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Congo News (Th-Sat) - honoring Breaking the Silence Congo Week 10/19-10/25

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  • Ms Golden
    Greetings all, Here is the last of the daily news that I said I would send out (Thursday-Saturday) in honor of “BREAKING THE SILENCE” CONGO WEEK. I decided
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 25, 2008
      Greetings all,

      Here is the last of the daily news that I said I would send out
      (Thursday-Saturday) in honor of “BREAKING THE SILENCE” CONGO
      WEEK. I decided to put multiple news in one email so that you
      wouldn’t end up with seven separate emails. Thank you for your
      attention and receiving these emails. I hope that your awareness
      has been increased with regard to the Congo and that the silence
      has been broken! Save the Dates for the Congolese Dance & Drum
      Festival, June 2009-Oakland, there will be lectures!

      In dance,

      LaKiesha

      From: Yahoo! Alerts [mailto:alerts@...] Sent: Monday,
      October 20, 2008 2:43 PM To: golden2006@... Subject:
      Keyword News: [Congo]

      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:
      Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg> Flag ratio:
      3:4, since 2006.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), current flag adopted Feb.
      2006

      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:
      Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg> Flag ratio: 2:3

      Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazza), current flag readopted June
      1991

      Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:35 PM PDT

      <http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-10-23-voa46.cfm> Rebels in
      Eastern Congo Reject UN Call for Ceasefire Voice of America Thu,
      23 Oct 2008 1:33 PM PDT The leader of a rebel group in the
      eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected a
      call by the United Nations to stop all hostilities. The rejection
      comes amid growing concerns that renewed fighting in the country
      is fueling a humanitarian crisis.

      <http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/news/newsid=922931.
      html?cid=rssfeed&att=> Congo climb to new heights FIFA Thu, 23
      Oct 2008 6:22 AM PDT Congo missed out on a spot in the third
      phase of African qualifying for South Africa 2010, but they are
      in an all-time high berth on the world ladder.

      <http://allafrica.com/stories/200810230971.html> Congo-Kinshasa:
      About 15,000 Newly Displaced in Villages in Rumangabo Area
      AllAfrica.com Thu, 23 Oct 2008 9:07 AM PDT A team from the United
      Nations Mission in the DR Congo (MONUC)'s Civil Affairs Section
      recently visited Biruma, Kalengera and Rumangabo, three villages
      that lie 55, 61 and 50 kilometres north of Goma, to find out how
      civilian protection is organised following this month's attack on
      Rumangabo by the National Congress for People's Defence (CNDP).

      <http://allafrica.com/stories/200810230972.html> Congo-Kinshasa:
      UN Urges Immediate Ceasefire in East AllAfrica.com Thu, 23 Oct
      2008 9:06 AM PDT In New York, the United Nations Security Council
      on Tuesday voiced its deep concern about the resurgence of
      violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'s eastern
      provinces and urged all parties to immediately respect a
      ceasefire.

      <http://www.upi
      com/Emerging_Threats/2008/10/22/DR_Congo_violence_could_destabili
      ze_region/UPI-27691224715563/> DR Congo violence could
      destabilize region UPI Wed, 22 Oct 2008 3:50 PM PDT UNITED
      NATIONS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Escalating violence between rebels and
      the Democratic Republic of the Congo's government could
      destabilize the entire region, according to the United Nations.

      <http://allafrica.com/stories/200810230484.html> Congo-Kinshasa:
      ICC - Lubanga Case Still At Dead End AllAfrica.com Thu, 23 Oct
      2008 4:04 AM PDT The Appeals Chamber of International Criminal
      Court (ICC) confirmed in two decisions rendered Tuesday, the stay
      of the proceedings in the Thomas Lubanga case, a rebel leader in
      the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but ordered to maintain
      the defendant in detention.

      <http://allafrica.com/stories/200810230510.html> Congo-Kinshasa:
      ICC Issues Fresh Orders for Country to Arrest Kony AllAfrica.com
      Thu, 23 Oct 2008 4:01 AM PDT The International Criminal Court in
      The Hague, Netherlands, has issued an ultimatum to the Democratic
      Republic of Congo to execute arrest warrants for LRA rebel leader
      Joseph Kony.

