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Kabila Makes Re-Election Pitch in Speech to the Nation

ACP - September 15, 2011

Joseph KabilaSeeking a second term in office in November, President Joseph Kabila pledged to make the Democratic Republic of Congo an emerging country on Wednesday during a speech to the nation in Kingakati, east of Kinshasa, attended by members of his political family.
Mbokani to rejoin DR Congo squad after coach lifts ban

Patrice Citera | BBC Sport - September 9, 2011

Dieumerci MbokaniDR Congo coach Claude LeRoy has said that he will recall Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani to the national team. LeRoy's predecessor Robert Nouzaret, who resigned last week, had vowed that Mbokani would never play for the national team as long as he was coach.
Tensions Rise as Tshisekedi Enters Presidential Race

Congo News Agency - September 6, 2011

Police on the streets in Kinshasa as Etienne Tshisekedi was registering his candidacyOne person was reported killed on Tuesday in Kinshasa after police fired live ammunition to disperse a protest by members of the UDPS. The unrest came a day after Etienne Tshisekedi, the leader of the UDPS, registered as a presidential candidate for the November election.
Leopards to Miss 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Congo News Agency - September 4, 2011

DR Congo football team - LeopardsThe Leopards will miss next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals following a 2-0 loss to Senegal on Saturday in Dakar. The loss leaves the Leopards in third place in Group E with 7 points. With only one game left to play, they can no hope to qualify as one of the two best runner-ups who will join the winners of each group.
DR Congo growth above 7 percent in 2010 - IMF

International Monetary Fund - September 3, 2011

IMF - Congo"Macroeconomic performance was strong in 2010. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth was above 7 percent, inflation fell to below 10 percent for the first time in several years, and the external position improved," says the International Monetary Fund.
Claude LeRoy signs a contract to coach DR Congo again

BBC Sport - September 2, 2011

Claude LeRoyClaude LeRoy has signed a three-year contract to coach the DR Congo for a second time. He is aiming to be in the dugout for Saturday's 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Senegal although only to help Santos Mutubile, who will be in overall charge.
Robert Nouzaret quits as DR Congo coach

BBC Sport - August 31, 2011

DR Congo football team - LeopardsRobert Nouzaret has quit as coach of DR Congo just days before their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Senegal. The move comes after he fell out with the DR Congo football federation (Fecofa) over team selection.
DC Motema Pembe beat JS Kabylie 2-0 in Confed Cup

BBC Sport - August 27, 2011

DC Motema PembeFormer African champions JS Kabylie of Algeria are out of contention in the Confederation Cup following a 2-0 loss in DR Congo to DC Motema Pembe. Motema Pembe are still in with a chance of claiming a semi-final spot with seven points from their four games.
Sovereign States Get Legal Immunity in Hong Kong

VOA News - August 26, 2011

The Hong Kong Court of Final AppealCompanies will no longer be able to sue sovereign countries in Hong Kong courts to recover debts. China's top legislature on Friday affirmed an earlier court ruling barring a group of investors from trying to recover debts owed by the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Case of UN Employee Caught Smuggling Minerals Not Unique

Congo News Agency - August 25, 2011

Madnodje MounoubaiA judge in North Kivu province sentenced a UN driver and his accomplice on Wednesday to three years in prison and a US$ 25,000 fine for trying to smuggle minerals to Rwanda. There have been other cases of UN peacekeepers involved in gold smuggling and even accused of providing weapons to rebels in eastern Congo.







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