Eddy Isango
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/ 10 November 2007

DRC official arrested over radioactive waste

A government official in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suspected of ordering up to 17 tonnes of radioactive waste dumped in a river in the south-east of the country has been arrested, authorities said on Friday. Environment Minister Didace Pembe declined to identify the person who was arrested.

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/ 8 September 2007

Fighting erupts in eastern DRC

Fresh clashes have erupted between a renegade general and government troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The United Nations said violence in the region was hampering efforts to deliver food to tens of thousands of displaced

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/ 6 April 2007

UN says 149 of Bemba’s men disarmed

A total of 149 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldiers loyal to an ex-rebel leader have been disarmed after turning themselves in to a United Nations base. The soldiers, formerly loyal to ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, began turning themselves in last month, after a two-day clash left at least 150 dead.

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/ 17 March 2007

Guard of DRC rebel leaders not standing down

The personal armies of two former Congolese rebel leaders have refused to disband as promised, ignoring this week’s deadline. The personal guard of Jean-Pierre Bemba as well as that of Azarias Ruberwa have continued their armed patrols, refusing to turn over the security of the ex-rebels to the country’s police force.