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At least 60 killed as train derails in Katanga province

Xinhua - April 23, 2014

A train of the Congolese company SNCCAt least 60 people were killed and some 60 others were injured when a freight train derailed in the southeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The accident occurred when the train was speeding too fast before turning around a bend close to the Katongola bridge, which is near the station at Katongola, a town in the southern Katanga province.
DR Congo duo AS Vita, Mazembe reach Champions League group stage

Cafonline.com - March 31, 2014

Vita Club playing against TP Mazembe in KinshasaDR Congo will have two representatives at the lucrative mini-league stage of the Orange CAF Champions League for the first time. Four-time winners TP Mazembe and AS Vita, champions in 1973 scrapped through to the last eight of the premier continental club championship.
Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force in DR Congo for one year

UN News Center - March 28, 2014

Elements of the Malawi contingent of the Intervention Brigade on a joint patrol with Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/Sylvain LiechtiThe Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.
Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 251

Xinhua - March 27, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaA total of 251 Congolese refugees returning to their country from a refugee camp in Uganda died on Saturday in a boat accident on Lake Albert, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende has said. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the search will continue to find other bodies. He said 251 bodies have been recovered out of 292 that were onboard the ill-fated boat.
Zuma extends deployment of SANDF troops in DR Congo

thepresidency.gov.za - March 25, 2014

President Jacob Zuma of South AfricaSouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma has informed Parliament that he has extended the employment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for service in fulfilment of the international obligations of the Republic of South Africa towards the United Nations.
U.S. sending more personnel to Uganda to hunt LRA leader Joseph Kony

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Joseph KonyThe United States is deploying CV-22 Osprey aircraft and more military personnel to Uganda to help track down Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) doing evil in several Central African nations, the State Department said on Monday.
Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 108 people

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaThe death toll in the weekend boat accident in western Uganda has risen to 108 from 19 that were reported on Saturday. Most of the passengers on the boat were Democratic Republic of Congo refugees returning home. The total number of the people who were on the boat is not yet known. Fourty five people survived the accident.
Vita, Sfaxien soar; Ahly, Mazembe crush in Champions League

Cafonline.com - March 24, 2014

AS Vita ClubAS Vita of DR Congo and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia kept alive hopes of progressing to the group-stage of the champions league on a weekend of some shock wins as first leg matches of the 1/8th round lit the African football scene at the weekend.

Holders Al-Ahly and four-time winners, TP Mazembe suffered losses away from home.

DR Congo duo AS Vita and TP Mazembe go through in Champions League

Cafonline.com - March 10, 2014

AS V Club during match against Dynamos of Zimbabwe in Kinshasa on 3.9.2014DR Congo duo AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe have sealed their places at the 1/8th round of the 2014 Orange CAF Champions League. The two sides, all formers winners of the premier continental club championship, went through on a weekend that saw holders Al-Ahly of Egypt squeezed past Tanzanian champions Young Africans to remain on course for an unprecedented ninth title.
ICC finds Germain Katanga guilty of war crimes and crime against humanity

ICC - March 7, 2014

ICC judges during announce the verdict against Germain Katanga on 3.7.2014Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its judgment in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga. The Chamber was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt of Germain Katanga’s guilt as an accessory to one crime against humanity (murder) and four war crimes (murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property and pillaging) committed on 24 February 2003 during the attack on the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Decisions on sentencing and victim reparations will be rendered later.







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