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RDC: L'hôpital chinois de Bukavu

Joelle Sabella/Monuc

Trois mois après le lancement des travaux, l'hôpital chinois de niveau II de Bukavu a été inauguré le 22 juillet 2005, en présence du directeur de l'Administration de la MONUC, Marcel Savard, en visite à Bukavu, du chef de bureau, Alpha Sow et du commandant de la brigade du Sud-Kivu, le Général Shujaat Ali Khan.

Précédemment installé à Kindu, l'hôpital chinois a été transféré à Bukavu sur demande de la MONUC afin de soutenir l'accroissement des opérations militaires de la mission dans la province

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DRC: Operation Dove flight

Lt Col Gagan Baath/Monuc
The territory of Rutshru witnessed a major upsurge of conflict during the first half of July 2005 when the Mayi Mayi Groups in conjunction with Interhamwes clashed with 12th Bde of FARDC. A number of villages around Ishasha were captured by Mayi Mayi and later recaptured by FARDC. During the fighting between these armed groups, approx 5 000 locals were displaced from Ishasha, Nyakakoma, Nyamilima and villages in the general area. Most of the IDPs moved towards Kiwanja/Vitshumbi and some took to the bush.

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DR Congo: Prominent human rights defender assassinated

Transitional Government Must Investigate, Bring Killers to Justice

(London, August 1, 2005) The Congolese government must immediately start thorough and independent investigations into yesterday's assassination of human rights activist Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Front Line said today.

Pascal Kabungulu was the Secretary-General of Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice), a leading human rights organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was also the Vice-President of

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Prominent human rights defender assassinated

Report
Amnesty
AI Index: AFR 62/011/2005 (Public)

The Congolese government must immediately start thorough and independent investigations into yesterday's assassination of human rights activist Pascal Kabungulu Kibembi, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Front Line said today.

Pascal Kabungulu was the Secretary-General of Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice), a leading human rights organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was also the Vice-President of the regional umbrella Ligue des Droits de l'Homme dans la Région des Grands Lacs (LDGL).

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MSF closes programs outside Bunia, DRC, and reports on intolerable level of violence in Ituri

MSF wants to highlight a double failure. First, the majority of the civilian population is not effectively protected. Moreover, it does not have access to humanitarian assistance.
MSF:Geneva/Bunia - During a press conference in Geneva, Médecisns Sans Frontières (MSF) announced the closing of its programs in the periphery of Bunia town, Ituri District, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The same day,
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Five DRCongo refugees reported killed by uniformed men

KINSHASA, Aug 1 (AFP) - Five people, one of them a child, have been killed by men in military uniform near the village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from which they had fled last month, a United Nations sponsored radio station said Monday.

They were killed Friday in the village of Birwa, about 12 kilometres (seven miles) from their home village of Nyakakoma in Nord-Kivu province which they left two weeks ago, radio Okapi said.

Some 7,000 people have fled from Nyakakoma, Nyamilima and Ishasa, about 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the provincial

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DRC: Sud-Kivu - Assassinat défenseur droits

Le Ministre De Gucht condamne expressément l'assassinat d'un activiste des droits de l'homme au Sud-Kivu et en appelle à la paix et à la stabilité en Ituri et dans les provinces du Kivu.

Le Ministre des Affaires étrangères Karel De Gucht condamne formellement le lâche assassinat à Bukavu le dimanche 31 août 2005 du défenseur des droits de l'homme Pascal Kabungulu dit « Doyen », de l'organisation « Les héritiers de la justice » qui occupe une place de premier plan au sein de la société civile de la province congolaise du Sud-Kivu.

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RDC : Centre d'orientation pour la démobilisation des militaires

Susana Gouveia & Samy Passalet/Monuc
Représentants de la MONUC, la Police Nationale Congolaise et la 3ème région Militaire ont effectué une visite, le mardi 26 juillet 2005, au Centre d'Orientation de BOKALA, situé à 10 Km de Mbandaka. Ce Centre érigé par la CONADER est destiné aux opérations de désarmement, démobilisation et réinsertion. But de la visite: voir les conditions de l'ouverture dudit centre en matière de sécurisation.

Cette délégation mixte a procédé à la visite du pavillon médicale, du mini Château d'eau, et de 45 tentes à bâche

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USAID/OTI DR Congo Hot Topics Jul 2005

Communities take the initiative, rehabilitate their own road
The Synergie d'Education Communautaire et d'Appui (SE*CA) program promotes improved stability in war-affected areas by facilitating the reintegration of war-affected youths into their communities and increasing local, regional and national understanding of issues that are key to the country's political transition.

To support these objectives, SE*CA uses three tools:

1. a Youth Education and Skills program to train war-affected youths in agriculture, civic education, health, conflict

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USAID Field Report DR Congo Jul 2005

Program Description
The Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) helps stabilize and revitalize war-torn communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by facilitating community-level reintegration of war-affected youths and increasing broad awareness of key transition issues. OTI's objectives are achieved through a program called Synergie d'Education Communautaire et d'Appui à la transition (SE*CA, pronounced "C'est ça!"). The program, implemented by Chemonics, focuses in eastern DRC, the epicenter of DRC's wars, on community reintegration and revitalization.
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USAID/OTI DR Congo Hot Topics Jul 2005 - Disabled guaranteed equal opportunity in the constitution

Parliament adopts constitutional and electoral law changes proposed by USAID grantee

The Synergie d'Education Communautaire et d'Appui (SE*CA) program promotes improved stability in war-affected areas by facilitating the reintegration of war-affected youths into their communities, and increasing local, regional and national understanding of issues that are key to the country's political transition.

