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UN Security Council calls for credible and peaceful elections

UN News Centre - October 17, 2011

United Nations Security CouncilIn a press statement following a briefing by Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for DRC on the preparations for next month's elections, the Council emphasized the importance of free and constructive political debate, freedom of expression and assembly, equal access to all media and the safety for all candidates.
TP Mazembe back in Champions League

BBC Sport - October 17, 2011

TP MazembeHolders TP Mazembe will return to the African Champions League next season after winning the DR Congo league. Mazembe beat Motema Pembe 2-0 on Sunday to open up a four-point lead at the top of the table with just one match left.
Obama Sends Troops to Help Fight the LRA

The White House | Office of the Press Secretary - October 14, 2011

President Barack Obama presents White House Military Aide LTC Barrett Bernard with the Defense Superior Service Medal during a departure ceremony in the Oval Office, Oct. 12, 2011."I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working toward the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield. I believe that deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa," President Barack Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Friday.
Elections Will Be Held on Time - INEC

ACP - October 10, 2011

Daniel Ngoy MulundaThe chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, confirmed Sunday night that the presidential and parliamentary elections will be held as scheduled on November 28 this year. “After the 2006 elections, we have to get our people accustomed to a 5-year electoral cycle,” he said.
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.



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