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DR Congo Win Second African Nations Championship

Cafonline.com - February 7, 2016

DR Congo Leopards win second African Nations ChampionshipA brace from Mechak Elia and the other by Jonathan Bolingi was all DR Congo needed to beat Mali 3-0 in the final on Sunday and cruise to their second African Nations Championship (CHAN) title. Elia scored in both halves before Bolingi sealed victory with the third later as the Leopards confirmed their status at the most successful side in the history of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
DR Congo reach final of African Nations Championship

Cafonline.com - February 3, 2016

DRC Leopards play against Guinea on 2.3.2016DR Congo edged Guinea 5-4 on penalties to reach the final of the African Nations Championship for the second time. The Congolese, winners of the maiden edition in 2009 in Cote d’Ivoire, were on the brink of victory after TP Mazembe forward Jonathan Bolingi headed them into the lead in extra time, only for Guinea to draw level with virtually the last kick through Ibrahima Sory Sankhon.
DR Congo Beat Rwanda to Reach CHAN Semifinals

Cafonline.com - January 30, 2016

DR Congo Leopards football teamDR Congo cut short the campaign of host Rwanda beating them 2-1 in their quarter-final clash on Saturday in Kigali. Central defender Padou Bompunga headed home the winner in extra time as the Congolese eased into the last four for the first time since 2009, ending the hopes of Amavubi, who gave their all yet not enough.
Peacekeepers, Congo Army to Resume Joint Fight Against Rwandan Rebels

VOA News - January 28, 2016

Tanzanian special forces, part of MONUSCO, in Sake, North KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission said, beefing up efforts to root out one of the region's most notorious rebel groups.
TP Mazembe Beat USM Alger to Win 5th Champions League Title

Cafonline.com - November 8, 2015

TP Mazembe win their 5th title in the Champions LeagueDR Congo giants TP Mazembe beat USM Alger 2-0 on Sunday in Lubumbashi to claim the 2015 Orange CAF Champions League title. Leading marksman Mbwana Samata scored from the spot on 75 minutes before substitute Roger Assale put the icing on cake in added-on time as Mazembe completed a double over their guests and 4-1 on aggregate to claim their fifth continental crown.
DR Congo Scores High on Growth, Lags in Poverty Reduction: IMF

International Monetary Fund - October 13, 2015

DR Congo growth figures/IMFThe IMF’s latest annual economic assessment indicates that while growth rates for 2014 were as high as 9.2 percent, poverty rates in the DRC are still among the highest in the world. And while the report notes some social improvements, like better access to education, it’s unlikely the DRC will achieve any of the Millennium Development goals.
Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections

UN News Centre - October 7, 2015

Election day in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 28 November 2011. Photo: MONUSCOThe top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
TP Mazembe beat El Merreikh 3-0 to reach Champions League final

Cafonline.com - October 4, 2015

TP Mazembe play against Sudan's El Merreikh on 9.26.2015 in Omdurman Striker Mbwana Samata scored twice and Roger Assale was also on target as TP Mazembe beat El Merreikh 3-0 on Sunday in Lubumbashi to reach the final of the 2015 Orange CAF Champions League. This is the first time since 2010 that ‘Les Corbeaux’ have reached the final of the premier continental club championship,.
El Merreikh beat TP Mazembe 2-1 in Champions League semis first leg

Cafonline.com - September 27, 2015

DR Congo's TP Mazembe play against Sudan's El Merreikh on 9.26.2015 in OmdurmanStriker Bakri ‘Al Medina’ Babeker proved his status as the livewire of Sudanese side El Merreikh scoring a late winner in their 2-1 win over TP Mazembe on Saturday in Omdurman. Babeker sealed victory with a superb volley ten minutes from time and give Merreikh a first leg cushioning in the semi-final, ahead of the return leg next week in the DR Congo city of Lubumbashi.
UN Report Blames Ugandan Islamists for 237 Killings in DR Congo

Nick Long/VOA News - May 14, 2015

Ceremony in honor of people killed in Beni on 10.17.2014A U.N. human rights official said this week that Ugandan Islamist ADF rebels were mainly responsible for the summary executions of at least 237 civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between October and December last year. The killings were among more than 300 that have occurred since October in a series of attacks on civilians in Beni territory.



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