To support these objectives, SE*CA uses three tools:

1. a Youth Education and Skills program to train war-affected youths in agriculture, civic education, health, conflict

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Indicateurs de conflit et de paix en RDC - Jul 2005

Ce rapport est fondé sur des interviews de terrain des acteurs-clefs aussi bien locaux que régionaux, en combinaison avec des informations collectées durant la période allant du 1 au 20 juillet 2005. Il est axé essentiellement sur la préparation des élections à Kinshasa et sur les récentes attaques menées par les FDLR au Sud Kivu. (Le document original en anglais fait foi)

INTRODUCTION

Le 30 juin et la "fin présumée de la transition" se sont déroulés sans conflit majeur, comme certains l'avaient prédit. Les tensions en RDC et la précarité du processus de paix

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RDC : Rapport sur les événements de Mbuji Mayi, province de Kasai Oriental juin 2005

I. Introduction:
1. La MONUC a dépêché une équipe d'enquête spéciale de la Division de droits de l'homme à Mbuji Mayi entre le 13 juillet et 21 juillet afin d'enquêter sur les événements qui se sont déroulés au mois de juin 2005 suite à la tension créée par la prolongation de la période de transition.

2. La MONUC a conduit une centaine d'entretiens avec les victimes et les témoins oculaires, fait des visites des quartiers les plus touchés et les hôpitaux de la ville et reçu la version de certaines autorités administratives et judicaire. Les enquêteurs ont pu confirmer

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UN SC maintains sanctions on DR Congo in light of failure by parties to comply with its demands, unanimously adopting resolution 1616 (2005)

SC/8467

Security Council
5243rd Meeting (AM)

Resolution 1616 (2005) Reiterates Members' Serious Concern over Armed Groups, Condemns Illicit Weapons Flows

Reiterating its serious concern regarding the presence of armed groups and militias in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and condemning the continued illicit flow of weapons within and into that country, the Security Council decided today to maintain the existing sanctions regime in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for another year in light of the parties' failure to comply with its demands.

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WFP to assist demobilized combatants in DR Congo

KINSHASA - To help bring peace to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will extend a vital operation to provide food rations to demobilized combatants and their families, as well as meeting the continuing needs of newly displaced people in the east.
The life-saving food aid operation, which was due to expire in December 2005, will now run through June 2006 at a total cost of US$191 million -- US$30 million more than the initial two-year relief operation.

"We are at a critical moment in

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DR Congo: Resolution 1616 (2005) adopted by the Security Council at its 5243rd meeting, on 29 Jul 2005 (S/RES/1616)

S/RES/1616 (2005)

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous resolutions and the statements by its President concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in particular resolutions 1493 of 28 July 2003, 1533 of 12 March 2004, 1552 of 27 July 2004, 1565 of 1 October 2004, 1592 of 30 March 2005 and 1596 of 18 April 2005,

Reiterating its serious concern regarding the presence of armed groups and militias in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in the provinces of North Kivu and

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DR Congo: renewed fighting, killings, rapes slow down IDP return and cause new displacements

Since the mid-1990s, millions of Congolese have fled their homes to escape fighting between rebel groups and the national government in a complex conflict which has, at times, involved as many as nine neighbouring states. Close to four million people are believed to have died as a result of the conflict which was accompanied by widespread human rights violations. Displacement peaked in 2003, with an estimated 3.4 million people forced from their homes, most of them in eastern DRC. The UN estimated that over 2.3 million people remained displaced as of mid-2005.
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Afghanistan + 33 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 31 of 2005

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:
Sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan (5) Tajikistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

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Monitoring de la situation humanitaire en RDC du 23 au 29 juillet 2005

Ce rapport ne reflète pas nécessairement la position officielle des Nations Unies

District de l'Ituri

Faits Majeurs

Un projet de plaidoyer pour une intervention multi sectorielle complémentaire à Djugu est mis en place. Sur initiative de partenaires humanitaires et sous l'auspice de OCHA, une rencontre a été organisée entre plusieurs ONG et ECHO le 26 juillet, avec pour but, de faire un plaidoyer pour focaliser les attentions des partenaires et des bailleurs de fonds sur le territoire de Djugu (Djugu Central à 75km

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Great Lakes: Rwanda, Uganda refute report on arms to DRC

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KAMPALA-KIGALI, 28 July (IRIN) - Uganda and Rwanda have denied statements contained in a report issued on Wednesday by the UN Security Council that the two countries had delayed to give information to officials monitoring arms sanctions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

"We have not delayed anything," Uganda's foreign minister, Sam Kuteesa told IRIN on Thursday. "What we have done is to give them information whenever they ask for it."

The main concern of the report by the

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