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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.
UN plane crashes in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - April 4, 2011

Aéroport international de N'djiliA UN plane crashed on Monday at Kinshasa N'djili airport. According to preliminary reports, the plane was carrying 29 passengers, including United Nations Mission Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) staff members and peacekeepers, and three crew members. At least 26 people are reported to have died.
Militiamen Sent to Testify in Warlords Trials at ICC

L'Avenir - March 28, 2011

Thomas Lubanga DyiloFour former militiamen, who had been arrested and were being held at the Makala prison in Kinshasa, were flown to the International Criminal Court on Sunday to testify as witnesses for the defense in the cases against Thomas Lubanga and Germain Katanga.
DR Congo Leopards beat Mauritius 3-0

Congo News Agency - March 28, 2011

DR Congo football team - LeopardsThe Leopards revived their hopes of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday by beating Mauritius 3-0 at Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa. Coach Robert Nouzaret men are now second in Group E with 4 points behind Senegal and ahead of Cameroon and Mauritius.
DR Congo Recalls Ambassador to Brazzaville

Radio Okapi - March 26, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has withdrawn its envoy to the Republic of Congo, authorities in Kinshasa announced on Friday. The DRC's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, said in a statement that ambassador Esther Kirongozi will leave Brazzaville immediately.
Holders Mazembe make winning Champions League start

BBC Sport - March 20, 2011

Mulota Kabangu celebrates after scoring against SC Internacional of Brazil in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World CupTP Mazembe defeated Simba of Tanzania 3-1 on Sunday as they embarked on a journey that could lead to a record third consecutive Champions League title. Patou Kabangu broke the deadlock just 12 minutes into the first half in the second round, first leg game in Lubumbashi.
DR Congo blocks oil search in Virunga National Park

BBC News - March 18, 2011

An adult male mountain gorilla in the Virunga Mountains, part of the Albertine Rift Ecoregion;The Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected a bid by the UK's Soco International to search for oil in the Virunga National Park, a World Heritage site home to rare mountain gorillas.
New rules for miners

IRIN - March 17, 2011

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateVarious stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining sector have signed a code of conduct designed to reduce fraud and increase transparency in an industry that has played a key role in the armed violence that has ravaged the east of the country for years, but there is still concern about illegal mining and the military’s role.
Plight of the Congo Is Focus of U.S. Congress Hearing

chrissmith.house.gov - March 8, 2011

Actor Ben Affleck testifies about violence in eastern Congo at U.S. Congress hearing led by Rep. Chris SmithThe tragedy and hopes for peace in the Congo was the focus of a hearing held today by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House Africa, Global Health and Human Rights Subcommittee. Actor Ben Affleck testified about the work of the Eastern Congo Initiative, including his travel to the DRC.



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