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U.S. service members, Congo military quick-responders make final push to exercise finale

Tech. Sgt. John Orrell | AFNS - May 3, 2011

Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber Weaver conducts training to members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo?s armed forces (FARDC) quick response forceAfter a week of classroom training, during MEDLITE 11, U.S. service members, along with members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo armed forces quick-response force, or UMIR, began training May 2 here on a C-130 Hercules.
Germany: Groundbreaking Trial for Congo War Crimes

Human Rights Watch - May 2, 2011

Ignace MurwanashyakaThe trial of two Rwandan rebel leaders arrested in Germany for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo makes the world a smaller place for suspected war criminals, Human Rights Watch said today.
Presidential Election to Be Held on November 28

Congo News Agency - May 1, 2011

Daniel Ngoy Mulunda NyangaPresidential and parliamentary elections will be held on November 28, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Pastor Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, announced during a news conference on Saturday in Kinshasa.
Etienne Tshisekedi Rallies Supporters in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - April 24, 2011

Etienne TshisekediAt least 50,000 people attended veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi first big rally in Kinshasa on Sunday, ahead of the presidential election due later this year. Many more supporters were refused entry to the packed Stade Tata Raphael.
Opposition Party Ousts Leader Ahead of Elections

Julia Ritchey | VOA News - April 21, 2011

François MuambaThe main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in disarray after firing its leader, making it even more difficult to mount a challenge against President Joseph Kabila in upcoming elections.
New Law Aims to Halt Sale of Conflict Minerals

Heather Murdock | VOA News - April 18, 2011

A gold miner scoops mud while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo,In the Congolese countryside, there is said to be $24 trillion worth of precious minerals like tantalum, tungsten, gold and tin. They are used to make everything from light bulbs to airplanes, and have long funded the conflict in the country’s tumultuous eastern provinces.
Kabila, Sassou meet in Kinshasa over security

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2011

Presidents Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoPresident Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo flew to Kinshasa on Friday to meet with President Joseph kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo over security issues that have recently strained relations between the two countries.
Upcoming UN-backed summit to focus on sustainable management of rainforests

UN News - April 13, 2011

Congo rainforestTop officials from more than 35 nations covering the world’s three major rainforest regions will gather at a United Nations-backed conference next month to discuss the common challenges faced by these vital ecosystems that support more than a billion people.
UN names some of the victims of deadly plane crash

UN News - April 6, 2011

MONUSCO senior management observe a minute of silence in KinshasaThe United Nations has released the names of some of the victims of Monday’s plane crash in Kinshasa that killed all but one of the 33 people aboard a UN aircraft. UN officials, working with Congolese counterparts, said they have been able to identify all the bodies and are in the process of notifying the victims’ next of kin.
Mazembe, Lupopo, Motema Pembe advance in African club competitions

Radio Okapi - April 4, 2011

TP MazembeThree of the four teams representing the Democratic Republic of Congo in African club competitions have advanced to the knockout stages. TP Mazembe beat Simba of Tanzania 3-2, DC Motema Pembe advanced by beating Victors of Uganda 1-0, Lupopo were victorious over Nchanga Rangers of Zambia 2-0, Vita Club lost 0-2 to Coton Sport of Cameroon.



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