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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.
Electoral Commission Sets Date for 2011 Presidential Election

ACP - August 9, 2010

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe first round of presidential and parliamentary elections in the DRC will be held on November 27, 2011. The head of the Independent Electoral Commission, Apolinaire Malu Malu, released the schedule on Monday during a press conference in Kinshasa.
Muzito Signs $42 million Loan Agreement with India for Kakobola Dam

ACP - August 5, 2010

BandunduPrime Minister Adolphe Muzito signed a $42 million loan agreement with India on Thursday for the construction of the Kakobola dam in Bandundu Province. The Indian ambassador to the DRC, Devendra Srivastava, hailed the excellent state of relations between Congo and India, as demonstrated with the funding for the Kakobola dam and two other projects worth $33.5 million to build water supplies to rural areas.
Congo Army Killed Ugandan Rebels Commander in North Kivu - Government

Le Potentiel - August 4, 2010

Lambert MendeThe commander in chief of the Ugandan rebel ADF/NALU, colonel Katodo, was killed by the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) during operation Ruwenzori in North Kivu Province, Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Tuesday at a press conference in Kinshasa.
Congo Catholic Bishops Praise U.S. Law on 'Conflict Minerals'

Forum des As - August 3, 2010

Congo Catholic BishopsThe head of the National Conference of Bishops (CENCO), Bishop Nicolas Djomo, said during a press conference in Kinshasa on Monday that the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is determined to campaign for the recently enacted U.S. law on ‘conflict minerals’, so that it is applied in the DRC.
Defending champions TP Mazembe draw at home to Setif

BBC Sport - August 1, 2010

TP MazembeChampions TP Mazembe have been held to a draw at home by visiting Entente Setif of Algeria. Mbenza Bedi put the Congolese ahead 15 minutes into the first half only for veteran striker Nabil Hemani to score either side of half-time for Setif.
Opposition, NGOs Vow to Join Forces to Fight 'Erosion of Democracy'

Radio Okapi - July 31, 2010

Clement KankuDuring a meeting held on Friday in Kinshasa, members of the political opposition and human rights NGOs vowed to join forces to fight what they called the erosion of democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two sides stressed the need to fight together to head off the clamp down on freedom of expression and freedom of the press they are facing these days under the current authorities.







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