Archives for posts with tag: Goma

Congolese Rebel Group Says It Is Laying Down Arms

“International pressure on Rwanda seems to have made a difference,” said Ida Sawyer, senior researcher with Human Rights Watch. “They will hopefully think twice before backing yet another abusive rebellion.”

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Watch Film Report in recognition of INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF SLAVE TRADE
The United Nations observed the “International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery & the TransAtlantic Slave Trade with a commemorative session of the UN General Assembly, & special video “Breaking the Silence, Beating the Drum.”
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Blog Report: IS ANYONE IN CONGO (DRC) EXPECTING OUR HELP? By Ambassador Mo
Not even the children – they must all feel very alone after recent round of fighting, killings, rape & forced displacement. Just in last few months another half million people have been made refugees. UN’s top humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is now visiting the region. She is trying to head off a humanitarian catastrophe – as from Mali to Sudan, global response is so far inadequate. –MORE–
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Blog Report: “SUMMARY KILLINGS, RAPE, SEXUAL ABUSE & TORTURE” By Ambassador Mo
After around 4 months of fighting in the most recent cycle in the DRC presumably ignited by a military rebellion (M23) but also suspected of involving outside forces/neighboring countries, almost half a million persons have been displaced & both a human rights & humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding, with minimal political response. –MORE–
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