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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 - 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.
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.

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