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Kabila Names Finance Minister as New Prime Minister

Congo News Agency - April 19, 2012

Augustin Matata PonyoPresident Joseph Kabila named former finance minister Matata Ponyo as the new prime minister on Wednesday. Known as a technocrat, Mr. Ponyo oversaw a 7 percent economic growth in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 and a $12.3 billion debt cancellation. The World Bank said last week it expects the same growth rate in DR Congo for the next two years.
Kabila's Position on The Arrest of Ntaganda 'Has Not Changed'

Congo News Agency - April 13, 2012

President Joseph Kabila with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders on March 27, 2012Contrary to wire reports widely circulated in the international media, President Joseph Kabila did not call for the immediate arrest of renegade general Bosco Ntaganda during a meeting with civil society leaders in North Kivu Province on Wednesday. President Kabila said that his position on his arrest "has not changed".
DR Congo Economic Growth Set to Reach An Unprecedented Seven Percent in 2013

World Bank - April 12, 2012

DR Congo's Minister of Planning Olivier KamitatuIn its first detailed economic analysis in twenty-five years, the World Bank projects the economy of The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to grow at up to 7 percent annually for the next two years. However, commodities remain important, both directly and indirectly as these sectors finance construction, trade and other activities.
TP Mazembe aim for glory in Champions League return season

Kennedy Gondwe/BBC Sport - April 11, 2012

TP Mazembe's new stadium under constructionZambian champions Power Dynamos might still be wondering what hit them when they were massacred 6-0 by Congolese giants TP Mazembe in last Sunday's African Champions League tie. While Power crashed out on a 7-1 goal aggregate in Lubumbashi, to the neutrals, the result was also testimony of how seriously Mazembe are taking this year's competition.
Kabila Insists on Military Discipline as Mutiny Fades

Congo News Agency - April 11, 2012

Joseph Kabila with Congolese Army officers in Goma, North Kivu ProvincePresident Joseph Kabila held a two-hour meeting with army officers based in North and South Kivu provinces on Tuesday to insist on military discipline and cohesion. Many of the soldiers who defected last week have begun surrendering. DR Congo's Army Chief of Staff General Etumba said that those who do not comply with military regulations will be sanctioned individually according to their responsibilities in the mutiny even if they surrender.
Kabila, Army Chief of Staff head to eastern Congo to deal with defectors

Congo News Agency - April 10, 2012

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaPresident Joseph Kabila and the Congolese Army Chief of Staff General Didier Etumba arrived in Goma on Monday to deal with the security threat posed by the defections of former rebels integrated into the army under a peace deal. General Etumba said that “those who do not want to submit to the republican order will be hunted down by the army.”
Six-star Mazembe too much for Power Dynamos

Cafonline.com - April 8, 2012

TP MazembeFour-time winners TP Mazembe booked their place at the next round of the Orange CAF Champions League in grand style after a 6-0 thrashing of Zambian champions Power Dynamos on Sunday in Lubumbashi. Les Corbeaux led 4-0 at half time with captain Tresor Mputu Mabi netting a hat-trick to power his club into the 1/8th round on a 7-1 aggregate.
DR Congo Government Warns Bosco Ntaganda He May Face Justice

Congo News Agency - April 6, 2012

Bosco NtagandaThe Congolese government said on Thursday that “irregular troop movements” have been observed in eastern Congo since last weekend. The troop movements are believed to be a show of force by General Bosco Ntaganda, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court, amid renewed calls for his arrest after his former boss, Thomas Lubanga, was convicted by the ICC on March 14 for using child soldiers.
Kony 2012 video director detained

BBC News - March 16, 2012

Jason Russell, Co-founder of Invisible ChildrenThe co-founder of Invisible Children has been taken to hospital in San Diego, California, after he was found semi-naked and screaming at traffic. Jason Russell narrated the Kony 2012 campaign video which went viral on the internet last week.
Thomas Lubanga found guilty of using child soldiers

International Criminal Court - March 14, 2012

ICC finds Thomas Lubanga guilty of using child soldiersTrial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court decided unanimously that Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is guilty, as a co-perpetrator, of the war crimes of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hostilities from 1 September 2002 to 13 August 2003. It is the first verdict issued by an ICC Trial Chamber.







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