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04 Jun 2002 description
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An extract from "The Washington File - Africa edition"

27 Dec 1999 description
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Congo Republic government have started an operation to integrate Rwandan refugees into Congolese society. IPS reported on December 21 that the operation, which has already begun, is intended to ensure that Rwandan refugees who fled to the republic more than two years ago are fully integrated socially and economically into the society. A total of 345 Rwandans from the refugee camp at Loukolela, 600 kilometers north of the capital Brazzaville, were transferred to the villages of Boleko and Bokouango in the La Cuvette region.

27 Dec 1999 description
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Machete-wielding Rwandan rebels attacked a resettlement camp in northwestern Rwanda, hacking to death at least 30 people and injuring scores of others. AP reported that the attack occurred in Tamera, a village 50 miles northwest of Kigali, on the DR Congo border. Most of the victims were civilians. The rebels allegedly crossed over from Congo on December 23 and attacked during the evening hours. An army patrol arrived too late to do any good. It was the first such attack inside the country since Rwandan troops crossed into Congo in August 1998.

22 Dec 1999 description
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UN Security Council hears warning of potential violence against Tutsis in South Kivu, the Kabila government charges Rwanda buried 15 women alive in the east, and Kinshasa moves to a full war footing

22 Nov 1999 description
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Six years of fighting, 20 percent of the population displaced, 200,000 dead

04 Nov 1999 description
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More than 100,000 Congolese displaced and up to 7,000 dead in fighting since summer, all on Uganda's doorstep in the Ugandan zone of occupation

05 Aug 1999 description
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The death toll being reported by DR Congo MLC rebels from the alleged Sudanese Antonov bombing run in northwest DR Congo is now at 524 and rising.

07 Apr 1999 description
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April 7, 1999 12:41 GMT, updated 13:22 GMT: LUSA is reporting that a combined allied force of Angolan, Zimbabwean, and Namibian troops have begun combat operations against UNITA Angolan rebels in the northwestern Angola-southwestern DR Congo border region. LUSA said this operation is targeted against UNITA and DR Congo rebels operating with them. If true, the wars in Angola and the DR Congo have been joined and a new front may have opened for

06 Apr 1999 description
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An estimated 17,000 DR Congo refugees in the Kaputa area of Zambia reportedly attacked maize and cassava fields looting crops because of their experiencing food shortages, resulting in widespread hunger among the Congolese. Scared small-scale Zambian farmers feared they would be attacked and fled. Two neighboring bridges serving the area collapsed about a week ago disrupting the flow of food and medical supplies to the refugees. Local officials say that food supplies cannot flow again until the bridges are repaired, and there is no estimate yet available for when that might happen.

11 Feb 1999 description
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World Food Program now planning to move food to Goma by truck, a much more risky endeavor than by air

09 Feb 1999 description
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American Great Lakes Envoy Howard Wolpe believes "there is the political will to stop the fighting and to permit political negotiations to begin" in Africa War I in the DR Congo. Lara Pawson reported for Reuters that Wolpe is on a five-week tour of Central Africa to explore ways to end the war. Christof Maletsky reported for The Namibian that Wolpe, over the past two weeks, has been in Luanda, Kampala, Harare, Windhoek and Nairobi and will now move on to Kigali, Lusaka, Pretoria and Kinshasa. Pawson quoted Wolpe saying, "I have seen a growing pragmatism.

06 Jan 1999 description
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DR Congo RCD rebels say the people alleged to have been massacred in Makobola, South Kivu were actually Burundian Hutu guerrillas who crossed into the region from Burundi on December 31 and were killed in a fierce battle in the area where the massacres were reported. A Catholic organization in Rome had alleged that 500 civilians were massacred by rebel forces in the area of Makobola in South Kivu, including many women and children.

26 Aug 1998 description
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Updated August 26, 1998 16:19 EDT USA)

10 Aug 1998 description
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For original document and additional information, see New Congo Net (NCN) Central Africa Watch at http://www.marekinc.com/NCN.html

Battle Summary - August 10, 1998 11:11 EDT USA, Reston, Virginia

It appears that a regional war is being fought in the DR Congo on two major fronts.

Eastern Front: There are five major activities underway in the eastern front:

26 Feb 1998 description
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As an introduction to today's news, which each day is getting more difficult to assemble because of the complexities of Central Africa, NCN wishes to highlight a scenario we developed during the closing days of the Mobutu regime, in the spring of 1997. At that time, as we observed ADFL forces moving closer and closer to Kinshasa, we also observed the escape routes for those fighting forces battling against the ADFL.

08 Feb 1998 description
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While NCN is hesitant to report information provided to it that it cannot validate, but NCN feels compelled to once again highlight that information has come to us asserting that UDPS leader Etienne Tshisekedi is in danger, and could soon be arrested by Kabila regime authorities. NCN understands from telephone calls from Canada that Mr. Tshisekedi has essentially been confined to his home in Kinshasa.

21 Jan 1998 description
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Congolese authorities have apparently known for a long time about the cholera problem at the Kapalata military camp in Kisangani according to an ACP report of January 20. Informed sources in the health ministry reportedly told ACP that cholera was detected at the camp in mid-October 1997, when an abnormally high number of cases of suspicious cholera diarrhea were seen at the camp, which is home mostly to former Zairean soldiers and Mai-Mai fighters who came over to the government's side.