Stories about D.R. of Congo from September, 2005
Jewels in the Jungle warns us why diamonds–especially those mined in the D.R. of Congo–are not a girl's best friend. Via Congo Watch.
Congo Watch picks up a report saying that the Congolese army has vowed to disarm 400 Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters who have crossed their border and were last seen subsisting in a national park. S/he also notes a recent post by Ngomrom mentioned on GV last week.
Black Star Journal draws attention to the difficulties of peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo with just 16,000 troops to cover an area the size of Western Europe.
Human Rights Watch slams the failure of the Congolese government to produce any result from a commission of enquiry into the murder of human rights activist Kabungulu Kibembi in July.
Black Star‘s Brian also flags the plight of gold miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo as reported in the Christian Science Monitor.