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15 dead in football match stampede in Kinshasa

Xinhua - May 12, 2014

Stade Tata RaphaŽlAt least 15 people died and 30 others were injured in a stampede that occurred during a football match on Sunday at the Tata Raphael stadium in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The death toll was announced on Sunday evening through a statement from the interior ministry read on national television.
Kerry Calls on Kabila to Honor Constitution

VOA News - May 4, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry with President Joseph Kabila on 5.4.2014U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Congolese President Joseph Kabila to respect his country's constitution and not run for a third term. The U.S. is pledging additional funding for elections and for helping to demobilize fighters in eastern provinces.
Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks

VOA News - May 3, 2014

John Kerry (R) with Raymond Tshibanda in KinshasaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will meet with President Joseph Kabila. The two leaders are expected to discuss recent security gains against rebel groups in eastern Congo.
At least 60 killed as train derails in Katanga province

Xinhua - April 23, 2014

A train of the Congolese company SNCCAt least 60 people were killed and some 60 others were injured when a freight train derailed in the southeast region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The accident occurred when the train was speeding too fast before turning around a bend close to the Katongola bridge, which is near the station at Katongola, a town in the southern Katanga province.
DR Congo duo AS Vita, Mazembe reach Champions League group stage

Cafonline.com - March 31, 2014

Vita Club playing against TP Mazembe in KinshasaDR Congo will have two representatives at the lucrative mini-league stage of the Orange CAF Champions League for the first time. Four-time winners TP Mazembe and AS Vita, champions in 1973 scrapped through to the last eight of the premier continental club championship.
Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force in DR Congo for one year

UN News Center - March 28, 2014

Elements of the Malawi contingent of the Intervention Brigade on a joint patrol with Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/Sylvain LiechtiThe Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.
Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 251

Xinhua - March 27, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaA total of 251 Congolese refugees returning to their country from a refugee camp in Uganda died on Saturday in a boat accident on Lake Albert, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende has said. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the search will continue to find other bodies. He said 251 bodies have been recovered out of 292 that were onboard the ill-fated boat.
Zuma extends deployment of SANDF troops in DR Congo

thepresidency.gov.za - March 25, 2014

President Jacob Zuma of South AfricaSouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma has informed Parliament that he has extended the employment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for service in fulfilment of the international obligations of the Republic of South Africa towards the United Nations.
U.S. sending more personnel to Uganda to hunt LRA leader Joseph Kony

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Joseph KonyThe United States is deploying CV-22 Osprey aircraft and more military personnel to Uganda to help track down Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) doing evil in several Central African nations, the State Department said on Monday.
Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 108 people

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Lac Albert between Congo and UgandaThe death toll in the weekend boat accident in western Uganda has risen to 108 from 19 that were reported on Saturday. Most of the passengers on the boat were Democratic Republic of Congo refugees returning home. The total number of the people who were on the boat is not yet known. Fourty five people survived the accident.







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