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14 Jul 2016 description

News in Brief

Last week, the United Nations has reiterated its call for political dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in order to prevent public discontent from escalating into violence and crisis. Indeed, the uncertainty surrounding Congo’s security situation has already adversely affected the investment climate in the mining sector.

07 Jul 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, political tensions persist. The putative leader of the opposition, Moise Katumbi, blamed current President Joseph Kabila last week of not committing to leave office. The opposition platform “Rassemblement” called for nationwide demonstrations on July 31 in order to demand timely organised elections.

04 Jul 2016 description

L'aide apportée par l'UE à la région des Grands Lacs africains arrive à destination, mais elle pourrait s'avérer trop onéreuse, selon l'auditeur externe de l'UE

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Les membres du Groupe d’experts sur la République démocratique du Congo, dont le mandat a été prorogé par la résolution 2198 (2015) du Conseil de sécurité, ont l’honneur de faire tenir ci-joint leur rapport final, établi en application du paragraphe 7 de cette même résolution.

Ce rapport a été communiqué le 3 mai 2016 au Comité du Conseil de sécurité créé par la résolution 1533 (2004) concernant la République démocratique du Congo, qui l’a examiné le 13 mai 2016.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

The members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2198 (2015) have the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 7 of Security Council resolution 2198 (2015), the final report on their work.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 3 May 2016 and was considered by the Committee on 13 May 2016.

16 Jun 2016 description
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News in Brief

The Congolese opposition parties who gathered for two days in Brussels last week, decided to unite under a new umbrella organisation, called “Rassemblement” (“Rally”). They rejected dialogue with current President Kabila and demanded the organisation of presidential elections before December 19 this year, along with the President’s departure.

31 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | mardi 31/05/2016 - 16:43 GMT

Cinq personnes, dont deux enseignants, ont été tués lundi en marge d'une opération militaire contre des rebelles ougandais musulmans à Beni, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, selon l'armée congolaise.

"Deux [membres des] ADF [Forces démocratiques alliées] ont été tués et du matériel militaire récupéré", indique un communiqué de l'armée publié mardi à Kinshasa.

27 May 2016 description
report African Union

Communiqué de presse

Addis Abéba, le 23 mai 2016 - La cinquième réunion ministérielle du Mécanisme conjoint de coordination (MCC) de l'Initiative de coopération régionale pour l'élimination de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (ICR-LRA) s’est tenue à Addis-Abeba le 20 mai 2016.

27 May 2016 description
report African Union

Press release

Addis Ababa, 23 May 2016 - The Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Coordination Mechanism (JCM) of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) took place in Addis Ababa on 20 May 2016.

26 May 2016 description
report Invisible Children

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team has gathered a series of reports through our Early Warning Network indicating the renewed presence of an LRA group within DR Congo’s Garamba National Park in eastern Congo. Garamba, one of Africa’s oldest national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been consistently targeted by the LRA in recent years, who have regularly conducted elephant poaching missions ordered by Joseph Kony, who then trades trafficked ivory tusks for weapons and other supplies.

19 May 2016 description

This blog post was written by Jason Stearns and Yolande Bouka, the Co-Directors of Studies for the Rift Valley Institute’s Great Lakes Field Course, which will be taking place in Entebbe, Uganda from 11–17 June 2016. Jason and Yolande  will be joined by a team of regional and international specialists to explore the contemporary complexities of the region as well as the gamut of social, economic, political and security trends, drawing on deep history and local knowledge to inform debate and discussion.

18 May 2016 description
report BioMed Central

Jocelyn TD KellyEmail author, Lindsay Branham and Michele R. Decker

Conflict and Health 201610:11 DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0078-5© Kelly et al. 2016

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10 May 2016 description

Le CICR à Kampala a remis avec succès dix enfants mineurs à la délégation du CICR en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à Bunagana, à la frontière entre l'Ouganda et la RDC, afin de les réunir avec leur famille.

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.