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US President and UN chief discuss wide range of international issues

UN News - September 23, 2010

Barack Obama with Ban Ki-moon at the UN General AssemblyDiscussions between Mr. Ban and Mr. Obama focused on the situation in Sudan, the Middle East peace process, women’s empowerment, climate change, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and the Millennium Development Goals, according to information released by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.
AFRICOM: Professionalism Key to Congo Medical Exercise

American Forces Press Service - September 17, 2010

U.S. Army Maj. Angie Allmer assists a Congo resident to the medical waiting area in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sept. 14, 2010.Humanitarian assistance -- especially medical and dental care -- is in high demand in Africa. And, that’s a big part of the reason the U.S. military is involved on the continent, the commander of U.S. Army Africa said yesterday. During a Sept. 15 “DoD Live” bloggers roundtable, Army Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg discussed Medflag 10, an ongoing humanitarian assistance exercise in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital of Kinshasa.
TP Mazembe boss fumes over ban

BBC Sport - September 14, 2010

Moise KatumbiTP Mazembe president Moise Katumbi is up in arms over bans handed to two of his club's key players. His outburst comes in the wake of TP Mazembe's qualification for the 2010 Champions League semi-finals. Fifa has imposed a one-year ban on Mputu and an 11-month ban on Lusadisu for their part in an ugly incident during May's Cecafa Club Cup in Rwanda. But Katumbi has slammed the level of punishment as harsh and disproportionate given the ban renders the duo unavailable for the foreseeable future.
Parliament to Tackle Elections, 2011 Budget during September Session

Congo News Agency - September 14, 2010

Congo Parliament - KinshasaUpcoming elections and the budget will be the main points on the agendas of the National Assembly and the Senate when they convene for the September session on Wednesday. MPs and Senators will elect the seven members of the new Independent National Electoral Commission. They will also vote on the government's 2011 budget plan.
Government Suspends Mining in Three Eastern Congo Provinces

Congo News Agency - September 12, 2010

ColtanPresident Joseph Kabila announced on Thursday night that he was suspending all mining operations around Walikale, North Kivu province, during a speech at a banquet in Goma attended by local authorities and representatives of the civil society. The Minister of Mining, Martin Kabwelulu, said in a press release on Saturday that the suspension will be extended to all mining operations in North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema provinces.
Mazembe, Esperance, Ahly in Champions League semis

BBC Sport - September 12, 2010

TP MazembeDefending champions TP Mazembe, six-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt and Tunisian giants Esperance are through to the semi-finals of the African Champions League. TP Mazembe beat Zimbabwe's Dynamos 2-1 in Lubumbashi on Sunday.
AFRICOM: North Dakota Unit Participates in Training Exercise in Congo

North Dakota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs - September 10, 2010

AFRICOM - North Dakota Unit Participates in Training Exercise in CongoThe North Dakota National Guard's 814th Area Support Medical Company, of Bismarck and Grand Forks, arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in MEDFLAG 10, a joint medical exercise focused on humanitarian assistance that will take place September 6-18, 2010.
TP Mazembe boss oozes confidence

BBC Sport - September 9, 2010

Moise KatumbiThey may have been less than convincing in this year's Champions League but TP Mazembe are still oozing confidence ahead of their latest match on Sunday. The DR Congo side take on Dynamos of Zimbabwe in Lubumbashi, needing a win to all but secure a semi-final place. The reigning African champions have won just two of the four matches they have played in Group A but club president Moise Katumbi remains upbeat.
Ban Ki-moon arrives in Rwanda to discuss upcoming report on DR Congo rights violations

UN News - September 7, 2010

Ban Ki-moon with Paul Kagame in Rwanda in 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Kigali, where he plans to meet with Rwandan leaders to discuss the soon-to-be-released United Nations report on serious human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1993 and 2003.
UN says peacekeepers 'failed' DR Congo rape victims

BBC News - September 7, 2010

Atul KhareUN peacekeepers have "failed" the victims of mass rape in eastern DR Congo, a senior UN official has said. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared.







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