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  BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Rebels 'still hold DR Congo town'
The spokesman for UN peacekeepers, Sebastian Lapierre, told the BBC's Robert Walker in Bukavu that the commander of the dissident soldiers had not yet respected a commitment to withdraw his forces.
According to the deal struck by the UN on Thursday, the rebels were meant to have withdrawn from Bukavu to bases and outposts around the town.
Bukavu is "under the control of Rwandan occupants", he said, telling the BBC it was "a situation of war".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/3775471.stm   (664 words)

  Bukavu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), located at 02°31′ S 28°50′ E, and lying at the southern end of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River.
Bukavu became a center of the Hutu insurgency against the new Tutsi government of Rwanda.
Bukavu saw sporadic fighting between government forces and the rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy throughout the Second Congo War, in particular in 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bukavu   (402 words)

 Bukavu -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bukavu is a city on the southwestern shores of (A lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda) Lake Kivu and the capital of the (additional info and facts about Sud-Kivu) Sud-Kivu province of the (additional info and facts about Democratic Republic of Congo) Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bukavu was established in 1901 by the (A native or inhabitant of Belgium) Belgian colonial authorities.
Bukavu saw sporadic fighting between government forces and the rebel (additional info and facts about Rally for Congolese Democracy) Rally for Congolese Democracy throughout the (additional info and facts about Second Congo War) Second Congo War, in particular in 2004.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bu/bukavu.htm   (170 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Africa / Rebels seize town in Congo
BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Renegade Congolese soldiers seized this eastern town yesterday, brushing aside feeble opposition from soldiers loyal to the government and dealing a heavy blow to a year-old peace agreement that halted the nation's five-year civil war.
The collapse of government authority in Bukavu marks a big setback in a turbulent year for Congo's peace accord, which was signed to end the brutal conflict that claimed an estimated 3.3 million lives through combat, disease, and starvation.
Bukavu's residents woke up to heavy shelling and machine-gun fire, but by nightfall the dissident soldiers had the town, which is home to several universities, firmly under their control.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2004/06/03/rebels_seize_town_in_congo   (811 words)

 Bukavu partner fears : News : News and events : CAFOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bukavu in Eastern DRC fell to rebel forces on Wednesday morning following fierce fighting with DRC government troops.
The reports coming from Bukavu are extremely disturbing.
CAFOD has been supporting partners in Bukavu to respond to needs of the population that were affected by the conflict.
www.cafod.org.uk /news_and_events/news/bukavu_partner_fears   (592 words)

 Encyclopedia: Bukavu
Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, lying at the southern end of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda.
It was attacked in November 1996 by Rwandan government forces during the First Congo War.
The skulls of victims show gashes and signs of violence The Rwandan genocide was the slaughter of roughly one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus by a group of Hutu extremists known as Interahamwe during a period of 100 days in 1994.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bukavu   (728 words)

 Continuing Instability in the Kivus: Testing the DRC transition to the limit - Paper No 94, October 2004
Nkunda’s advance on Bukavu and the events between 26–28 May caused thousands of Banyamulenge from Bukavu and the nearby town of Uvira to flee across the border into the neighbouring countries of Rwanda and Burundi for fear of reprisals by Mabe’s troops.
Numerous local and international sources interviewed in Bukavu voiced the opinion that the situation of the Banyamulenge community and the refugees in Rwanda and Burundi is being manipulated by various interested actors.
The civilian population of Bukavu was not directly implicated in the event even if some people were carried away by the situation (street boys, unemployed people and the students).
www.iss.co.za /Pubs/Papers/94/Paper94.htm   (14175 words)

 Rwanda Information Exchange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Among Bukavu's 14 casualties were seven civilians, including two children and the head of the local court of appeal.
After enduring a devastating war that involved more than a dozen African states and a plethora of domestic rebel groups, the DRC is meant to be well on the road to peace, with former armed opposition groups brought into government and their men integrated into a national army.
The latest fighting in Bukavu, which is by no means the first since the five-year war was declared officially over more than a year ago shows that in eastern DRC at least, reconciliation is some way off.
www.rwanda.net /french/news/2004/news052004/news05282004.htm   (880 words)

