Fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo causes humanitarian tragedy
Fighting continues on several fronts in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite a unilateral ceasefire declared by the armed group, the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), on 29 October. The CNDP's offensive in October forced a routed government army and hundreds of thousands of civilians down roads towards the provincial capital, Goma. More than 250,000 people have so far fled the ongoing violence, bringing the total number of displaced people in the province to at least 1.
11 November 2008