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U.S. SEC requires company disclosures on use of DR Congo minerals

Xinhua - August 23, 2012

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a rule that would require public companies to disclose information on the use of minerals from DR Congo. Public companies will have to disclose annually their tracing of the minerals back to the sources if they use in their products the designated minerals from the DRC and neighboring countries.
Mazembe Move Closer to Spot in Champions League Semifinals

Congo News Agency - August 19, 2012

DR Congo's TP Mazembe against Egypt's ZamalekDR Congo’s TP Mazembe moved closer to clinching a spot in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League on Sunday after they beat Egypt’s Zamalek 2-1 on Sunday in Cairo. Hichani Himonde and Bwana Ali Samata scored in the first half to dash any hopes of advancing for Egypt’s Zamalek.
Mazembe Rekindle Hopes of Reaching Champions League Semifinals

Congo News Agency - August 5, 2012

TP Mazembe against Zamalek in LubumbashiDR Congo’s TP Mazembe rekindled their hopes of reaching the semifinals of the CAF Champions League on Saturday by beating Egypt’s Zamalek 2-0. Two second half goals by Ngandu Kasongo and Mbwana Ali Samatta gave the Crows a much-needed win, putting them on par with Ghana's Berekum Chelsea with 4 points in Group B.
Kagame May Face War Crimes Charges at the ICC, Says US Official

Congo News Agency - July 26, 2012

Stephen RappA senior US official has warned Rwandan officials that they may face charges at the International Criminal Court for their support to rebels in eastern Congo led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda. Stephen Rapp, the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, said that Rwandan authorities could be charged with “aiding and abetting” war crimes in DR Congo.
Clottey powers Berekum Chelsea to hold Mazembe

Cafonline.com - July 22, 2012

TP Mazembe versus Berekum Chelsea in Lubumbashi on July 22, 2012Striker Emmanuel Clottey scored a brace as Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea held TP Mazembe of DR Congo to a 2-2 draw in their Group B Orange CAF Champions League clash on Sunday in Lubumbashi. Clottey netted twice in the second half as his side rallied back after going down by two goals in the first half.
US Cuts Military Aid to Rwanda Over Support to Rebels in DR Congo

VOA News - July 21, 2012

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila met in Addis-Ababa on July 15, 2012The United States has cut its military aid to Rwanda, citing concerns that the government in Kigali is supporting rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The U.S. State Department said it had evidence that Rwanda is helping Congolese rebel groups, including M23.
DR Congo, Rwanda Sign Pact to Fight Rebels in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - July 15, 2012

Joseph Kabila and Paul KagameDR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame have endorsed a pact seeking the creation of a new military force comprised of soldiers from “neutral” countries to fight and “eradicate” the armed groups operating in eastern Congo, including the M23 rebels led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda and the Rwandan rebels of the FDLR.
Thomas Lubanga sentenced to 14 years

ICC - July 10, 2012

ICC finds Thomas Lubanga guilty of using child soldiersTrial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court has sentenced Thomas Lubanga to 14 years of imprisonment. He had been convicted of the crimes of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hostilities. Having spent six years in jail, he may be released in eight years or even sooner with good behavior.
Al Ahly Snatch 2-1 Win Over TP Mazembe in Champions League

Cafonline.com - July 9, 2012

TP Mazembe lose 2-1 to Ahly in Champions LeagueEgypt's Al Ahly scored in the final minute to snatch a 2-1 win over DR Congo's TP Mazembe on Sunday in the Orange CAF Champions League. Mohamed 'Geddo' Nagy scored a late winner at the Military Academy Stadium in Cairo after Mazembe had equalised while playing with 10 men through substitute midfielder Mbwana Samata.
U.S. Tells Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo

Congo News Agency - July 2, 2012

Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the United States Department of StateThe U.S. has “asked Rwanda to halt and prevent” the support to rebels in DR Congo from its territory after a U.N. report said that top Rwandan officials have provided weapons, ammunitions and men to a new rebellion led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.







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