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DR Congo Honors Nelson Mandela, Hero and Model for Humanity

Radio Okapi - December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela mediating peace talks between Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent-Désiré Kabila on Mai 4, 1997DR Congo’s government has decreed three days of national mourning beginning Friday to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, who died on Thursday in Johannesburg.
Pascal Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese Music Pioneer, Is Dead at 73

Radio Okapi - December 2, 2013

Tabu Ley RochereauCongolese music giant Pascal Tabu Ley died on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium. He had been in a coma in a hospital for several days. Considered one of the greatest Congolese musicians of all time, he pioneered the musical genre known Congolese rumba.
Sfaxien claim Confed Cup title

Cafonline.com - November 30, 2013

CS SfaxienTunisian side CS Sfaxien has won the 2013 Orange CAF Confederation Cup title despite a 2-1 loss to TP Mazembe of DR Congo on Saturday in Lubumbashi. Sfaxien annexed the title 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 2-0 win from the final first leg last week in Rades.
CS Sfaxien beat TP Mazembe in Confed Cup final first leg

Cafonline.com - November 23, 2013

CS Sfaxien play against TP Mazembe in Rades, TunisiaTunisian club side CS Sfaxien edged out visiting DR Congo’s TP Mazembe 2-0 in the first leg of the Confederation Cup final match. A first half strike by Didier Ibrahim N'Dong and a late strike Yassine Khenissi separates the two sides going into the deciding match next Saturday in Lubumbashi.
No 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, DR Congo Says

Congo News Agency - November 11, 2013

Raymond TshibandaThe signing of a document that was supposed to mark the end of peace talks between DR Congo’s government and the defeated M23 rebels was postponed indefinitely on Monday in Entebbe, Uganda, over a disagreement on its wording and title.
Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says

Congo News Agency - November 6, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaThe Congolese government says it will not sign a “peace deal” with the M23 rebels now that they have been defeated. Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters during a news conference in Kinshasa on Tuesday that there will only be a “statement.”
Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - November 4, 2013

Colonel Mamadou Ndala and the FARDC are welcomed by the population in a liberated townDR Congo’s army took control of the hill of Mbuzi on Monday, one of the last positions still being held by the M23 rebels, who have been entrenched on three hills near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda since they lost their last stronghold of Bunagana.
Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - October 30, 2013

Colonel Mamadou Mustafa Ndala and FARDC soldiers in North KivuDR Congo’s army has recaptured Bunagana, the last major town that was still occupied by the M23 rebels in North Kivu province. President Joseph Kabila took to the airwaves to congratulate the Congolese army for liberating “most regions of North Kivu that had been under the control of the enemies of peace for 19 months.”
Advancing Congo Troops Take Control of Rumangabo From M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - October 28, 2013

FARDC soldiers on the front linesDR Congo’s army continued its advance north towards M23 rebel strongholds on Monday. After Kibumba, Kiwanja and Rutshuru, it was the turn of Rumangabo to fall under the control of the Congolese Armed Forces, also known as the FARDC.
Congo Army Liberates Rutshuru, Kiwanja and Kibumba From M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - October 27, 2013

DR Congo FARDC soldiers on the frontlinesDR Congo’s army has liberated three major towns from the M23 rebels in a span of just three days. It is a dramatic fall for the M23 rebels, who have terrorized hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Congo for more than a year.







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