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UN advises prudent use of abundant resources to spur development

UN News Centre - October 10, 2011

Congo rainforestThe Democratic Republic of the Congo has the capacity to become the driving force of Africa’s economic development if its vast forests, water resources and trillions of dollars worth of mineral reserves are used prudently, according to the findings of a United Nations assessment released today.
The Government Will Ensure Peaceful Elections, Says Spokesman

ACP - October 6, 2011

Lambert MendeThe Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende, said on Wednesday that the government will ensure peace and security during the upcoming elections. “We have all the resources we need to ensure peaceful elections,” Mr. Mende told reporters during a press conference in Kinshasa.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Could Be Kingmaker in DR Congo Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - September 30, 2011

Jean-Pierre BembaThe former DR Congo Vice-President, who lost the second round of the 2006 presidential elections to President Joseph Kabila, remains a political force to be reckoned with. His support is actively being sought by opposition candidates running for president in this year’s one-round presidential election.
19,497 Candidates to Run for 500 Seats in Parliament

ACP - September 26, 2011

Congo Parliament - Kinshasa19,497 candidates will be running for the November 28 parliamentary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Friday during its weekly press briefing. Kinshasa has the largest number of candidates with 5734.
DR Congo Has Returned to Peace, Kabila Tells UN General Assembly

Congo News Agency - September 23, 2011

Joseph Kabila at the 66th UN General AssemblyPresident Joseph Kabila told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that the Democratic Republic of Congo was going through a pivotal moment in its history with the organization of its second democratic elections, after those of 2006, and the return of peace all throughout the country.
Youssouf Mulumbu retires from international football

Patrice Citera | BBC Sport - September 22, 2011

Youssouf MulumbaYoussouf Mulumbu has announced his retirement from international football to concentrate on his career with his English club West Bromwich Albion. Fecofa confirmed it had received a letter from Mulumbu about his future. "It is with regret that I write to let you know about my decision to withdraw definitively from international football with immediate effect," he wrote.
Kabila's Election Speech Leads to Judges' Strike

Congo News Agency - September 20, 2011

Juges protesting in front of the Prime Minister's officeJudges across the country say they will remain on strike until they start getting paid the $1,600 President Joseph Kabila claimed they earn each month in his speech to the nation last Wednesday. The judges say they were stunned to hear President Kabila tout their seemingly high salary as one of his accomplishments during the last five years.
Reigning Champions TP Mazembe purchase a second plane

Patrice Citera | BBC Sport - September 19, 2011

TP MazembeReigning African Champions TP Mazembe have started preparing for a come-back to continental football by purchasing a second plane. The MD-83 model with 140 seats landed in Lubumbashi on Sunday. Club chairman Moise Katumbi told the media that purchasing a second one was in line with their ambition to become the continent's greatest club.
Kabila's Record 'Negative', Says Former Ally Vital Kamerhe

Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - September 17, 2011

Vital KamerheFormer Speaker of the National Assembly Vital Kamerhe says President Kabila was not truthful about the state of the country on Wednesday, when he laid out his plans for the next five years and touted his record in a speech broadcasted live on national television.
Rwandan Rebel Leader Faces ICC on War Crimes Charges

VOA News - September 16, 2011

Callixte MbarushimanaA former Rwandan rebel leader has appeared before the International Criminal Court facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, told The Hague court that Mbarushimana represented the “respectable public face” of the FDLR, a Rwandan Hutu rebel group that attacked civilians in Congo's North and South Kivu provinces in 2009.







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