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28 Dec 2014 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Sunday 12/28/2014 - 20:15 GMT

A group of 155 Rwandan Hutu rebels turned themselves in on Sunday in the face of threatened action by UN and Congolese troops as part of efforts to restore calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east.

The rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known as the FDLR, surrendered to authorities in North Kivu province in the DR Congo, said provincial deputy governor Feller Lutaichirwa.

28 Dec 2014 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | dimanche 28/12/2014 - 19:36 GMT

Cent-cinquante cinq rebelles hutu rwandais se sont rendus aux autorités dimanche dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, à quelques jours de l'expiration d'un ultimatum de la communauté internationale, a-t-on appris auprès de sources officielle et locale.

24 Dec 2014 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | mercredi 24/12/2014 - 14:37 GMT

Le Rwanda a dénoncé mercredi l'absence de "bonne volonté" internationale contre les rebelles rwandais des FDLR, basés dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et à qui l'ONU a donné jusqu'au 2 janvier pour désarmer, sous peine d'action militaire.

23 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

23 décembre 2014 – A dix jours de la date d'expiration de l'ultimatum lancé aux Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) pour désarmer, le chef de la Mission de l'ONU en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Martin Kobler, a invité mardi les rebelles rwandais à saisir cette occasion pour déposer les armes.

22 Dec 2014 description


By 2020 Rwanda aims to complete its transformation from a poor, post-conflict nation to a thriving, middle income, regional trade and investment hub. But Rwanda’s progress will stall without transformative changes that: create wealth and investment and invigorate the private sector, improve basic services, increase the accountability of the state to its people, and address potential causes of conflict and fragility, including regional instability.

18 Dec 2014 description

The Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, composed of Judge Theodor Meron, presiding, Judge Bakone Justice Moloto, Judge Christoph Flügge, Judge Burton Hall, and Judge Liu Daqun, delivered today its judgement on the appeal lodged by Augustin Ngirabatware.

17 Dec 2014 description
report Peace Direct

December 17 2014: Jean de Dieu Basabose, Peace Direct's Local Correspondent for Rwanda, looks at how small scale saving and loans associations are contributing to peace in Rwanda.

17 Dec 2014 description

Conflict continues to drive food insecurity in many areas of the region

Key Messages:

About 12.4 million people in East Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance. As of November, the majority were in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in northeastern Djibouti, eastern and northeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, southern and central Somalia, western and southern Sudan, and the Greater Upper Nile States in South Sudan. Significant populations remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in these countries and in Burundi, Rwanda, and northeastern Uganda.

16 Dec 2014 description

Howard G Buffet pledges to help Congolese refugees repatriate currently living the country’s camps repatriate.

Buffett made the pledge on Monday December 15, 2014 at Gihembe Refugee Camp in Gicumbi District where he landed after an aerial visit to various refugee camps in the country.

Howard Buffet get out of plane as he visit Gihembe camp

“I have seen that they have some basic infrastructure like water and schools, but when people are not in their homes they do not feel comfortable,” Buffett said.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description

Highlights from this issue:

  • What can we learn from the missteps of providing corticosteroids for preterm delivery?

  • How should health systems in West Africa be strengthened in the wake of the Ebola outbreak?

  • How can behavior change activities increase contraceptive use in urban areas?

  • What role can drug shops play in family planning?

  • How do health care workers find the courage to care for Ebola patients?

12 Dec 2014 description

Mireille Affa'a Mindzie, George Mukundi Wachira, and Lucy Dunderdale

The “Africa rising” narrative has gained traction in recent years. But who, exactly, is rising? While statistics point to a continent whose fortunes have improved, many African citizens remain at the margins of socioeconomic development. And as recent citizen uprisings on the continent demonstrate, growth without effective democratic governance cannot ensure peace and stability.

12 Dec 2014 description

P4P in Rwanda In Rwanda, P4P focuses on supporting the government’s efforts to boost agricultural production, on increasing the income of smallholder farmers and developing the agricultural market. In order to reduce post-harvest losses, P4P and partners support farmers’ cooperatives with training in post-harvest handling, equipment and storage facilities. Cooperatives also receive training to strengthen their marketing and institutional capacity, and in financial management to assist them to access finance.

11 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council


7332nd Meeting (AM)

When the Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 20 years ago, on the heels of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia the previous year, the landscape of international criminal law was altered forever, members heard today as they reviewed developments.