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South Kivu Governor Resigns

Radio Okapi - April 20, 2010

Louis Léonce MuderhwaSouth Kivu province governor Louis Leonce Chirimwami Muderwa resigned on Monday after 17 months in office. Investigators from an ad hoc committee of the South Kivu Provincial Assembly had filed several grievances against the governor.
U.N. Security Council Cancels Congo Trip

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2010

Un Security CouncilThe United Nations Security Council cancelled a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday due to ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano that has caused air travel disruptions across Europe since Thursday.

ICRC confirms release of eight staff members in South Kivu

ICRC - April 16, 2010

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThe eight staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held since 9 April by an armed group operating in South Kivu province were released today in the Fizi area and handed over to ICRC personnel.
DR Congo bans export of concentrated mineral products from Katanga

Xinhua - April 12, 2010

Lubumbashi - MinesThe government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has banned exportation of concentrated mineral products from Katanga province, forcing the mining operators to build metallurgic factories to produce raw copper.
DR Congo army regains control of Mbandaka

Xinhua - April 4, 2010

FARDC soldier in KivuTthe national army of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has regained control of the northwestern city of Mbandaka, hours after Enyele insurgents claimed to have snatched it in a surprise attack, according to the military.
Enyele rebels enter major city in Equateur province

Xinhua - April 4, 2010

Equateur Province MapEnyele rebels entered the capital of Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) on Sunday, according to provincial government sources. The insurgents of the Enyele tribe entered the city of Mbandaka by force and took the local airport, the sources reported.
Mazembe, Esperance, Ahly advance in Champions League

BBC Sports - April 3, 2010

Tresor Mbutu MabiReigning African club champions TP Mazembe are through to the third round of the African Champions League after 2-0 home win over APR of Rwanda. TP Mazembe had gone into the match with a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Kigali a fortnight ago. But striker Tresor Mputu Mabi was on form, scoring both goals for the hosts who played the match in the country's capital Kinshasa.
Katanga Governor Says Not Running for 2011 Presidential Elections

Congo News Agency - March 30, 2010

Moise KatumbiKatanga Province governor Moise katumbi told reporters over the weekend he won’t run for presidential elections set to be held in 2011. He attributed rumors of his candidacy to those in the national and international media “looking for sensational stories to sell newspapers."
Congo, South Korea Hold Bilateral Summit to Boost Ties

Congo News Agency - March 29, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Lee Myung-bakLeaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Korea held a bilateral summit on Monday to boost ties between the two countries. President Joseph Kabila is on a four-day state visit to South Korea at the invitation of President Lee Myung-bak.
Behind Human Rights Watch Report on LRA, a Plea for MONUC to Remain in the Congo

Congo News Agency - March 29, 2010

MONUCThe release of this report just as the Security Council is set to respond to a request by Congolese authorities for the United Nations to withdraw its peacekeeping force in the DRC by June 2011 is no coincidence. In reading the report, one quickly realizes that behind the reported facts lies a plea for MONUC to remain in the DRC.







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