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International non-governmental organizations working in Congo have been closely following the recent progress made in the DRC on the road to peace and democracy. We consider the successful end of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue and the imminent installation of the transitional government as important steps on the way to re-establishing rule of law in DRC.
United States Agency for International
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
Office of Transition Initiatives
USAID/OTI's goal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is to enhance the informed participation of Congolese society in political and economic decision-making processes that contribute to a peaceful, unified, and democratic country.
To advance this goal OTI activities fall under three objectives:
- Increased country-wide availability
of and access to balanced information;
JOHANNESBURG: Representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) attending the First Plenary Meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) welcomed international commitment to take additional effective steps to break the link between diamonds and human rights violations and conflict in Africa. However, governments failed to take action on an element critical to the credibility of the Scheme -- the need for regular, independent monitoring of all participants, to ensure that the process is not subject to abuse.
(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 131)
Brussels, 30 April 2003 - The European Union underlines the importance of further progress in the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order not to lose the momentum created by the conclusion of the inter-Congolese dialogue in Sun City as well as the Luanda Agreement. In this respect, the EU recalls that Uganda committed itself in Luanda formally to withdraw its troops from Ituri (DRC) no later than March 20, 2003, a date it subsequently readjusted to April 24, 2003.
Launched on: 01 March, 2002 for 9 months
for CHF 1,086,000 from some 5.9 million beneficiaries.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: N/A
AI INDEX: IOR 80/009/2003
The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has condemned the spate of violence in the country's volatile northeast, which threatened to eclipse an historic meeting between rebel leaders and Government officials in the capital, Kinshasa.
Security incidents in refugee camps located close to international borders continue to take lives. Today, more than 35,000 Liberian refugees in the Ivory Coast are in imminent danger, and the UN estimates that half of them need to be evacuated immediately. No country has offered them a safe haven. At Nicla camp, near Guiglo, more than 8,000 refugees face ongoing fighting and active recruitment from belligerent forces. One refugee accommodated near the Liberian border told Refugees International, "I personally know of five people who disappeared.
by Joelle Sabella
par Mathy Mupapa
by Yulu Kabamba
Earlier this month, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said that its studies had found that at least 3.3 million people have died in the war that has gripped the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998, making it the deadliest documented conflict since World War II.
KAMPALA, 28 April (IRIN) - Uganda had by Sunday withdrawn 1,650 troops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, army spokesman Maj. Shaban Bantariza told IRIN on Monday. The first group was flown out on Friday.
NAIROBI, 28 avril (IRIN) - Après plus de quatre ans de guerre, les dirigeants du Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie (RCD-Goma), un mouvement rebelle important soutenu par le Rwanda, sont arrivés à Kinshasa, capitale de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).
AI Index: AFR 62/014/2003 (Public)
NAIROBI, 28 avril (IRIN) - L'Ouganda a déjà retiré Dimanche 1650 soldats de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), a annoncé lundi à IRIN un porte-parole de l'armée, le major Shaban Bantariza. Un premier groupe a été transporté par avion vendredi. "Seuls l'équipement militaire et ceux qui en ont la garde doivent encore parvenir par voie aérienne", dit-il.
KINSHASA, 28 April (IRIN) - Leaders of the Rwandan-backed Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD-Goma) rebel movement arrived in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), after more than four years of war.