this respect, the EU recalls that Uganda committed itself in Luanda formally to withdraw its troops from Ituri (DRC) no later than March 20, 2003, a date it subsequently readjusted to April 24, 2003.

30 Apr 2003 description

United States Agency for International Development
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
Office of Transition Initiatives
Program Description

USAID/OTI's goal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is to enhance the informed participation of Congolese society in political and economic decision-making processes that contribute to a peaceful, unified, and democratic country.

To advance this goal OTI activities fall under three objectives:

  • Increased country-wide availability of and access to balanced information;

30 Apr 2003 description

International non-governmental organizations working in Congo have been closely following the recent progress made in the DRC on the road to peace and democracy. We consider the successful end of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue and the imminent installation of the transitional government as important steps on the way to re-establishing rule of law in DRC.

30 Apr 2003 description
report Global Witness

JOHANNESBURG: Representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) attending the First Plenary Meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) welcomed international commitment to take additional effective steps to break the link between diamonds and human rights violations and conflict in Africa. However, governments failed to take action on an element critical to the credibility of the Scheme -- the need for regular, independent monitoring of all participants, to ensure that the process is not subject to abuse.

30 Apr 2003 description
report Amnesty

AI INDEX: IOR 80/009/2003

29 Apr 2003 description

by Rose-Marie Bruballa
KINSHASA, April 29 (AFP) - The rebel Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC) has presented its list of members in a transition government in Democratic Republic of Congo, with MLC leader Jean-Pierre Bemba as a vice-president.

The movement, based in the northern Equateur province of the war-devastated central African nation, gave the names to President Joseph Kabila on Monday, an MLC statement issued overnight said.

29 Apr 2003 description

Security incidents in refugee camps located close to international borders continue to take lives. Today, more than 35,000 Liberian refugees in the Ivory Coast are in imminent danger, and the UN estimates that half of them need to be evacuated immediately. No country has offered them a safe haven. At Nicla camp, near Guiglo, more than 8,000 refugees face ongoing fighting and active recruitment from belligerent forces. One refugee accommodated near the Liberian border told Refugees International, "I personally know of five people who disappeared.

29 Apr 2003 description

KINSHASA, April 29 (AFP) - The UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday that it was pleased with advances in the central African country's peace process but deeply concerned by ongoing military activity in the east.

28 Apr 2003 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 28 April (IRIN) - Uganda had by Sunday withdrawn 1,650 troops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, army spokesman Maj. Shaban Bantariza told IRIN on Monday. The first group was flown out on Friday.

28 Apr 2003 description

KAMPALA, April 28 (AFP) - At least 60 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a massacre in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the weekend, Ugandan army spokesman Major Shaban Bantariza told AFP on Monday.