      <http://allafrica.com/stories/200810230007.html> Uganda: Rebels
      Kill Six Civilians in DR Congo, UN Mission Reports AllAfrica.com
      Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:00 PM PDT Ugandan rebel forces operating in
      the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed six civilians
      in a deadly attack in the north-eastern village of Bangadi, the
      United Nations peacekeeping mission to the DRC reported today.

      <http://www.gazette.net/stories/10222008/bowinew125558_32479.
      shtml> Bowie State students raise awareness about conflicts in
      the Congo Bowie Gazette Thu, 23 Oct 2008 0:29 AM PDT Heather
      Davies and other students and staff gather around the Torch of
      Truth on Sunday at Bowie State University. The Sunday night
      prayer and vigil was the start of a week of events aimed at
      bringing awareness to the violence in the Congo.

      <http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2008/200810/news23/20081023-20ee.
      html> Congratulatory Message to PM of Democratic Congo Korean
      Central News Agency Wed, 22 Oct 2008 6:25 PM PDT Pyongyang,
      October 22 (KCNA) -- Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Kim Yong Il on
      Oct. 21 sent a congratulatory message to Adolphe Muzito upon his
      appointment as Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of
      Congo.

      Friday, October 24, 2008 2:36 PM PDT

      U.N.
      <http://news.yahoo
      com/s/nm/20081024/wl_nm/us_congo_democratic_un_2> council seen
      backing special forces for Congo Reuters via Yahoo! News Fri, 24
      Oct 2008 1:35 PM PDT The U.N. Security Council will likely
      authorize deployment of some special forces and new military
      hardware to help U.N. troops better protect civilians from
      increasing violence in Congo, diplomats said.

      U.N.
      <http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-10-24-congo-un-
      displaced_N.htm?csp=34> agency: 200,000 newly displaced in east
      Congo USA Today Fri, 24 Oct 2008 7:28 AM PDT Fighting in eastern
      Congo has driven some 200,000 from their homes during the last
      eight weeks, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis,
      the World Food Program said Friday.

      U.N.
      <http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/10/24/Congo.displaced.
      ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest> says recent Congo fighting
      uproots 200,000 CNN Fri, 24 Oct 2008 5:14 AM PDT GENEVA,
      Switzerland (AP) -- The World Food Program says fighting in
      eastern Congo's province of North Kivu has driven around 200,000
      people from their homes since August.

      Thousands
      <http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/africa/7690015.stm>
      displaced in DR Congo BBC News Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:19 PM PDT The
      UN says fighting in eastern DR Congo has displaced 200,000 people
      since fighting broke out with rebel forces.

      Katanga
      <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601116&sid=awHXFg.
      RrAIY> Reviews Capital Spending at Congo Copper Mine (Update1)
      Bloomberg Fri, 24 Oct 2008 9:59 AM PDT Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) --
      Katanga Mining Ltd. , the company restarting the largest
      underground copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said
      it is reviewing capital expenditures as the global credit crisis
      intensifies.

      Thousands
      <http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/NewsStory.aspx?cpath=
      20081024%5cACQRTT200810241556RTTRADERUSEQUITY_1096.htm&&mypage=
      newsheadlines&title=
      Thousands%20Displaced%20In%20DR%20Congo%20Fighting,%20Says%20UN>
      Displaced In DR Congo Fighting, Says UN Nasdaq Fri, 24 Oct 2008
      12:59 PM PDT (RTTNews) - The United Nations food aid agency said
      Friday that the recent fighting in the Democratic Republic of
      Congo's Nord-Kivu province has displaced more than 200,000 people
      and warned that the relief agencies are struggling to provide aid
      to the displaced.

      UN agency:
      <http://www.charlotteobserver.com/world/story/275082.html>
      200,000 newly displaced in east Congo The Charlotte Observer Fri,
      24 Oct 2008 7:40 AM PDT (By ELIANE ENGELER, Associated Press
      Writer) Fighting in eastern Congo has driven some 200,000 from
      their homes during the last eight weeks, exacerbating an already
      dire humanitarian crisis, the World Food Program said Friday. A
      total of between 1.4 million and 2 million people have been
      displaced since 2007 in the North Kivu province, where fighters
      loyal to warlord Laurent Nkunda skirmish ...

