Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
12, 2007: Ugandan, the south Sudan separatists, and Congo have
reached an agreement regarding the exchange of intelligence about rebel groups
in their border areas. The agreement appears to be one designed to control LRA
infiltrators who move from bases in the eastern Congo into Sudan and Uganda. Rebels
and bandits belonging to dozens of different gangs and groups have used the
borders to escape peacekeepers, police and army pursuit. This new information
exchange program will enable countries to cooperate in shutting down these
international marauders. Most of the millions who have died in the Congo in
recent years, were killed by these gangs, who murder with abandon, in order to
terrorize their victims into submission.
9, 2007: The number of people killed in post-election violence last week in western
Congo was 134. However, 87 died in Bas-Congo province (western Congo). The UN
is sending more police to that area.
7, 2007: The UN is extending the UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo
(MONUC) for another two months. The mandate was to expire on February 15.