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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.
Eleven Candidates to Run for President

ACP - September 15, 2011

Joseph Kabila, Etienne Tshisekedi, Vital Kamerhe, Kengo wa Dondo, Nzanga Mobutu, Mbusa MyamwisiThe Independent National Electoral Commission released Thursday night the provisional list of candidates in the November 28 presidential election. The INEC approved the applications of Jean Andeka Djamba, Adam Bombole, Joseph Kabila, Nicéphore Kakese Malela, Vital Kamerhe, Oscar Kashala, Leon Kengo wa Dondo, Mbusa Nyamwisi, Zanga Mobutu, Josue Mukendi, and Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba.
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.



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