      200,000
      <http://ca.news.yahoo
      com/s/capress/081024/world/un_congo_displaced_1> people displaced
      by fighting in Congo since August: UN The Canadian Press via
      Yahoo! Canada News Fri, 24 Oct 2008 6:30 AM PDT GENEVA - The
      World Food Program says some 200,000 people have been displaced
      since August as a result of fighting in Congo's North Kivu
      province.

      Saturday, October 25, 2008 2:38 PM PDT

      200,000
      <http://www.upi
      com/Top_News/2008/10/25/200000_displaced_in_DR_Congo_fighting/UPI-
      62511224957918/> displaced in DR Congo fighting UPI Sat, 25 Oct
      2008 11:08 AM PDT KIVU, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 25
      (UPI) -- Renewed fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has
      displaced 200,000 people in the past two months, the United
      Nations says.

      200,000 displaced in
      <http://politicom.moldova.org/stiri/eng/159968/> DR Congo
      fighting Moldova.org Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:13 AM PDT Renewed
      fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced
      200,000 people in the past two months, the United Nations says.
      Those figures are twice as many as previously reported as the
      eastern sectors of the African nation are becoming engulfed in
      fighting between government troops and militias loyal to renegade
      Gen. Laurent Nkunda, the BBC reported.Since 2007, as many as 2
      million ...

      Special forces for <http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411366/2230161>
      Congo TVNZ Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:50 PM PDT The UN Security Council
      will likely authorise deployment of some special forces and new
      military hardware to help UN troops better protect civilians from
      increasing violence in Congo, diplomats said.

      Rape in
      <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/25/opinion/lweb25congo.html>
      Congo: Reports From the Field New York Times Fri, 24 Oct 2008
      10:20 PM PDT To the Editor:.

      In <http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1025/p01s01-woaf.html> Congo, a
      doctor keeps helping as rape victims keep coming The Christian
      Science Monitor Fri, 24 Oct 2008 2:45 PM PDT A peace treaty has
      not stopped the rape as a weapon of war. Aid from Europe is
      drying up. But Denis Mukwege's efforts to help Congolese women
      hasn't flagged.

      200,000
      <http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=eb36c04d-
      7de0-41f3-8a48-9c51a725a4a5&k=80692> flee renewed violence in
      Congo: WFP Windsor Star Sat, 25 Oct 2008 1:51 AM PDT GENEVA -
      Some 200,000 people have been displaced due to renewed violence
      in the Congolese province of Nord-Kivu and conditions are
      deteriorating, the United Nations food aid agency warned Friday.

      International
      <http://www.iwpr.net/?p=acr&s=f&o=347414&apc_state=henh>
      Justice/ICC: Sep ‘08 Institute for War and Peace Reporting Sat,
      25 Oct 2008 4:41 AM PDT UN says IWPR investigation has assisted
      efforts to clamp down on suspected sexual abuse by peacekeepers
      in Congo. The United Nations has said that an IWPR investigation
      into alleged sexual abuse by peacekeepers in Congo “has added
      impetus” and “helped to sharpen” efforts to combat the
      problem.

      International
      <http://www.iwpr.net/?p=acr&s=f&o=347412&apc_state=henh>
      Justice/ICC: Sep ‘08 Institute for War and Peace Reporting Sat,
      25 Oct 2008 4:41 AM PDT IWPR continues to probe alleged
      corruption in Ugandan development projects and final preparations
      made for new war crimes justice radio programme in Congo.

      Advertisement
      <http://www.tiscali.co.uk/news/newswire.
      php/news/reuters/2008/10/25/world/un-council-seen-backing-special-
      forces-for-congo.html&template=/news/feeds/story-template-reuters.
      html> starts Tiscali Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:46 PM PDT when U.N.
      peacekeeping resources are stretched thin shows how worrisome the
      situation in eastern Congo has become. "For the moment we
      approved the restructuring within the current ceiling of troops,"
      French Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert told reporters on Thursday.

      DRC
      <http://www.mg.co.za/article/2008-10-20-drc-warns-rwandan-rebels-
      to-leave> warns Rwandan rebels to leave Mail and Guardian Fri, 24
      Oct 2008 11:29 PM PDT The map will replace this text. If any
      users do not have Flash Player 8 (or above), they'll see this
      message. Rwandan rebels fighting in the Democratic Republic of
      Congo (DRC) should quit the country "without delay" or face
      military action, government forces said on Monday.



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