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Mazembe destroy Esperance in Champions League final

BBC Sport - October 31, 2010

TP MazembeEsperance were no match for TP Mazembe of DR Congo who thrashed the Tunisians 5-0 in the first leg of the final of the Champions League on Sunday. e emphatic victory in Lubumbashi kept alive TP Mazembe's hopes of retaining the title.
Expulsions mark rising tensions over resources

IRIN - October 28, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Eduardo Dos SantosAngola's "very violent" expulsion of about 200 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals from its territory this month is a sign of the increasing "bad blood" between the neighbours that analysts believe revolves around border demarcations and conflicting claims to resources, particularly oil.
Pope names 24 new Cardinals

Radio Vatican - October 20, 2010

Mgr. Laurent MonsengwoPope Benedict XVI has convoked a special consistory for the creation of 24 new cardinals. The Holy Father made the announcement at the end of his Wednesday audience. Speaking to over 40 thousand people in an autumnal St Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict announced the names of the 24 men whom he will elevate to the College of Cardinals on November 20 next. They include Mgr. Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Archbishop of Kinshasa.
ICC Dismisses Jean-Pierre Bemba's Appeal on Admissibility of His Case

ICC - October 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Courtthe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court confirmed the decision of Trial Chamber III entitled “Decision on the Admissibility and Abuse of Process Challenges” and dismissed Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo’s appeal against this decision. This judgment confirms that the case against Mr Bemba is admissible.
Women March against Sexual Violence in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - October 17, 2010

Women March against Sexual Violence in eastern CongoFirst Lady Olive Lembe Kabila led a march by thousands of women through the streets of Bukavu, in eastern Congo, on Sunday. They were marching against the sexual violence – and violence in general – that has plagued the region, where rape has been used as a weapon of war by armed groups for years.
Congo Defense Minister Rejects UN Allegations against Army

Congo News Agency - October 17, 2010

Charles Mwando NsimbaDuring a press conference held in Kinshasa on Saturday, Defence Minister Charles Mwando Nsimba expressed outrage at the remarks made by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, before the UN Security Council on Thursday.
TP Mazembe Reach Second Consecutive CAF Champions League Final

Congo News Agency - October 16, 2010

TP MazembeTP Mazembe have reached the CAF Champions league finals after drawing 0-0 with JS Kabylie at the November 1st, 1954 stadium in Tizi Ouzou on Saturday. The defending champions advance thanks to their 3-1 win at the Stade de la Kenya in Lubumbashi on October 3rd in the first leg of the semi-finals.
Four African nations crack down on LRA

BBC News - October 16, 2010

Joseph KonyFour African nations have agreed to form a joint military force to fight Lord's Resistance Army rebels, the African Union says. It says the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda will form a brigade to pursue the militants. The LRA, which originated in Uganda 20 years ago, has recently mounted deadly attacks in all four countries.
US Welcomes Arrest of Callixte Mbarushimana

U.S. Department of State/Philip J. Crowley - October 13, 2010

Callixte MbarushimanaThe United States welcomes the October 11, 2010 arrest by French authorities of Callixte Mbarushimana, indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2009. As a top official of the FDLR, Mbarushimana had also been listed in 2008 for targeted UN and U.S. sanctions.
FDLR leader Callixte Mbarushimana arrested in France on ICC warrant

ICC - October 11, 2010

FDLR leader Callixte MbarushimanaIn accordance with the warrant of arrest issued under seals by the judges of the International Criminal Court on 28 September, 2010, the French authorities arrested Mr Callixte Mbarushimana, suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Kivu provinces, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.







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