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Provincial governor gets newspaper suspended and editor imprisoned

Reporters Without Borders - January 12, 2007

Reporters Without BordersReporters Without Borders today condemned the jailing of Rigobert Kakwala Kash, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Le Moniteur, yesterday in Kinshasa and the 11-month prison sentence he has received as a result of a libel suit by the governor of the western province of Bas-Congo. He is the first journalist to be imprisoned since Joseph Kabila's election as president.
Congolese Mourn Politically-Charged Cardinal

VOA News - January 12, 2007

Cardinal Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-BamungwabiCitizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo are mourning the death of Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, the country's top Roman Catholic prelate. Cardinal Etsou died on January 6 of pneumonia in Belgium. As his body was returned for a scheduled burial in the Congo on Monday, mourners remembered him as a religious and political leader.
Anvil to Move to 95% Interest in Kinsevere-Nambulwa Copper-Cobalt Joint Venture

Anvil - Press Release - January 11, 2007

Anvil MiningAnvil Mining Limited (TSX, ASX: AVM) ("Anvil") is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire an additional 15% interest in the mining rights for the Kinsevere-Nambulwa copper-cobalt deposits located 27km north of Lubumbashi, the provincial capital of the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC").
International support vital to new government

IRIN - January 10, 2007

Joseph KabilaThe international community should continue its support for the new government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help it overcome serious security and political challenges, the International Crisis Group (ICG), a Brussels-based think-tank, said on Wednesday.
MONUC: We will put in place a "district without arms" in Ituri

Monuc - January 10, 2007

Monuc - Congo - IturiDuring its weekly press conference on January 10 2007, MONUC stated that it remains concerned with the security situation in Ituri and North Kivu, and will be putting in place a "district without arms" objective in Ituri.
The Executive Office of the National Assembly installed

Monuc - January 9, 2007

Congo - parliamentThe executive office of the National Assembly of the DRC has been officially installed this Tuesday January 9 2007. The ceremony took place in the People's Palace, in the absence of head of State J. Kabila, who was due to preside over proceedings.
Congo Suspends Search for Survivors of Cave-In

VOA News - January 7, 2007

Tshikapa - CongoRecovery efforts have been suspended near the town of Tshikapa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a cave-in at a pit mine Friday. Local officials in Western Kasai province say at least 13 people digging for diamonds were killed.
Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi dies at 76

Congo Planet - January 7, 2007

Cardinal Etsou - Archbishop of KinshasaCardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi died on Saturday in the University Hospital of Leuven, in Belgium. He was born on 3 December 1930,he was ordained priest on 13 July, 1958,and he became Archbishop of Mbandaka-Bikoro on 11 November 1977. He was proclaimed a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II on 28 June 1991.
Rwanda Holds Talks in Effort to End DRC Violence

VOA News - January 4, 2007

Displaced in IturiRwanda says it is hosting talks between the Democratic Republic of Congo's government and renegade Congolese General Laurent Nkunda.A Rwandan military spokesman, Major Jill Rutaremara, told reporters Wednesday that DRC officials and representatives for General Nkunda have met in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
Rekindled clashes displace thousands in Ituri

IRIN - January 3, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaThousands of people have fled the village of Fataki, 70 km northeast of Bunia, capital of Ituri district in Eastern DRC, following clashes between militia and the regular army, officials of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, MONUC, said.



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