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02 Feb 2016 description

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Representatives of signatory states of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28 January 2016, in the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council. The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were represented at the meeting, in their capacity as guarantors of the Framework.

25 Dec 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan made a voluntary contribution of approximately €48,000 to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

09 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12148

7572nd Meeting (AM)
Security Council Meetings Coverage

Group Active across Three Countries, Say Senior Officials, also Reporting Rising Piracy, Mounting Political Tensions as Electoral Cycles Begin

04 Nov 2015 description
report Enough Project

New field research from the Enough Project shows that the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is weakened to an unprecedented point, counting only 120 armed fighters in its ranks, scattered across three countries in central Africa. Despite its weakened state, the LRA continues to pose a threat to local populations in Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in South Sudan, with 150 recorded attacks and 500 abductions of civilians for the first eight months of 2015 and 200,000 people displaced.

By Ledio Cakaj | Oct 26, 2015

08 Oct 2015 description

Trends in Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) violence in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) diverged sharply in the first eight months of 2015. In Congo, LRA groups utilized bold tactics rarely employed in recent years, killing at least six Congolese soldiers and conducting a series of large-scale looting raids that led to a surge in civilian abductions.

02 Oct 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2211 (2015), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.1 It covers developments since the issuance of my report of 13 March 2015 (S/2015/173) and provides information on peace and security developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region until 15 September 2015.

II. Recent developments

11 Sep 2015 description

USAID/DRC FACT SHEET - COUNTER-LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY (C-LRA) OVERVIEW

24 Jul 2015 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Friday 7/24/2015 - 10:01 GMT

Ugandan rebels have killed three women during an overnight raid in the northeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, a research group and the provincial governor said Friday.

"ADF jihadists," Muslim fighters in the Alliance of Democratic Forces from neighbouring Uganda, attacked Mayi-Moya in strife-prone North Kivu province on Thursday evening, the Study Centre for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights (Cepadho) said in a statement.

10 Jul 2015 description

Kampala, Ouganda | AFP | vendredi 10/07/2015 - 23:34 GMT

Un chef rebelle ougandais accusé d'avoir assassiné des centaines de civils dans l'est de la RDC a été extradé en vue de son procès à Kampala, a déclaré un porte-parole du gouvernement ougandais vendredi.

L'Ouganda avait demandé à la Tanzanie l'extradition de Jamil Mukulu, chef de la rébellion ougandaise des Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF), après l'annonce de son arrestation en avril.

25 May 2015 description

Bukavu, RD Congo | AFP | lundi 25/05/2015 - 17:14 GMT

Les autorités congolaises laissent "pourrir la situation" dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, écrivent plusieurs évêques catholiques de cette région déchirée par les conflits depuis plus de vingt ans dans un message reçu lundi par l'AFP.

13 May 2015 description
  1. Total LRA attacks and abductions increased in 2014, reversing years of decline

  2. Trends in LRA violence varied dramatically at the local level

  3. The LRA’s command structure is in upheaval

  4. The LRA’s fighting capacity is dropping (slowly)

  5. The LRA is losing its most experienced women and children captives

  6. The LRA is using collaborators to traffic illicit resources

  7. The LRA and Seleka have a complicated relationship

  8. The LRA is not the only armed group attacking civilians

08 May 2015 description
report Voice of America

Nick Long

May 07, 2015 12:52 PM

BENI, DRC— The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has called for more cooperation with the Congolese army, after two peacekeepers were killed and 13 wounded in an ambush in Beni territory near the Ugandan border. The mission says the Ugandan Islamist ADF rebels are suspected of carrying out the attack, and has warned other groups against collaborating with terrorism.

The call follows two attacks on the mission in Beni territory this week.

24 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

La société civile de Beni a signalé vendredi 24 avril l’incursion, depuis trois jours, des hommes armés habillés en tenue de l’armée ougandaise (UPDF) dans plusieurs villages du secteur de Ruwenzori (Nord-Kivu). Selon cette structure citoyenne, ces hommes armés sont installés dans les villages de Kalehaleha, Kalindera et Mumbiri. L’administrateur du territoire de Beni parle d’environ deux cents hommes présents dans la zone.

24 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

The Food and Agriculture Organisation has launched a project to stem post-harvest losses in Africa.

Mireille Totobesola, FAO project manager, said the $2.7 million project will give small grants of about $1,000 to smallholder farmers in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso to reduce food losses through the provision of modern storage facilities.

The funding will also support establishment of an online platform, where African governments can pick up some lessons and seek the help of experts who are available on a chatroom.

12 Mar 2015 description

Charles Antoine Bambara : Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles et Messieurs, Membres de la presse, Auditeurs de Radio Okapi, Bonjour et bienvenue à ce rendez-vous hebdomadaire. ƒ

  • Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO
    -ƒ Activités de l’Equipe-Pays
    -ƒ Situation militaire

Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO

Droits de l’Homme :

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,

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,