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Eastern DR Congo still faces security, humanitarian challenges - Ban Ki-moon

UN News - July 8, 2009

Ban Ki-moonThe security and humanitarian situation in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to crumble, despite the recent signing of a peace pact between the Government and a key militia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in a new report.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Allowed to Attend Mass for His Father in Brussels

Congo News Agency - July 7, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaFormer Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been allowed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to go to Brussels to attend a funeral mass for his father, Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona, who died last Wednesday.
Congo Government Accuses Human Rights Watch of Hidden Agenda

Congo News Agency - July 5, 2009

Lambert Mende OmalangaGovernment spokesman Lambert Mende said that the NGO seems to have found an “easy target” in the Congolese Government. He questioned its “tendency to shoot on ambulances”. He added that it’s “easy for Human Rights Watch to attack a country like ours”. And that, “Human Rights Watch should be applauded for its courage to always shoot at the weak”.

Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona Dies at 67

Congo News Agency - July 3, 2009

Bemba SaolonaSenator Jeannot Bemba Saolona died on Wednesday night at the Saint-Jean hospital in Brussels. He was one of the most well-known Congolese businessmen and the father of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.
DR Congo Celebrates Independence Day

Congo News Agency - June 30, 2009

Joseph Kabila  GomaPresident Joseph Kabila called for a “moral and patriotic revival” to tackle the different challenges facing the country. He thanked the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) for their continued efforts to rid the country of all militias and armed groups. He urged all Congolese to support them. He said that the Government will intensify its efforts to achieve peace in all corners of the country and stop all sorts of violence against civilians, especially women.
Fans in Kinshasa Reflect on Michael Jackson

VOA News - June 28, 2009

Michael JacksonFans of pop star Michael Jackson are still mourning his sudden death last week in California. His admirers in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo reflect on him.
Pop Star Michael Jackson Dies After Cardiac Arrest

VOA News - June 25, 2009

Michael JacksonInternational pop star Michael Jackson has died after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles County, California.
First Provincial Governors' Conference Opens In Kisangani

Congo News Agency - June 23, 2009

Governors Moise Katumbi, Louis Muderwa, Andre KimbutaPresident Joseph Kabila opened the first conference of provincial governors on Wednesday in Kisangani. The conference will last two days and deal with issues related to good governance, security, justice, and the economy.

Record number of former Hutu rebels leaves DR Congo - UN mission

UN News - June 19, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesA record number of former Hutu rebels left the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for their home in Rwanda this week, the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the DRC reported today.
U.S. President Barack Obama thanks journalists for courageous reporting in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and the Congo

Barack Obama - June 19, 2009

Barack ObamaOften at great risk, and sometimes with great sacrifice, they do it because the rest of us need to hear the stories that they tell.  In recent years, we've seen the same courageous reporting in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and the Congo, and in every dangerous corner of the world.  And everywhere there's a story that needs to be told.



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