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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.
UN Employee Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Tin Ore

provincenordkivu.org - August 22, 2011

United Nations DR Congo mission vehicle caught in smuggling attempt in North KivuA United Nations employee was arrested in North Kivu province Sunday night while attempting to smuggle over one ton of tin ore to neighboring Rwanda, Congolese officials said on Monday.
PPRD Convention Chooses Kabila as Presidential Candidate

Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - August 22, 2011

PPRD members in Congres at Stades des Martyrs in KinshasaThe People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy nominated President Joseph Kabila as its candidate for the November presidential election on Sunday, the last day of its second convention – which was being held at Stade des Martyrs since Friday.
Tresor Mputu Mabi scores in comeback

BBC Sport - August 17, 2011

Tresor Mputu MabiDR Congo striker Tresor Mputu Mabi scored on his return to action after the end of his one-year suspension. Mabi took only 46 seconds to get on the scoresheet for his club, reigning African Champions TP Mazembe, in their 1-0 win over Malekesa on Wednesday.
DC Motema Pembe beat JS Kabylie by 2-0

Cafonline.com - August 13, 2011

DC Motema Pembe plays against JS KabylieJS Kabylie suffered its third consecutive loss in the Orange Confederation Cup after its 2-0 defeat by Motema Pembe on Friday night at the 5 July stadium in Algiers. Ilongo Ngasanya came through twice for the DR Congo side. He scored on a penalty kick at minute 35 before dealing a crushing blow to the home team on 68 minutes.
Mputu Mabi ready to return for TP Mazembe and DR Congo

BBC Sport - August 13, 2011

TP MazembeTP Mazembe striker Tresor Mputu Mabi says he is ready to return to action following the end of his one-year suspension from football. Mputu Mabi will make his return to club colours on 17 August and later this month he will turn out for the Leopards for the first time in more than a year.
Tshisekedi Draws Huge Crowds in Kinshasa

Le Potentiel - August 10, 2011

Etienne TshisekediThe president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress staged an impressive show of force in the capital certain to bolster his claim that he is the best candidate from the opposition to challenge President Joseph Kabila in the one-round presidential election scheduled for November 28.
Controversy over "conflict minerals" law

IRIN - August 2, 2011

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateMajor industries are seeking to alter the proposed US reporting rules on “conflict minerals” mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a bid to stem the flow of money from minerals mined in eastern Congo, widely seen as fuelling the ongoing conflicts, the US government included a clause in the financial reform legislation of July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Motema Pembe held to 1-1 draw at home

Cafonline.com - July 31, 2011

Daring Club Motema PembeDaring Club Motema Pembe was held to a disappointing 1-1 draw in Kinshasa by MAS of Fes. The home team had opened the scoring in  the 30th minute of play through Tusilu Bazola, but in the second half the « Yellow and Black » equalised thanks to their new recruit, Mehdi El Bassel.
At least 50 Dead after Two Boats Collide on Ruki River

Radio Okapi - July 29, 2011

Rivière TshuapaAt least 50 people drowned and 35 are missing after two boats collided on the Ruki River in Equateur province, officials said on Friday. The accident occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday night when a boat carrying 200 passengers and merchandise hit a ferry without passengers near Ingende, about 115 km upstream from Mbandaka.







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