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UN envoy tells Security Council of improving security, remaining threats

UN News Service - June 9, 2011

Special Representative Roger Meece briefs the Security Council on the situation in the DRC“There has been significant progress regarding the security situation in recent years in eastern DRC,” said Roger Meece, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), in a briefing to the Council.
Rights Groups: Strengthen Civilian Protection Before Elections

Human Rights Watch - June 9, 2011

Goma - MONUCThe United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to avert election-related violence, a coalition of 47 international and Congolese organizations said today.
Hong Kong court decides to seek national legal interpretation over debt dispute between U.S. company, DR Congo

Xinhua - June 8, 2011

The Hong Kong Court of Final AppealThe Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on Wednesday issued a majority judgment, in which it decided to seek legal interpretation from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress over a debt dispute between a U. S. investment fund and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DR Congo edge out Mauritius

BBC Sport - June 5, 2011

DR Congo football team - LeopardsDR Congo kept themselves in the hunt for a place at next year's Africa Cup of Nations finals with a 2-1 win in Mauritius on Sunday. On a bright, sunny day in Belle Vue, the home side took the lead after just nine minutes when Jonathan Bru converted a penalty following a foul on Fabrice Pitchia. But the Congolese hit back through Saudi Arabia-based striker Diba Ilunga. Kabangu Mulota then grabbed the winning goal in first-half stoppage time.
Global Witness welcomes DR Congo's decision to publish resource contracts

Global Witness - June 3, 2011

Gecamines - KatangaA decree published this week by the Democratic Republic of Congo commits the government to disclose all natural resource contracts within 60 days of their coming into effect. The decision is a welcome move which could help reduce corruption in the country if fully implemented, Global Witness said today.
Rwanda genocide fugitive Bernard Munyagishari arrested

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - May 25, 2011

Congo - Rwanda borderThe International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda announced on 25 May 2011 the arrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo of ICTR fugitive Bernard Munyagishari, former President of the Interahamwe for Gisenyi, who was arrested in an operation mounted by the DRC Armed forces, in collaboration with the Office of the Prosecutor Tracking Unit in Kachanga, North Kivu.
UN Security Council discusses key challenges and risks in an election year in DR Congo

UN News - May 18, 2011

Ban Ki-moonThe Security Council today called for urgent steps to strengthen institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the Government to ensure that general elections slated for late this year are inclusive, transparent and peaceful.
Rape study 'questionable'

BBC News - May 18, 2011

Women March against Sexual Violence in eastern CongoA new study on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo is based on out-of-date and questionable figures, a Swedish academic has told the BBC. Ms Eriksson Baaz, a researcher on women's rights in DR Congo from the University of Gothenburg, says extrapolations made in the study cannot be backed up scientifically.
Opportunity for change in eastern Congo's mines must be seized

Global Witness - May 18, 2011

Sacks of tin ore being loaded onto a plane near Bisie, for transportation to Goma.Shifts in the control of eastern Congo's mines have created opportunities to begin breaking the links between the mineral trade and the conflict that has plagued civilians for over a decade, says a new report from Global Witness today.
Mazembe to appeal Champions League disqualification

BBC Sport - May 15, 2011

Moise KatumbiTP Mazembe will appeal against their exclusion from the Champions League. The Confederation of African Football disqualified them after Tanzania's Simba complained about the eligibility of Janvier Besala Bokungu. Mazembe's owner, Moise Katumbi, denied any wrongdoing and confirmed his club would appeal.







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