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Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC

BBC News - January 25, 2011

FDLR leader Callixte MbarushimanaThe head of a Rwandan rebel group accused of committing war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been extradited from France to The Hague. Callixte Mbarushimana was arrested in Paris last October, following a request from the International Criminal Court.
Eleven Mazembe players named in DR Congo CHAN squad

BBC Sport - January 25, 2011

Leopards win CHAN Eleven players from African club champions TP Mazembe have been named in the DR Congo's squad for the African Nations Championship tournament. Coach Santos Mutubile Ditunga also named six players from 2010 league winners Vita Club. The CHAN defending champions also named five players from top club DC Motema Pembe.
Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments

Congo News Agency - January 16, 2011

Evariste BoshabThe amendments were approved during a joint session of the upper and the lower house of parliament. Out of 504 voters, 485 voted for the amendments, 8 voted against and 11 abstained. As had been the case when the amendments were considered in the National Assembly and the Senate, opposition MPs and Senators boycotted the vote.
Senate Votes on Constitutional Amendments

Congo News Agency - January 14, 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo SenateThe Senate voted on Thursday on a bill that will amend the Constitution to limit future presidential elections to a single round of voting and increase presidential powers. Of 81 senators present during the vote, 71 voted for the bill, with 1 voting against and 9 abstaining. Opposition senators boycotted the vote.
China, DR Congo see great potentials for further cooperation

Xinhua - January 13, 2011

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu meets with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo  Joseph Kabila in KinshasaVisiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu met in Kinshasa on Wednesday with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo with both saying that there are great potentials for further cooperation between the two countries.
Opposition MPs Walk Out Vote on Constitutional Amendment

Congo News Agency - January 12, 2011

Congo ParliamentOpposition MPs walked out in protest on Tuesday before a vote on a controversial bill that, if approved, will amend the Constitution to limit presidential elections to just one round of voting and increase presidential powers.
Opposition Mounts Against Proposed Change to Electoral Law

Congo News Agency - January 10, 2011

François MuambaThe leaders of the main opposition parties met in Kinshasa on Sunday and vowed to put up a united front against a government proposal to limit presidential elections to just one round of voting.
DR Congo Decries Loss of Favored US Trade Status

VOA News - December 22, 2010

Lambert MendeThe Democratic Republic of Congo is criticizing the loss of its status as a favored U.S. trading partner. An order from President Barack Obama Tuesday stripped the DRC of its status as a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
TP Mazembe Return Home to Heroes' Welcome

Congo News Agency - December 19, 2010

TP MazembeTP Mazembe returned home to a heroes' welcome on Sunday evening as thousands of fans streamed the streets of Lubumbashi to greet the team. The fans were grateful for an epic year in which the DR Congo side made history by becoming the first team from outside Europe or South America to reach the final of the FIFA Club World Cup and the first to successfully defend its Africa Champions League title twice.

Eto'o leads award winners, Kaluyituka awarded Silver Ball

Fifa.com - December 18, 2010

Dioko Kaluyituka, Samuel Eto?o, Andres D?AlessandroSamuel Eto’o’s status as one of the world’s foremost footballers was strengthened this evening when he was named as the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010's oustanding player. Dioko Kaluyituka and Andres D'Alessandro were also honoured with the adidas Silver and Bronze Balls respectively.







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