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DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi

VOA News - May 19, 2016

Moise Katumbi, TP Mazambe presidentThe Democratic Republic of Congo's government has issued an arrest warrant for Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader planning a possible election challenge to President Joseph Kabila. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Thursday that the arrest warrant was issued after Katumbi was indicted on a charge of hiring mercenaries.
Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2016

Funeral mass for Papa Wemba in KinshasaPapa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral mass at the Notre Dame of Congo Cathedral.
Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute

Radio Okapi - May 2, 2016

Joseph Kabila during the ceremony honoring Papa WembaPresident Joseph Kabila has posthumously awarded Papa Wemba the title of Grand Officer of the National Order. “We elevate you posthumously to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of the Kabila-Lumumba national heroes for your merits, and your loyal and distinguished services to the Congolese nation,” Joseph Kabila said during an official ceremony honoring Papa Wemba on Monday.
Iconic Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dies at 66

Radio Okapi - April 24, 2016

Papa WembaIconic Congolese musician Papa Wemba died on Sunday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he was performing at the Urban Music Festival of Anoumabo (Femua). He collapsed on stage, his spokesman Henry Noel Mbuta Vokia told Radio Okapi. Papa Wemba, born Jules Shungu Wembadio is one of the greatest icons of Congolese music.
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.



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