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WikiLeaks Founder Arrested in London

VOA News - December 7, 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange interpol alertWikiLeaks has angered the U.S. government and officials around the world by releasing classified American military documents and U.S. diplomatic cables.  Most recently,  the leaked cables allegedly revealed a list of international sites the United States regards as vital to its security, from satellite earth stations here in Britain to a cobalt mine in Congo.
List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

BBC News - December 5, 2010

WikileaksA long list of key facilities around the world that the US describes as vital to its national security has been released by Wikileaks. In addition to obvious pieces of strategic infrastructure like communications hubs, gas pipelines and so on, it contains, amongst other things, a cobalt mine in Congo, an anti-snake venom factory in Australia and an insulin plant in Denmark.
Actor Ben Affleck Advocates More US Involvement in DRC

VOA News - December 3, 2010

Actor Ben Affleck Advocates More US Involvement in DRCHollywood Actor and Director Ben Affleck was in Washington this week, pushing for greater US engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has founded an organization called "The Eastern Congo Initiative." Affleck says the DRC is at a critical juncture in its transition from war to peace.
UN Sanctions FDLR Leaders, CNDP Rebel Commander Integrated into Army

Congo News Agency - December 2, 2010

UN Security CouncilThe United Nations Security Council imposed targeted measures including travel bans and asset freezes on three Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) leaders and a former Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) commander integrated in the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), on Wednesday, at the request of the permanent missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
UN launches patrols to head off rebel violence during holiday season

UN News Service - December 1, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed troops as a preventive measure in Orientale Province ahead of the end-of-year holiday season, which has in the past seen increased attacks by illegal armed groups.
UN Report: CNDP, Congolese Soldiers Involved in Illegal Mining Operations

Congo News Agency - November 30, 2010

CNDP soldiers in CongoA report by a group of experts monitoring UN sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo has implicated former CNDP soldiers, now part of the Congolese Armed Forces, in the illegal exploitation of mineral resources in eastern Congo. The report says that “units of the former Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP) in FARDC have gained military control over most of the strategic areas rich in natural resources in the Kivus, presenting a challenge to their integration into FARDC.”
UN Security Council renews DR Congo sanctions

UN News Service - November 29, 2010

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today extended for another year the arms embargo and other sanctions it imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to renew the mandate of the group of experts tasked with monitoring the measures.
CHAN 2011: Holders DR Congo confident of reaching next stage

Cafonline.com - November 27, 2010

Congo - Football Leopards champions of CHANThe Leopards were housed in Group C of the 2011 African Nations Championship and will face rivals Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire (hosts of the maiden edition) and debutants Mali for the three-week tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
Champions DRC take on Ivory Coast following CHAN draw

BBC Sport - November 27, 2010

Leopards win CHAN Title holders DR Congo will take on Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Mali in the 2011 African Nations Championship, which takes place in February in Sudan. The draw for the event, which is for teams of home-based players only, took place in Khartoum on Saturday.
US President Barack Obama outlines plan to defeat Ugandan LRA rebels

BBC News - November 25, 2010

Joseph KonyUS President Barack Obama has outlined a plan to disarm one of Africa's most feared rebel militias, the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army. LRA leaders initially claimed to be fighting to install a theocracy in Uganda based on the Biblical 10 commandments. But they now roam across parts of Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), as well as north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.



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