A decade of armed conflict from 1993 caused the internal displacement of 800,000 people in the Republic of the Congo. Sparked by disputed parliamentary elections, the conflict lasted until the government and the “Ninja” rebels, the armed wing of the National Resistance Council (Conseil national de résistance, CNR) which originated from among the Lari ethnic group, signed a ceasefire agreement in 2003.
25 September 2009 | Country Profile
Four years after a peace agreement brought an end to more than a decade of conflict in the Republic of Congo's Pool region in the south of the country, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and residents still face considerable humanitarian challenges.
18 April 2007 | Country Profile
Civil conflict hit the Republic of Congo intermittently in the decade after 1992, the year of the first democratic elections. Most of the around 800,000 people who were displaced at the peak of the fighting in 1998 had either returned or settled down in their areas of displacement when hostilities broke out again in March 2002. The renewed fighting sent between 100,000 and 150,000 people, mainly Lari from the hard-hit Pool region surrounding the capital Brazzaville, fleeing from their homes.
08 April 2005 | Country Profile
The civil wars that hit the Republic of Congo intermittently in the decade after 1992, the year of the first democratic elections, displaced up to 800,000 people. Most of these had either returned or settled down in their areas of displacement when hostilities broke out again in March 2002.
26 May 2004 | Country Profile
Thousands of people displaced by fighting in the Republic of Congo may soon return home, encouraged by a new climate of peace that could finally end more than a decade of intermittent civil war.
04 August 2003 | Country Profile
Thousands of people who fled new fighting in the Republic of Congo are now facing a humanitarian crisis without aid in the war-torn Pool region. More than 40,000 of the newly displaced people are suffering malnutrition and face a looming catastrophe, in an area too insecure for humanitarian aid deliveries.
13 December 2002 | Country Profile
The Republic of Congo had been slowly recovering from a decade of political violence that left the country's infrastructure severely damaged and its people highly impoverished. Until March 2002, a tenuous peace was holding in the country, and the majority of the estimated 800,000 persons previously displaced by conflict had returned home.
06 June 2002 | Country Profile