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DR Congo Takes Chairmanship of COMESA at Summit in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - February 26, 2014

Kabila becomes COMESA's chairperson on 2.26.2014 in KinshasaDR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila took the chairmanship of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on Wednesday at the opening of the 17th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the organization in Kinshasa. “After 20 years of growth characterized by an exemplary dynamism, COMESA has become a powerful tool for promoting the development of its member states as well as the integration of their economies,” Mr. Kabila said.
DR Congo's Don Bosco oust Uganda's SC Victoria University in CAF Champions League

Xinhua - February 17, 2014

Don Bosco playing against V Club in Kinshasa on 10.16.2011Uganda's SC Victoria University have bowed out of the 2014 CAF Confederations Cup after failing to see off CS Don Bosco from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the preliminary round. After winning the first leg 3-0 in Lubumbashi last weekend, the Congolese side lost 1-0 on Sunday evening at the Mandela National Stadium, on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala to qualify 3-1 on aggregate.
Bosco Ntaganda Attacked Civilians on Ethnic Grounds, ICC Prosecutor Says

Congo News Agency - February 10, 2014

Bosco NtagandaFormer warlord Bosco Ntaganda attacked civilians because of their ethnicity in northeastern Congo's Ituri region, prosecutors said on Monday during a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court. Ntaganda “persecuted civilians on ethnic grounds, through deliberate attacks, forced displacement, murder, rape, sexual enslavement and pillaging,” Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told pre-trial judges in The Hague.
New DR Congo amnesty law welcomed by UN envoys

UN News Center - February 5, 2014

Mary Robinson and Martin KoblerSenior United Nations officials today welcomed parliamentary approval of an amnesty law covering acts of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo dating back to mid-2000 as “the next step in bringing sustainable peace. The adopted law grants amnesty for acts of insurgency, acts of war and political offenses. The Envoys commend the new law for excluding amnesty for crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Ghana beat DR Congo to set up semi final against Nigeria

Cafonline.com - January 26, 2014

DR Congo Leopards play against Ghana Black StarsGhana edged DR Congo 1-0 in a tightly contested quarter final match of the 3rd Orange African Nations Championship played on Sunday 26th January night at Free State Stadium in Mangaung. A successful penalty kick from Kwabena Adusei was all the Black Stars needed to knock out a stoic DR Congo.
Former champions DR Congo reach African Nations Championship quarter-finals

Cafonline.com - January 22, 2014

DR Congo LeopardsFormer champions Democratic Republic of Congo came from behind to book a place in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship with a 2-1 win that eliminated brave Burundi at Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Wednesday evening.
CHAN 2014: DR Congo in narrow win over Mauritania

Cafonline.com - January 14, 2014

DR Congo LeopardsDR Congo got off to a winning start with a narrow 1-0 win over a gutsy Mauritania side in the Group D match of the 3rd Orange African Nations Championship played at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday 14th January afternoon. A 51st penalty strike from Eddy Emomo was all that separated the two sides and give 2009 CHAN winners the win.
Colonel Mamadou Ndala Is Killed in Ambush

Congo News Agency - January 2, 2014

Colonel Mamadou NdalaColonel Mamadou Moustapha Ndala, who led Congolese army soldiers on the front lines during their victory against the M23 rebels, was killed on Thursday in Beni, North Kivu province, during an ambush. According to military sources, Col. Mamadou Ndala died after a rocket hit his vehicle near the village of Mazizi.
DR Congo, M23 Rebels Sign Declarations Marking End of Kampala Peace Talks

Radio Okapi - December 12, 2013

Charles Okoto, Malu Malu and Raymond Tshibanda at Kampala peace talksDR Congo’s government and the former M23 rebels have signed two documents marking the end of the peace talks they were holding in Kampala, Uganda, since December of last year. The two sides each signed a different document from the one signed by the other side on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.
DR Congo Honors Nelson Mandela, Hero and Model for Humanity

Radio Okapi - December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela mediating peace talks between Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent-Désiré Kabila on Mai 4, 1997DR Congo’s government has decreed three days of national mourning beginning Friday to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, who died on Thursday in Johannesburg.







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