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DRC elections raise peace hopes for region

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo - Great Lakes ConferenceAn international conference aimed at enhancing peace, security and development in Africa's Great Lakes Region is under way in Nairobi, with delegates expressing optimism that the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo heralded an era of stability in the volatile region.
After four-year process, region is closer to peace

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,TanzaniaWhen preparations for the international conference on peace, security, democracy and development in the Great Lakes region began in 2003, United Nations and African Union (AU) officials were at pains to explain that this was a process, not just a meeting, that would take years to achieve. Four years later, the last of two state summits in this process is scheduled for 14-15 December in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.
U.S. Congress passes Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006

U.S. Congress - December 9, 2006

Barack ObamaA bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Annan, Security Council Urge Congolese to Work Together And Welcome New President

UN News - December 7, 2006

Kofi AnnanUnited Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today stressed the need for all Congolese to work together as he congratulated Joseph Kabila on his inauguration as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the recent elections, the first democratic polls in the strife-torn country in more than 40 years.
Video: Joseph Kabila inauguration ceremony on 12.6.2006

Monuc - December 7, 2006

Joseph and Olive Kabila at the presidential inauguration on 12.6.2006Joseph Kabila inauguration ceremony on 12.6.2006.
Thousands return to eastern town of Sake

IRIN - December 6, 2006

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaAt least 15,000 people who had fled fighting in Sake, in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are returning home but without assistance, according to the local displacement returns committee.
Kabila Sworn In as DRC's Elected President

VOA News - December 6, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeThirty-five-year-old Joseph Kabila has been sworn-in as the newly elected post-war president in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wearing a dark suit and raising his right hand, Mr. Kabila said he would only be guided by general interest and act as a faithful servant of the people. The ceremony was held under tight security in Kinshasa.
High security in Kinshasa ahead of presidential inauguration

Monuc - December 5, 2006

Congo - KinshasaSecurity is high in Kinshasa ahead of the inauguration ceremony for newly elected DRC president Joseph Kabila, which will commence tomorrow at 11am on Wednesday December 5 2006 in the "Palais de la Nation".
More fighting breaks out in the east

IRIN - December 5, 2006

Congo - Kinshasa map showing GomaRenewed fighting broke out on Tuesday between dissident soldiers allied to a former army chief and the regular army in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Video: Joseph and Olive Kabila celebrate after the decision by the Supreme Court on 11.28.2006

Présidence de la République - December 1, 2006

Joseph and Olive KabilaJoseph and Olive Kabila celebrate after the decision by the Supreme Court on 11.28.2006



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