 Dateline ACT
Bukavu, a town south of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), lies tucked into a bay on Lake Kivu.
At a camp on the outskirts of Bukavu, more than 500 families who also fled the lava flow have been sleeping on the ground for the last two weeks.
Their support comes from friends and relatives who fled to Bukavu earlier, and who had managed to find work - a tough environment and a situation that is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future, says ECC's Bilubi Meschac.
www.act-intl.org /news/dt_nr_2002/dtgoma0502.html   (647 words)

 iafrica.com | news | world news DRC troops, rebels clash in Bukavu
Within Bukavu, UN peacekeeping forces on Friday gave the renegade soldiers an ultimatum to return to their quarters or be disarmed by force and most had complied by Saturday night.
UN peacekeeping troops deployed in and around Bukavu, the capital of Sud-Kivu province, were "ready to use force to prevent the peace process going off the rails," Lapierre warned.
The UN mission chief in Bukavu, Alpha Sow, on Sunday said the situation was "under control" in the town, with troops and armour of the peacekeeping force, known as MONUC, deployed at key spots.
iafrica.com /news/worldnews/325997.htm   (724 words)

 Ceasefire Agreement Signed and Broken in Bukavu - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum
The ceasefire signed by rival army groups, under the aegis of the Mission of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) in the eastern town of Bukavu, was broken on Wednesday morning, MONUC reported.
The accord had been signed by Gen Mbuza Mabe, the commander of the 10th Military Region of the DRC army, who is responsible for Bukavu, and dissidents of the same army who were members of a faction of the former rebel Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie-Goma, led by Gen Laurent Nkunda and Col Jules Mutebuzi.
According to the MONUC chief of staff, Col Clive Mantell, "Nkunda’s men broke the ceasefire this morning [at a point] 15 km north of Bukavu, and are marching towards the town, which is under the control of government forces", despite declarations by Nkunda, who says he controls Bukavu.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/congo/2004/0602ceasefire.htm   (565 words)

 June 2004 News Monitor - Prevent Genocide International
Bukavu itself was calm and hundreds of Mayi-Mayi tribal fighters walked into the city from neighboring towns to reinforce government troops, said Didas Namujimbo, spokesman for the provincial governor.
Bukavu was largely deserted except for fortified vehicles speeding through town filled with renegade soldiers, kitted out with brand new uniforms and guns.
Preliminary results indicate that every community in Bukavu, especially civilians, suffered in the insurgency that started on 26 May and climaxed with the brief seizure of the town in the beginning of June, said Roberto Ricci, chief of the humanitarian section of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC).
www.preventgenocide.org /prevent/news-monitor/2004june.htm   (19125 words)

 Goma volcano: Displaced people in Bukavu 6 February 2002
Bukavu is south of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), tucked into a bay on Lake Kivu.
A local clinic is now packed with people who arrived in Bukavu by boat, having fled their homes leaving everything behind.
With greater pressure on the infrastructure and the economy in Bukavu due to the influx of volcano-displaced people, work is even scarcer.
www.christian-aid.org.uk /goma/bukavu.htm   (379 words)

 GlobalEcho - Alternative Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bukavu is capital of the eastern province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (
Some reports are saying that Bukavu is presently under a very eerie calm but others are reporting widespread confusion.
The great fear at present is that this violence and disruption might be a sufficient catalyst to unravel the tenuous peace accord that has held this nation together for the past 14 months.
www.globalecho.org /view_article.php?aid=452   (509 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Commander pulls out of key eastern Congolese town
BUKAVU, Congo –; A renegade commander pulled his remaining troops out of this strategic city in eastern Congo on Sunday, four days after set off a crisis in the volatile region by seizing Bukavu.
The fall of Bukavu was the most serious setback to Congo's transitional government since it was set up last June to end the five-year conflict in Africa's third-largest country.
Mutebutsi, who was based in Bukavu when he was integrated into the national army, said he was staying because his fighters belonged there as part of the army.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040606-0940-congo.html   (873 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Renegade soldiers say capture Congo town
BUKAVU, Congo –; Renegade troops in eastern Congo said Wednesday they had seized the town of Bukavu from government troops in fighting that has dealt a major blow to the vast country's fragile peace process.
U.N. sources in Bukavu said a column of dissident soldiers estimated to number between 2,000 and 4,000 had entered the town on the border with Rwanda, although they could not confirm whether it had fallen to them.
About 1,060 United Nations peacekeepers are deployed in and around Bukavu, situated in rugged, mountainous terrain, while the regular Congolese army is thought to have about 1,000 soldiers on the ground.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040602-0750-holdcongo-democratic.html   (576 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Africa / Congolese Govt Troops Regain Control of Bukavu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Bukavu insurgency sparked fears of a wider regional conflict, as President Joseph Kabila accused Rwanda of backing the rebels.
There were reports of shooting south of Bukavu late on Tuesday but no gunfire in town as government soldiers, who one witness said totaled about 800, moved in.
Insurgents forced Mabe's troops out of Bukavu last Wednesday and Nkunda withdrew his soldiers on Sunday saying his mission was accomplished.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2004/06/09/congolese_govt_troops_regain_control_of_bukavu?mode=PF   (672 words)

