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19 Apr 2010 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): plan to withdraw peacekeeping troops

Rome, 5 April 2010 - A UN report proposed a plan for a three-year phased withdrawal the peacekeeping force, MONUC. While the Congolese government has urged the 22,000-strong UN-peacekeeping force to leave in 2011 before the next national elections.

The UN technical assessment mission concluded that an ongoing presence of the MONUC force was essential in the Kivu and Orientale provinces in the east of the country.

17 May 2007 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

UGANDA: GOVERNMENT AND REBELS SIGN PHASE TWO OF THE PEACE DEAL

On 2 May, the government of Uganda and the rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) signed an accord to extend the ceasefire and agreed phase two of a peace agreement. The previous ceasefire ended earlier this year on 28 February, creating instability and raising anxieties among the population in northern Uganda.

"News of the extension of the ceasefire brought relief to most, including the NGOs assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs).