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UN mission steps up probe in wake of recent deadly violence

UN News Centre - February 8, 2007

Bunda Dia Kongo violence in Bas-Congo provinceThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is stepping up its investigation of the situation in the country's far west, where violent clashes last week led to the deaths of more than 130 people.
Bas-Congo Appeals Court orders a second round of governor elections

MONUC - February 8, 2007

UN Peacekeepers in CongoThe Bas-Congo Appeals Court has reached a verdict in relation to the closely contested governor elections, and has demanded the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to organise a second round of governor elections for the positions of governor and vice governor for the province.
Ban Ki-moon, Security Council urge new Government to resolve unrest

UN News Centre - February 8, 2007

Ban Ki-moonWelcoming yesterday's formation of the Government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today urged it to work immediately with the opposition to resolve the unrest in the far west of the country that led to the deaths of dozens of people last week.
New DRC government announced

MONUC - February 7, 2007

Antoine GizengaThe new DRC government was finally announced by presidential decree on Congolese state television on Monday night February 5 2007, thus ending weeks of speculation as to its composition.
Congo Opposition Calls for Day of Mourning

VOA News - February 5, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaOpposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for a national day of mourning to protest violent clashes last week. Many protesters demonstrating against election-fraud allegations were killed when security forces fired on rioting crowds in several villages.
Situation calm in Bas-Congo province

MONUC - February 2, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoFollowing the violent unrest that erupted in Matadi on Wednesday night January 31 2007, and which later spread to the towns of Muanda and Boma on Thursday February 1 last, the situation in the province of Bas-Congo has returned to normal today.
Violent unrest in Matadi leaves 10 dead and many injured

MONUC - February 1, 2007

Bunda Dia Kongo violence in Bas-Congo provinceOn Wednesday night January 31 2007, violent protests against the election of AMP governor of Matadi Simon Mbatshi, which involved the political religious group Bunda Dia Kongo (BDK) and the National Congolese Police (PNC), left at least 10 dead and many injured.
At Least 35 Dead in Clashes

VOA News - February 1, 2007

Matadi - Congo mapAt least 35 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters protesting against the results of governorship polls in Congo's western-most province. The violence appeared to be the worst since President Joseph Kabila won last year's presidential election.
Congo: mining, conflict and complicity

Bretton Woods Project - February 1, 2007

Congo - GecaminesA confidential World Bank memo dated September 2005 and leaked to the Financial Times in November 2006 finds that three of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) biggest mining contracts over which the World Bank had oversight were approved with "a complete lack of transparency".
War Crimes Case to Present In-Person Testimonies

VOA News - January 30, 2007

Thomas LubangaFormer Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga is the first person to be tried by the world's only permanent global war crimes court, the Hague-based International Criminal Court.



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