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11 Dec 2008 description

In response to a UN report on the violation of the embargo on supplying arms to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), development minister Bert Koenders has decided to suspend Dutch budget support to Rwanda.

According to the report, there is reason to suspect both the Congolese and the Rwandan armies of involvement with the rebel militias that are fighting each other in eastern DRC.

Mr Koenders, who visited eastern DRC and Rwanda and met with government officials of both countries last month, had previously …

29 Oct 2008 description
report UN Security Council


SC/9487

Security Council
6005th Meeting (AM & PM)

Hears 50 Speakers in Day-Long Debate on 'Women and Peace and Security',
Reaffirms Commitment to Implementation of Resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008)

After a day-long debate on "Women, peace and security", in which more than 50 speakers participated, the Security Council today issued a strong condemnation of all violations of international law committed against women and girls during and after armed conflicts.

29 Oct 2008 description
report UN Security Council


CS/9487

Conseil de sécurité
6005e séance – matin & après-midi

« Malgré des progrès, les femmes continuent d'être marginalisées », constate la Conseillère spéciale pour la parité entre les sexes et la promotion de la femme

Le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd'hui, au terme d'un débat sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité, « demandé instamment » aux États Membres et aux organisations internationales, régionales et sous-régionales d'élargir la participation des femmes à la prévention et au règlement des conflits, ainsi qu'à la consolidation de la paix.

14 Oct 2008 description
report Le Potentiel

Les armes continuent à crépiter au Kivu et en Ituri. Des accusations et des escalades verbales se multiplient entre la République démocratique du Congo et deux de ses voisins : le Rwanda, en particulier, et l'Ouganda. Exactement comme en 1996 et 1998. Et pourtant, en 2000, ces trois pays avaient signé l'Accord de Lusaka pour mettre fin aux hostilités.

26 May 2008 description

KISANGANI, Congo, May 26 (Reuters) - A small faction of Rwandan Hutu rebels in east Democratic Republic of Congo pledged on Monday to lay down their guns and return home, but the main rebel movement refused and rejected the ceremony as a sham.

21 Apr 2008 description
report UN News Service

Les représentants des signataires du Communiqué de Nairobi de novembre 2008 se sont réunis à New York vendredi dernier pour examiner les progrès réalisés avec les groupes armés au Rwanda et en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

04 Feb 2008 description
report World Vision

World Vision is currently surveying earthquake-affected areas in southwestern districts of Rwanda and DR Congo's South Kivu as the death and displaced toll rises.

In Rwanda, 33 people are confirmed dead and nearly 1,500 people have been left homeless after their homes were razed in the districts of Rusizi and Nyamasheke, according to a World Vision Rwanda assessment team who visited the area.

"These people are sleeping outside and it gets quite cold at night. They are in shock and in fear because this is the first time this has happened in their area.

04 Feb 2008 description


SITUATION OVERVIEW

1. On Sunday 3rd February, a series of earthquakes struck Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The most powerful earthquakes occurred within hours of one another with magnitudes of 6.1 and 5.0 respectively. The first hit at about 9:35am, 20km from Bukavu and the second quake came just under three-and-a-half hours later, slightly closer Bukavu but in Rwandan territory. Lesser tremors were reported throughout the rest of the day. The tremors were also felt in Burundi no casualties or damages have been reported.

03 Feb 2008 description

De : Dr D.V.NSUE MILANG - WR /RWANDA

A : Dr L. G. SAMBO - RD/AFRO

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Att : EHA/AFRO

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Origine : / MO/CSR/EPI

Objet : Tremblement de terre au Rwanda

Nous avons ressenti ce jour 03 février 2008 une importante secousse tellurique dont l'épicentre serait dans l'Est de la RDC qui a affecté plusieurs villes du Rwanda notamment dans la province de l'Ouest.