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21 Apr 2016 description

The ICRC in Kampala has successfully handed over ten minor children to the ICRC delegation in the DRC at Bunagana point on the Uganda-DRC border for reunification with their families.

05 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

J’ai l’honneur de me référer au débat public intitulé « Maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales : Prévention et solution des conflits dans la région des Grands Lacs », qui se tiendra dans le cadre de la séance du Conseil de sécurité du 21 mars 2016.

05 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

I wish to refer to the open debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: prevention and resolution of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region”, scheduled to be held during the meeting of the Security Council on 21 March 2016.

Following consultations between the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat and the Permanent Mission of Angola to the United Nations, I have the honour to transmit herewith the Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework 2016-2017 (see annex), which shall be officially launched during the open debate.

04 Apr 2016 description
report International Alert

Improving conditions for small-scale cross-border traders

04 April 2016

On 16 and 17 March, International Alert together with the World Bank organised a unique regional conference in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on supporting small-scale cross-border trade in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

31 Mar 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12310

Conseil de sécurité, 7662e séance – matin
Conseil de sécurité
Couverture des réunions

Regrettant les progrès limités accomplis jusqu’à présent, le Conseil de sécurité a souligné, ce matin, combien il importe que les États signataires de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la région des Grands Lacs mettent intégralement en œuvre leurs engagements pris en vertu de ce document.

31 Mar 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12310

7662nd Meeting (AM)
Security Council Meetings Coverage

The Security Council today expressed regret over the limited progress in implementing national and regional commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region, stressing that signatory States must carry out those obligations in order to achieve lasting peace.

21 Mar 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12294

7653rd Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Secretary-General Launches Regional Strategic Framework as Members Hear from United Nations, African Union World Bank Officials

03 Mar 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Thursday 3/3/2016 - 01:42 GMT

The United Nations will soon restore military cooperation with the Democratic Republic of Congo to help the army fight rebels in the east, a senior UN official said Wednesday.

The UN peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo withdrew its support to the army's campaign in February 2015 to protest the appointment of two generals to lead the offensive who are on a UN list of human rights violators.

29 Feb 2016 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Monday 2/29/2016 - 14:51 GMT

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed 13 civilians in an overnight raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Monday.

"We've just discovered a total of 13 bodies, cut to death, including four women," said Lieutenant Mak Hazukay, army spokesman in the region of Beni, in the north of the North Kivu province.

25 Feb 2016 description
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s address to the Great Lakes Private Sector Investment Conference, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, today:

Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier le Président Kabila, ainsi que le Gouvernement et le peuple de la République démocratique du Congo, de leur accueil très chaleureux.

12 Feb 2016 description

Les Ministres des Affaires étrangères et les représentants des États signataires de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la région se sont réunis à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie, le 28 janvier 2016, en marge de la 28ème Session ordinaire du Conseil exécutif de l'Union africaine.

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.