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04 Mar 2015 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l’Union africaine (UA), en sa 488ème réunion tenue le 23 février 2015, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la situation dans la région des Grands Lacs:

Le Conseil,

01 Mar 2015 description

Most poor households remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity

Key Messages

26 Feb 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Des rebelles rwandais des FDLR sont concentrés, depuis quelques temps dans les localités de Kihito, Kasave et Nyabanyira dans le groupement de Binza en territoire de Rutshuru (Nord-Kivu). L’administratrice assistante de ce territoire, Mme Liberata Rubumba qui a livré cette information jeudi 26 février à Radio Okapi, a indiqué que ces combattants hutus ont accentué les exactions contre les populations civiles.

26 Feb 2015 description

After the launch, by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), of the operation for forcible disarmament of Rwandan fighters of the FDLR in Uvira territory, South Kivu, the United Nations, the National Commission for Refugees and their partners on 25 February 2015 embarked on an awareness campaign among communities in the Ruzizi Plain and the Midlands of Lemera to promote peaceful cohabitation between local residents and displaced people, including Rwandan refugees.

25 Feb 2015 description

Au lendemain du lancement de l'opération de désarmement forcé des combattants rwandais des FDLR par l'armée régulière congolaise (FARDC) en Territoire d'Uvira au Sud-Kivu, les Nations Unies, la Commission Nationale des Refugies (CNR) et leurs partenaires sensibilisent depuis ce mercredi 25 février 2015 les Communautés de la Plaine de la Ruzizi et des Moyens Plateaux de Lemera sur l'accueil et la cohabitation pacifique entre les résidents et les déplacés parmi lesquels, des réfugiés rwandais.

24 Feb 2015 description

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP | Tuesday 2/24/2015 - 15:12 GMT

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army on Tuesday launched an assault against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the volatile east of the country, military and official sources said.

"Operations against the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) began in South Kivu early this morning and will last as long as these people resist," an officer in the armed forces (FARDC) told AFP, asking not to be named.

24 Feb 2015 description

Bukavu, RD Congo | AFP | mardi 24/02/2015 - 22:20 GMT

par Jean-Baptiste BADERHA

L'armée congolaise a lancé mardi des opérations contre des rebelles hutu rwandais enracinés depuis vingt ans dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo et accusés de graves crimes.

23 Feb 2015 description
report African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
488 TH MEETING
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
23 FEBRUARY 2015

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 488th meeting held on 23 February 2015, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Great Lakes Region:

Council,

21 Feb 2015 description

Kiwanja, DR Congo | AFP | Saturday 2/21/2015 - 05:36 GMT

by Stéphanie AGLIETTI

Doubts linger over a long-announced military offensive against Rwandan rebels based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but local people and relief workers are preparing for reprisal raids on civilians.

The rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) already "confiscate part of our harvest, then make us pay money to get to our fields," farmer Jean Bosco Hitimana, 35, said beside his cassava crop.

20 Feb 2015 description
report Peace Direct

February 19 2015: Jean de Dieu Basabose, Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in Rwanda, discusses an approach to resolving ethnic conflict structured around religious practice.

13 Feb 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

12 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

39 Child friendly space operational (emergency)
270 SGBV incidents reported across the 3 emergency locations in 2014
100% Newly arrived refugees registered 759,453 Health consultation in 2014 of which 39% were nationals

12 Feb 2015 description

Overview
Conflict and unfavourable climatic conditions remain the main drivers of food insecurity and displacement in the Eastern Africa region. Despite growing humanitarian needs, a difficult global humanitarian financing climate has forced humanitarian country teams in the region to prioritize response plans.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le coordonnateur national du Mécanisme national de suivi de l’accord d’Addis-Abeba, François Muamba, a déclaré mercredi 11 février que le dossier «ex-M23 » serait bientôt clos. Il est s’exprimé au terme d’une réunion d’évaluation des déclarations de Naïrobi, signées en décembre 2013 et mettant fin à la rébellion du M23. Des envoyés spéciaux internationaux pour les Grands Lacs dont Saïd Djinnit, l’ambassadeur de l’Ouganda ainsi que le chargé de mission à l’ambassade du Rwanda en RDC ont examiné le niveau d’exécution de ces déclarations.

11 Feb 2015 description

ICTR Prosecutor Releases Best Practices Manual on Referral of International Criminal Cases to National Jurisdictions

Arusha, Tanzania

11 Feb 2015 description
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NEWS: Better use of long-term climate information could reduce risks for African investments

London and Cape Town, Monday 9 February 2015 - African governments and businesses are putting their investments at risk from the long-term impacts of climate change because they are failing to take climate information into account, says a new report from the Overseas Development Institute and SouthSouthNorth for the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), launched today.

11 Feb 2015 description

Kisangani, 11 février 2015: Le Représentant Spécial adjoint du Secrétaire Général de l’ONU, en RDC, en charge des opérations à l’Est du pays, le Général Abdallah WAFY a séjourné quelques heures ce mercredi à Kisangani en provenance de Kinshasa où il a visité le site de transit des ex-combattants FDLR et leurs dépendants, situé au camp militaire Lieutenant Général BAHUMA.