Topic: Sud-Kivu Province
A roundup of this week's news from Africa's Great Lakes region, from biofuels in Rwanda to threatened terrorist attacks against Burundi and Uganda by Somali Islamist militias.
11/19/2010 01:24 pm
The UN's largest peacekeeping force failed to prevent mass rape by Congo rebels in July. Now it's pushing to be more proactive – and more innovative – in its mission to protect civilians.
11/13/2010 12:20 pm
The Congo mining ban has hurt the Congolese economy without making the area safer, according to a dispatch from an Enough Project researcher working in the region.
10/25/2010 03:55 pm
The arrest of an FDLR leader in exile in France is unlikely to prompt any major changes on the ground in Congo, where the same rebel group is still a threat.
10/14/2010 02:48 pm
A Congo mining ban, instituted recently and meant to halt financing for rebel movements, has hurt everyday Congolese who rely on mining for their livelihood.
10/05/2010 04:25 pm
In recent weeks, there have been many unconfirmed reports of Rwandan troops heading into the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assist the Congolese army.
09/23/2010 02:59 pm
The striking conclusion of a new draft UN report is that violence perpetrated by Rwandan President Paul Kagame's and Congolese President Laurent Kabila's forces against Hutus could constitute 'crimes of genocide.'
08/26/2010 05:44 pm
A 17-fold increase in civilian rape between 2004 and 2008 in the Democratic Republic of Congo underscores the wartime legacy of sexual violence.
06/30/2010 03:47 pm
Group homes and networks are helping mothers in Congo to counter harsh discrimination as well as their frequent reluctance to accept children of rape. Since fighting engulfed eastern Congo in the late 1990s, hundreds of thousands of women have been victims of sexual violence.
05/09/2010 10:29 am
Ignace Murwanashyaka, the leader of the Rwanda Hutu rebels, was arrested Tuesday in Germany. He was charged with crimes against humanity in Congo.
11/17/2009 12:00 am
Many soldiers haven't seen wages for months. Meanwhile, a Hutu militia is increasing attacks on civilians in response to the military offensive.
05/04/2009 01:00 am
The world must act to stop this weapon of war.
01/27/2009 12:00 am
More than 2,000 Rwandan troops entered Congo Tuesday to help hunt down Hutu rebels who are blamed for the 1994 genocide of about 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis.
01/22/2009 12:00 am
An ordained preacher and rebel group commander, Gen. Laurent Nkunda is threatening to draw other nations into a war in eastern Congo.
11/14/2008 12:00 am
A 12-vehicle United Nations aid convoy went behind rebel lines Monday.
11/04/2008 12:00 am
Civilians displaced by fighting pelted the UN compound in Goma with rocks on Monday. They blame UN peacekeepers for failing to protect them from rebels.
10/29/2008 01:00 am