Major donors in Bukavu / South Kivu are: UNICEF / USAID / CORDAID and international NGOs that are present in the region.
PSI has been in Bukavu for two years and has an extensive programme for IEC with police and military, prostitutes, and their clients.
In the region Bukavu is the only place where they are active, though they sponsor ‘Choisir la vie’ in Goma.
home.tiscali.nl /xp115801/my_project/Bukavu.htm   (1711 words)

 iafrica.com | news | world news DRC rebels in Bukavu, despite pledge
Witnesses told AFP however that they had seen some of his men patrolling city centre streets in Bukavu, which is home to some 800 000 people.
A column of renegade troops was reported to be heading toward the town of Walikale, located some 70 kilometres northwest of Bukavu, away from the Rwandan border, according to another MONUC spokesperson, Amadou Toure.
The capture of Bukavu has severely strained Kinshasa's relations with neighbouring Rwanda and prompted countrywide protests against UN peacekeepers, who did not intervene when troops overran the town.
iafrica.com /news/worldnews/327253.htm   (553 words)

 The Other African Crisis (washingtonpost.com)
In a recent report, it explains that Rwanda gave "both direct and indirect support" to dissident officers who mutinied in the eastern Congolese city of Bukavu at the end of May. Many civilians were killed as the troubled country was pushed to the brink of war again.
As Bukavu was ransacked and hundreds of people were killed, raped or brutalized, the 600 U.N. troops there did little to intervene.
In addition, as the recent events in Bukavu have shown, MONUC needs to scrutinize the way it operates and how it is organized to prevent further blunders.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A61485-2004Aug12.html   (883 words)

 The Scotsman - International - Singing in streets of Bukavu as Congolese rebels' depart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
CONGOLESE army troops swept into Bukavu after dawn yesterday, bloodlessly regaining control of the turbulent eastern city a week after it was seized by renegade soldiers.
Residents sang, beat drums and honked their horns to celebrate the departure of dissident fighters led by Colonel Jules Mutebutsi, whose brief occupation was accompanied by looting and rape.
The government return to Bukavu threw a lifeline to the fragile Congolese peace process, which had been badly buffeted by the surge in violence.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=659072004   (592 words)

 JRS Reportage - Local population bears the brunt as fighting spreads throughout eastern Congo
On the 26 May fighting broke in the east of Bukavu between the regular army loyal to the government in Kinshasa, in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the rebels.
When the Bukavu was retaken by the Government forces, the local population from Kaduta District marched on Nguba District where a lot of Banyamulenge live.
During the fighting JRS staff, based in Bukavu, were forced to flee the area and seek refuge in the MONUC offices for three days, while two other staff members were attacked and robbed, on separate occasions, by the military.
www.jesref.org /reports/report.php?lang=it&repId=cd040709en   (1166 words)

 D.R. Congo: War Crimes in Bukavu (Human Rights Watch, 12-6-2004)
The recent fighting in Bukavu is only the latest event in a pattern of deteriorating security and massive violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
In Bukavu, soldiers raped a mother and her three-year-old daughter on June 3 in the center of town.
In Bukavu, UN forces rescued hundreds of individuals who were under threat of violence by relocating them, but failed to take further action under their Chapter VII mandate.
hrw.org /english/docs/2004/06/11/congo8803.htm   (3403 words)

Bukavu, the story of a young girl who travels to the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with displaced persons is based on the author’s real life drama.
Bukavu is a story for any student of international relations or political science.
Bukavu is the story of the struggle between East and West and how this heroic young woman seeks to understand the Western world, while holding onto the Eastern world inside of her.
www.llumina.com /store/Bukavu.htm   (306 words)

 IOL: Cheers as DRC troops take Bukavu
Bukavu - Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo moved back on Wednesday into the troubled town of Bukavu, a week after it was seized by renegade soldiers, United Nations officials said.
Bukavu, the provincial capital of Sud-Kivu province in the eastern part of the vast central African country, was captured by renegade soldiers on June 2.
Bukavu's capture spread fears internationally that the country's peace process was unravelling.
www.int.iol.co.za /index.php?click_id=68&art_id=qw1086765120836B236&set_id=1   (589 words)

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