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DR Congo, IMF to Co-Host Conference on the Management of Natural Resources

International Monetary Fund - March 13, 2012

Congo rainforestDR Congo and the IMF will co-host a high-level conference on the “Management of Natural Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa”, on March 21-22, 2012 in Kinshasa. The event will bring together policy makers, stakeholders, academics, and civil society from around the world.
LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony target of viral campaign video

BBC News - March 7, 2012

Joseph KonyA campaign by US activists to capture alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has gone viral on the web. Invisible Children's half-hour film on the use of child soldiers by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has been viewed nearly 10 million times on YouTube. Critics, however, have questioned the methods of the non-profit group.
Brazil defender Dos Santos delighted with Mazembe move

BBC Sport - March 6, 2012

Júlio César dos SantosIt is not often that you hear of footballers from five-time world champions Brazil coming to Africa in search of fame and glory. So when TP Mazembe's new recruit Julio Cesar dos Santos says he chose to play on the continent because of a burning desire to win trophies, it is understandable to question his ambition. But the defender is deadly serious, craving success and convinced he is at the right club in Africa.
DR Congo's Government Resigns

ACP - March 6, 2012

Adolphe MuzitoPrime Minister Adolphe Muzito tendered his resignation to President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday. The procedural move will allow President Kabila to form a new government following the Nov. 28 presidential and parliamentary elections, Mr. Muzito told reporters after the meeting.
$70 Million in Congo Mining Revenue Untraceable, Investigators Say

VOA News - March 5, 2012

Gecamines copper mine in DRCongo's southern mining town of LubumbashiAnti-corruption investigators say they cannot trace more than $70 million that mining companies claim to have paid to the government. The gap between what mining companies pay and what Congo's government should receive may be far greater than the tens of millions unaccounted for, a report says.
Congo Brazzaville munitions dump blasts 'kill scores'

BBC News - March 4, 2012

Closest capilals in the world, Kinshasa on the (right) and Brazzaville (left)At least 200 people are reported to have been killed following huge explosions at an arms dump in Congo's capital Brazzaville. The force of the blasts was felt several miles away in the city of Kinshasa, across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Can 2013: Away wins for Cape Verde, DR Congo

Cafonline.com - February 29, 2012

DR Congo LeopardsCape Verde and DR Congo boosted their chances of reaching the final round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with victories away from home in the first leg qualifiers of the first round on Wednesday. Cape Verde humbled fellow islanders Madagascar 4-0 in Antananarivo whilst the Leopards of DR Congo were simply too strong for Seychelles managing a similar scoreline at the Stade de L' Unitê.
Opposition Supporters Step Up Attacks on Congolese Officials Abroad

Radio Okapi - February 28, 2012

Moise Katumbi ChapweCongolese opposition supporters calling themselves “fighters” have intensified attacks against Congolese officials travelling abroad. Katanga Province Governor Moise Katumbi is the latest in a string of officials who have come under attack from the so-called “Patriots-Combatants”.
Tshisekedi Leaves 'House Arrest' to Meet German Ambassador

Radio Okapi - February 27, 2012

Etienne Tshisekedi with his wife Marthe TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi left his home for the first time on Friday since being put under “house arrest”, his spokesman Albert Moleka told Radio Okapi. Mr. Tshisekedi and his wife, Marthe, went to the residence of the German Ambassador in Kinshasa, where they were invited to dinner.
Lomana LuaLua to return for DR Congo says coach Le Roy

BBC Sport - February 23, 2012

Lomana LuaLuaDR Congo coach Claude Le Roy says he expects striker Lomana LuaLua to return to the national team. The Blackpool star had stopped playing for the Leopards, but changed his mind after a personal request from the coach. He expects him to be part of the squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Seychelles next week.







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