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Jean-Pierre Bemba War Crimes Trial Begins Monday

VOA News - November 21, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaProsecutors indicted Bemba for two crimes against humanity and three war crimes allegedly committed in the Central African Republic territory during the period from 26th October 2002 to 15th March 2003.
Pope Benedict Consecrates 24 New Cardinals

VOA News - November 20, 2010

Newly-elevated Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat from the Pope during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, 20 Nov 2010Pope Benedict has appointed 24 new cardinals. The ordination, known as a consistory, was performed in a lavish ceremony Saturday in Saint Peter's Basilica. Pope Benedict XVI read each name of the 24 "princes of the church" in Latin to roaring applause from the pews and smiles from the cardinals themselves.
ICC: Ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba to be reviewed

ICC - November 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba GomboThe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court directed Trial Chamber III to conduct a new review of the ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, reversing the Trial Chamber’s decision of 28 July, 2010. Until and subject to that new review, Mr Bemba will remain in detention.
Paris Club cancels 7.35 billion of Congo debt

Paris Club - November 17, 2010

Paris ClubAs a contribution to restoring the DRC’s debt sustainability, the Paris Club creditors will provide a cancellation of USD 7.35 billion, fulfilling all their commitments under the enhanced HIPC initiative. Paris Club creditors expressed their concern over the business environment and urged the Government of the DRC to carry out further reforms to improve governance, strengthen the rule of law and fight corruption.
DR Congo withdraws Nations Cup bid

BBC Sport - November 16, 2010

CAF LogoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has announced its withdrawal from the race to stage either the 2015 or 2017 African Cup of Nations tournament. A statement on the Confederation of African Football (Caf)'s website said: "The DR Congo communicated their withdrawal in the race for the hosting rights of the two tournaments through correspondence to Caf."
TP Mazembe savour Champions League title glory

BBC Sport - November 14, 2010

Team president Moise Katumbi shows Champions League trophy to TP Mazembe fans in LubumbashiThousands of DR Congo side TP Mazembe fans took to the streets of Lubumbashi to celebrate as the team paraded the Champions League trophy on Sunday. Lubumbashi was a sea of black and white as fans cheered the players as they arrived at the airport from Tunis.
Champions League final as it happened

BBC Sport - November 13, 2010

TP MazembeMazembe are champions! The game finished 1-1 on the night in Rades meaning TP Mazembe of DR Congo become the first team ever to win back-to-back African titles twice. They have defended their crown from last year at the expense of an Esperance side which put up a good showing but which ultimately had too much to do from the first leg.
Mazembe retains Champions League title

Cafonline.com - November 13, 2010

TP MazembeTP Mazembe completed a successful defence of the Orange CAF Champions League after holding Tunisia’s Esperance to a 1-1 draw in the final second leg on Saturday at the November 7 Stadium in Rades near Tunis. Mazembe were winners in 1967 and 1968, and their successfully defence lands them a place in the in the historic books of African football with respect to the foremost club competition.
Police on trial for killing Floribert Chebeya

BBC News - November 12, 2010

Floribert Chebeya trial in KinshasaThe trial has started of eight officers charged with the murder of a prominent human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are accused of killing Floribert Chebeya, head of the charity Voice of the Voiceless, in June.
Esperance aim to overturn Mazembe in Champs League

BBC Sport - November 12, 2010

Esperance de TunisEsperance still harbour hopes of winning the African Champions League, despite a 5-0 deficit to TP Mazembe going into the second leg of the final. The game will be played in Rades, near Tunis, on Saturday evening. Mazembe, from DR Congo, are favourites to retain their continental title and qualify for the Fifa Club World Cup.



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