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Industry Representatives Discuss Conflict Minerals at the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State - May 14, 2010

ColtanRepresentatives from the consumer electronics, automotive, jewelry and manufacturing industries met today with U.S. officials at the Department of State. The group discussed steps that can be taken to ensure that their supply chains do not contain conflict minerals that have fueled the ongoing conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Mazembe banking heavily on Mputu for success

Cafonline.com - May 13, 2010

Tresor Mbutu MabiMputu, named Best player on the continent at the last Glo-CAF Awards last March, has been linked to several clubs abroad after achieving almost all there is with the Lubumbabshi-based club. Mazembe have been drawn in Group A for the group phase of the premier continental club championship against former winners’ Entente Setif (Algeria) and Esperance (Tunisia) and Zimbabwean side Dynamos.
Security Council members depart for two-day visit to DR Congo

UN News - May 13, 2010

Un Security CouncilDuring the two-day visit, which was postponed from earlier this year due to the disruptions to air travel caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption, the Council will hold talks with President Joseph Kabila and his key ministers.
TP Mazembe reach Champions League group phase

BBC Sport - May 9, 2010

Tout-Puissant MazembeTP Mazembe's star striker Tresor Mputu Mabi scored twice and Kaluyituka Dioko got the third as the reigning African Champions eased to a 3-0 victory over Djoliba of Mali in Kinshasa. The DR Congo club move a step closer to defending their title with a 4-0 aggregate win.
Leader of Enyele Rebels Arrested in Equateur

Congo News Agency - May 5, 2010

Congolese refugeesThe leader of the Enyele rebels who led a surprise attack on Mbandaka in April has been arrested. Mr. Udjani was handed over to the police on Wednesday by residents of his stronghold of Dongo, where he had returned to look for new recruits.
Uganda opens refinery for Congo gold

BBC News - May 5, 2010

Congo goldThe first gold refinery in Uganda has opened in the capital, Kampala. The plant will refine gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries in the region, including Uganda which discovered gold last year.
54 FDLR Rebels Relocated from North Kivu to Katanga

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2010

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesOn Sunday, the Ecumenical Program for Peace, Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (PAREC) convinced 54 rebels of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and fifty of their dependents to disarm.
UN chief warns against early withdrawal from DR Congo

BBC News - April 30, 2010

MONUCThe UN's top humanitarian official has warned against a premature withdrawal of the organisation's military force from the Democratic Republic of Congo. But speaking on a visit to the volatile east of the country, John Holmes said any exit strategy should be considered carefully.
Pope urges end to war, education of youth in Congo

Catholic News Agency - April 29, 2010

Pope Benedict XVIReferring to the "particularly difficult and tragic moments" in the country's recent history, the Holy Father stated that in the Congo the Catholic Church, "herself wounded in many of her members and structures," has the desire to contribute to the process of interior healing and fraternity.
Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito Faces Skeptical MPs

Radio Okapi - April 28, 2010

Congo Parliament - KinshasaWhile acknowledging that pockets of insecurity still remain, Adolphe Muzito said that the country’s security situation was generally good. He also said that improving relations with neighboring countries has played a key role in returning peace to the country.



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