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Etienne Tshisekedi to Run for President in 2011

ACP - August 19, 2010

Etienne Tshisekedi wa MulumbaEtienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, national president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, announced on Wednesday his candidacy for president in next year’s elections. "Now that I am healthy again, I want to reorganize my party and put it into battle mode. So that, tomorrow, it may be able to run the country,” he said during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium.
UN: Risks Increasing For Humanitarian Aid Workers

VOA News - August 19, 2010

Antonio GuterresIn observing this year's World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations aims to raise public awareness of the risks run by the men and women who provide aid to victims of conflict and natural disasters around the world. The day also honors humanitarian workers who have lost their lives or been injured while on the job.
Ban Ki-moon deplores deadly attack against blue helmets in North Kivu

UN News - August 18, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the overnight ambush of a United Nations peacekeeping base in the troubled far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo which has claimed the lives of three Indian blue helmets.
SADC Summit to Discuss Zimbabwe's Political Progress

VOA News - August 16, 2010

Morgan TsvangiraiThe Southern African Development Community is expected to discuss the political progress in Zimbabwe during its annual two-day summit beginning Monday. Regional heads of states are taking part in the meeting in the Namibian capital, Windhoek.
African Champs League wins for TP Mazembe and Dynamos

BBC Sport - August 15, 2010

TP MazembeZimbabwe's Dynamos have earned their first win of the group phase of the African Champions League whilst holders TP Mazembe have gone top of Group A. Dynamos beat Entente Setif 1-0 in Harare whilst Mazembe came from behind to beat Esperance in DR Congo.
IEC: Elections to Cost $712 million

Congo News Agency - August 14, 2010

Apolinaire MalumaluThe Independent Electoral Commission says $712 million will be needed to organize presidential, parliamentary, and local elections until 2013. IEC chair Apolinaire Malu Malu says that the government will fund 60% of the cost.
Malu Malu Challenges Opponents of Elections Timetable

Congo News Agency - August 12, 2010

Apolinaire Malu MaluReacting to the mounting opposition against the timetable released by the Independent Electoral Commission on Monday, the head of the IEC said on Wednesday that all those opposed to the timetable can seek recourse before the Supreme Court. “Every citizen is free to petition the Supreme Court if they think that the law has been violated. The IEC will comply with the decision of the Court if it decides otherwise,” Malu Malu said.
Report: Uganda LRA rebels 'on massive forced recruitment drive'

BBC News - August 12, 2010

LRA operational region in Uganda, DR Congo, Central African Republic and SudanUganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has been accused of going on a massive forced recruitment campaign in remote areas of central Africa. Human Rights Watch said the group had brutally abducted at least 697 adults and children over the past 18 months.
NBA Players Inspire African Youths to Strive for Basketball Dreams

VOA News - August 11, 2010

Dikembe Mutombo - NBA Basketball Without BordersDikembe Mutombo, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, played pro basketball in the United States for nearly 20 years, after a stellar college career at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He says giving other Africans an opportunity is one of the most important reasons he is involved in Basketball Without Borders.
Opposition, Civil Society Reject Elections Timetable

Le Potentiel - August 11, 2010

Apolinaire MalumaluReactions are beginning to pour in after the Independent Electoral Commission released on Monday a timetable for all upcoming elections in the DRC until 2013. The IEC released its schedule even though President Joseph Kabila signed a law last month creating a new body to oversee the electoral process in the DRC, the Independent National Electoral Commission, which will replace the IEC once its members are elected.



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