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Congolese activist wins 'alternative Nobel'

BBC News - October 13, 2009

Rene NgongoA Swedish award widely described as the "alternative Nobel prize" has gone to activists from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia and New Zealand. Rene Ngongo, of Greenpeace, was one of the recipients of the annual "Right Livelihood Award" for his efforts to protect the Congolese rain forest.
Heartland reach Champions League final

BBC News - October 13, 2009

Champions League - CAFNigeria's Heartland are through to the Champions League final after defeating their compatriots Kano Pillars 1-0. Heartland FC now await the outcome of the other semi-final between TP Mazembe Englebert and Al Hilal of Sudan.
Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

VOA News - October 9, 2009

Barack ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo recognized Mr. Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
Congolese "brutally deported" from Angola

IRIN - October 6, 2009

Bas-Congo province mapThousands of Congolese citizens are being deported from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under alarming circumstances, say humanitarian workers.
$215 Million Central Africa Backbone Program Will Bring Low Cost, High Speed Internet to the Region

World Bank - October 6, 2009

Banque MondialeToday the Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank Group has announced its endorsement of the $215 million, ten-year Central African Backbone Program (CAB Program). This program will support the countries of the Central African region in developing their high-speed telecommunications backbone infrastructure to increase the availability of high-speed Internet and reduce end-user prices.
TP Mazembe beat Al Hilal of Sudan 5-2 in CAF Champions League semi-final

Congo News Agency - October 5, 2009

CAF LogoTP Mazembe have positioned themselves as the favorites to reach the final of the CAF Champions League by beating Al Hilal of Sudan 5-2 in Omdurman on Sunday in the first leg of the semi-finals.

Heartland, Mazembe on course to reach African Champions League final

BBC News - October 4, 2009

Tout-Puissant MazembeDR Congo's TP Mazembe and Heartland of Nigeria look well on course to contest this year's African Champions League final after their respective thrashings of Al Hilal of Sudan and Nigeria's Kano Pillars in the semi-final first legs.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Contributes State of the Art Medical Equipment to Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital

William L. Collier/Dmf.org - October 1, 2009

Biamba Marie Mutombo HospitalFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., operator of the Tenke Fungurume mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), announced today it is funding approximately $1 million for the purchase of state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment for the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa, DRC.
Madagascar says to withdraw from SADC

Xinhua - September 30, 2009

SADCMadagascan Prime Minister Monja Roindefo said at a meeting in Antananarivo on Tuesday that his government would take a firm decision against the SADC member countries, following their action to ban High Transitional Authority (HTA) President Andry Rajoelina from delivering a speech at the United Nations.
Africa must have full Security Council representation - DR Congo tells UN Assembly

UN News - September 28, 2009

Alexis Thambwe Mwamba“The present UN system does not correspond in its current concept to the hopes of its founders and to the letter of the Charter that its creation was able to inspire,” DRC Foreign Minister Alexis Thambwe Nwamba said as the Assembly entered the fifth day of its annual General Debate.







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