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TP Mazembe Beat USM Alger to Win 5th Champions League Title - 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 - 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 - 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.
Rights Groups: DR Congo Must Free Pro-democracy Activists

Anne Look/VOA News - April 13, 2015

President Joseph Kabila votes on Monday, November 28, 2011West African civil society and human rights groups said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has kept at least eight pro-democracy activists in secret detention for almost a month. The groups told reporters in Dakar Monday that the Congolese activists must either be formally charged before a judge or immediately released.
DRC Army Putting Pressure on FDLR

Nick Long/VOA News - April 1, 2015

FDLR rebels in South KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo government forces, which launched an offensive against FDLR rebels in the east of the country a month ago, has been successful in driving the militants out of parts of North and South Kivu provinces, Congolese army spokesman General Leon Richard Kasonga said.
Electoral commission sets DR Congo presidential election date

Radio Okapi - February 12, 2015

Voting takes place in Kinshasa on 11.28.2011The Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Thursday that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in DR Congo on November 27, 2016. The announcement of the provisional results of the presidential election will take place on December 7, 2016. The final results will be announced on December 17, 2016. The new elected head of state will be sworn in on December 20, 2016.
DR Congo finish third at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations - February 7, 2015

DR Congo's players celebrate after finishing third at the 2015 Africa Cup of NationsDR Congo defeated Equatorial Guinea 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Malabo on Saturday to finish third at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. No extra time was played and Cedric Mongongu converted the decisive penalty after the first play-off since their introduction in 1962 not to produce a goal.

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