There were new reports from UNAMID of two girls and several women being raped by men wearing military uniforms. Meanwhile, there have been broader reports of a troop buildup by the Sudanese Army in all three Darfur states and a weapons buildup in the South.
The election of Barack Obama as the next
Meanwhile, in the
Hundreds of Karen villagers have fled their homes along
Moreover, 500 ethnic Karen in east
Congolese Tutsi rebels and government troops have clashed in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a few kilometres from a refugee camp. The fighting on Friday effectively ended a shaky ceasefire , caught UN peacekeepers in the crossfire, and forced thousands of civilians to flee.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is meeting with the presidents of the DRC, Joseph Kabila, and
After a summit this weekend, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) called for a ceasefire in eastern DRC and for the UN to increase its presence in the area. Despite speculation to the contrary,
Rebel leader Laurent Nkunda said he would extend the war to the Congolese capitol unless the government agreed to negotiations with him.