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Ban Ki-moon inaugurates new phase of UN mission in DR Congo

UN News - July 1, 2010

Ban Ki-moonFrom today, the UN mission will be known as the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and will stay in the DRC only until 30 June next year. Last month, the Security Council passed a resolution authorizing the withdrawal of up to 2,000 UN military personnel – from an existing strength of 19,815 – by today from areas where security has improved enough to allow their removal.
IMF, World Bank Grant $12.3 Billion Debt Relief for DR Congo

International Monetary Fund - July 1, 2010

IMF - CongoThe IMF and the World Bank decided June 30 and July 1, respectively, to grant debt relief worth $12.3 billion for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The decision of the IMF and World Bank Executive Boards will generate total debt service savings of $12.3 billion.
The United States seeks a new era of partnership with the DRC - Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - June 30, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Hillary Clinton in Goma - CongoOn behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the occasion of your fiftieth anniversary of independence this June 30.
Congo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence

Congo News Agency - June 30, 2010

Joseph KabilaAn impressive parade of the Congolese Armed Forces, the national police and civilians took place on Wednesday in Kinshasa, on the new Triumphal Boulevard, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s accession to national and internationally sovereignty.
UN chief arrives in DR Congo to attend events marking independence anniversary

UN News - June 29, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to take part in a gala dinner tonight in the capital, Kinshasa, which is being hosted by Joseph Kabila, the President of the DRC. He will also hold a bilateral meeting with Mr. Kabila and other heads of State during his visit.
Belgian King Arrives in Kinshasa for Congo's Independence Celebrations

ACP - June 28, 2010

King Albert II and Joseph KabilaKing Albert II arrived in Kinshasa on Monday to take part in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence from Belgium.
Report Says Uganda's Elusive LRA Rebel Almost Caught Last Year

VOA News - June 24, 2010

Joseph KonyA new report by the Washington-based, anti-genocide Enough Project says the elusive leader of the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army was nearly caught last year by the Ugandan army in a remote area of the Central African Republic. But the group says limited assistance from the international community and lack of support from regional governments are hampering the Ugandan army's ability to deal a knock-out blow to the terrorist organization.
Tullow Oil loses Congolese permit on Lake Albert

BBC News - June 24, 2010

Lake AlbertThe Congolese government has given an oil permit claimed by Tullow Oil to a rival consortium. The oil ministry says the permit is invalid as president Kabila did not approve it. The government has given the permit to a rival consortium that includes South Africa's state oil company PetroSa.
Lumumba's Family Seeks Justice in Former Congo Prime Minister's Killing

ACP - June 22, 2010

Patrice LumumbaAccording to Christophe Marchand, a lawyer for Lumumba’s family, a criminal complaint will be filed against “twelve people”, all Belgians, who were “living at the time” in Katanga, where the hero of Congo’s independence from Belgium was killed on Jan. 17, 1961, shortly after his transfer from Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), in circumstances that still remain unclear.
Top UN envoy bids farewell to first batch of blue helmets leaving DR Congo

UN News - June 16, 2010

Alan DossThe Security Council last month agreed to transform the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUC) into a stabilization mission in the coming weeks, authorizing the withdrawal of up to 2,000 UN military personnel – from an existing strength of 19,815 – by 30 June from areas where security has improved enough to allow their removal.







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