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  Cholera fear for volcano refugees  The president has announced a million-dollar aid to help the victims of a devastating volcanic eruption Goma petrol station blast kills 50  Lava flows have ignited a petrol station. People were trying to siphon fuel from the elevated tanks Volcano survivors risk poisoning Map of Goma Congo  Residents of Goma are to be putting their lives at risk by using the local lake for drinking, bathing and cooking Tremors shake volcano victims   Powerful earth tremors and heavy rain are compounding the misery of left destitute after lava engulfed Goma Heavy fighting  Airport in the town of Moliro is under the control of soldiers fighting for a Rwandan-backed rebel faction DR Congo strikes peace deal  The government and Movement for the Liberation of Congo have agreed on a plan to reunify the country DR Congo rebels expel UN officials  A main rebel group, Congolese Rally for Democracy, is saying the officials are a security threat   Arrest call over massacre   The U.N. human rights chief is calling for the arrest of rebels and civilians responsible for a massacre in the city of Kisangani 'Deal' to end war  Rwanda and the DR Congo have reached an agreement on ending their conflict Rwanda, Congo signed treaty to end war
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Aid agencies battle volcano disaster  Aid agencies are scrambling to help 400,000 people displaced after 50-metre-wide red-hot lava has cut through the town Half of the city has been burned Map of Goma. Congo
40 miners buried  A mine has collapsed, killing at least 30 people. 3 bodies have been recovered but as many as 36 others are still buried Volcano threatens town   A volcano has erupted near the rebel controlled town of Goma Volcano kills 45 people Map of Goma Congo


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  Red-hot lava began pouring out of Mount Nyiragongo down through the town of Goma
 
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  Lava edged with black crust inched through the city of Goma. Lava flowed into nearby Lake Kivu
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  Congo has pledged to disarm and arrest Rwandan Hutu militia in return for Rwandan troops withdrawing


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Aug.2   Rebels seek power share  Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) is willing to negotiate a power-sharing deal with the government Aug.10     Second mass grave found
  UN peacekeepers have discovered a mass grave containing 38 bodies near the north-eastern town of Bunia Aug.11   Death toll 75 in clashes  Many women and children, were hacked to death in fighting involving tribal militias, a rebel group and the Ugandan army Aug.12   Massacre toll reaches 90  The 15 victims were found by a United Nations team

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Sep.7   Uganda and Congo sign peace deal
  The presidents met to sign a peace accord that includes the withdrawal of Ugandan forces from Congo

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Oct.5     Rwandan troops pull out
  Thousands of civilians lined the roads and a helicopter gunship flew overhead as 1,100 soldiers marched out of Congo


December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.16   DR Congo peace deal signed
  Congolese government, rebels, opposition parties and civil groups signed the deal


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B. 01-15 40 miners buried Congo
2. 01-17 Volcano threatens town Goma, Congo
3. 01-18 Volcano kills 45 people Goma, Congo
4. 01-18 Aid agencies battle volcano disaster Congo
01-19 Half of the city has been burned Goma., Congo
G. 01-20 Cholera fear for volcano refugees Congo
7. 01-20 Goma petrol station blast kills 50 Congo
8. 01-21 Volcano survivors risk poisoning Goma, Congo
J. 01-23 Tremors shake volcano victims Goma, Congo





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Heavy fighting  Airport in the town of Moliro is under the control of soldiers fighting for a Rwandan-backed rebel faction DR Congo strikes peace deal  The government and Movement for the Liberation of Congo have agreed on a plan to reunify the country   Arrest call over massacre   The U.N. human rights chief is calling for the arrest of rebels and civilians responsible for a massacre in the city of Kisangani 'Deal' to end war  Rwanda and the DR Congo have reached an agreement on ending their conflict Rwanda, Congo signed treaty to end war




Congo, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Apr.17
Jul.17
Jul.23
Jul.30
  Congo has pledged to disarm and arrest Rwandan Hutu militia in return for Rwandan troops withdrawing
Aug.10   Second mass grave found
  UN peacekeepers have discovered a mass grave containing 38 bodies near the north-eastern town of Bunia Aug.11 Death toll 75 in clashes  Many women and children, were hacked to death in fighting involving tribal militias, a rebel group and the Ugandan army Aug.12 Massacre toll reaches 90
  The 15 victims were found by a United Nations team Sep.7 Uganda and Congo sign peace deal  The presidents met to sign a peace accord that includes the withdrawal of Ugandan forces from Congo Oct.5   Rwandan troops pull out
  Thousands of civilians lined the roads and a helicopter gunship flew overhead as 1,100 soldiers marched out of Congo
Dec.16 DR Congo peace deal signed
  Congolese government, rebels, opposition parties and civil groups signed the deal




Congo, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.15 40 miners buried  A mine has collapsed, killing at least 30 people. 3 bodies have been recovered but as many as 36 others are still buried Jan.17 Volcano threatens town   A volcano has erupted near the rebel controlled town of Goma Jan.18 Volcano kills 45 people Map of Goma Congo
  Red-hot lava began pouring out of Mount Nyiragongo down through the town of Goma
Jan.18 Aid agencies battle volcano disaster  Aid agencies are scrambling to help 400,000 people displaced after 50-metre-wide red-hot lava has cut through the town Jan.19 Half of the city has been burned Map of Goma. Congo
  Lava edged with black crust inched through the city of Goma. Lava flowed into nearby Lake Kivu
Jan.20   Cholera fear for volcano refugees  The president has announced a million-dollar aid to help the victims of a devastating volcanic eruption Jan.20 Goma petrol station blast kills 50  Lava flows have ignited a petrol station. People were trying to siphon fuel from the elevated tanks Jan.21 Volcano survivors risk poisoning Map of Goma Congo  Residents of Goma are to be putting their lives at risk by using the local lake for drinking, bathing and cooking Jan.23 Tremors shake volcano victims   Powerful earth tremors and heavy rain are compounding the misery of left destitute after lava engulfed Goma



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2002 Aug.10   Second mass grave found  UN peacekeepers have discovered a mass grave containing 38 bodies near the north-eastern town of Bunia



Congo, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.1 DR Congo rebels expel UN officials  A main rebel group, Congolese Rally for Democracy, is saying the officials are a security threat Jul.30 Rwanda, Congo signed treaty to end war
  Congo has pledged to disarm and arrest Rwandan Hutu militia in return for Rwandan troops withdrawing
Aug.2 Rebels seek power share  Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) is willing to negotiate a power-sharing deal with the government Sep.7 Uganda and Congo sign peace deal  The presidents met to sign a peace accord that includes the withdrawal of Ugandan forces from Congo Dec.16 DR Congo peace deal signed
  Congolese government, rebels, opposition parties and civil groups signed the deal