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DR Congo Leopards win first African Nations Championship (CHAN)

AFP/FIFA - March 8, 2009

Leopards win CHAN Democratic Republic of Congo shocked Ghana 2-0 to win the maiden African Nations Championship final. Dioko Kaluyituka put the Leopards ahead one minute into the second half at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in the Ivory Coast economic capital and Mbenza Bedi added a second on 76 minutes. It was the first triumph for DR Congo in an African Football Confederation (CAF) national team competition since defeating Zambia 2-0 in a replay of the 1974 Nations Cup final in Cairo.
DR Congo lift CHAN trophy

BBC News - March 8, 2009

DR Congo football team wins first CHAN African ChampionshipThe DR Congo beat Ghana 2-0 to win the inaugural African Nations Championship in Abidjan on Sunday. The final - a repeat of last Sunday's group B encounter - was settled by second half goals from Dioko Kaluyituka and Bedi Mbenza.
Ghana and DRC in to CHAN final

BBC News - March 5, 2009

Léopards - CongoDR Congo and Ghana will meet in Abidjan in Sunday's final of the first-ever African Nations Championship. Ghana were the first team into the final after beating Senegal on penalties in the Ivorian city of Bouake, while in Abidjan DR Congo beat Zambia 2-1.
Rwanda troops withdraw from Congo

BBC News - February 25, 2009

Congo - Rwanda borderThousands of Rwandan troops have started to leave Democratic Republic of Congo five weeks after they crossed the border to attack Hutu rebels. A ceremony has been held in the main eastern Congolese city of Goma, to mark their withdrawal.
SADC standby forces ready to intervene in DR Congo, Madagascar

XINHUA - February 23, 2009

SADCThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Brigade is ready to intervene in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and Madagascar in order to restore peace and stability in the two countries, Angola's official news agency ANGOP reported on Monday.
Signs of Progress Reported in Congo Peace Negotiations

VOA News - February 23, 2009

NairobiNegotiators between the Congolese government and a rebel group in the country's east have reached a preliminary agreement, after talks in the eastern town of Goma. Neither side has released details of the discussion, which would only set the stage for future peace negotiations.
DR Congo says foreign troops to pull back

XINHUA - February 22, 2009

Congo-Kinshasa - Goma - SakeRwanda, Uganda and southern Sudan will withdraw their troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) next week after joint operations against insurgency in the war-torn central African country, the government announced here on Saturday.
Negotiations between Kinshasa and CNDP Rebels to End Friday

VOA News - February 20, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesOngoing negotiations between the Congolese government and the political wing of the rebel National Congress for People's Defense (CNDP) ends today (Friday) in the restive North Kivu province of Goma. This follows a recent peace deal to end the long time hostilities between the national army and the rebels which has left scores dead and a sharp increase in the internally displaced persons.
DRC Refugees Continue to Cross Sudan South Border

VOA News - February 17, 2009

MONUC - CongoA growing number of Congolese refugees are crossing the border into south Sudan, trying to escape attacks on their towns and villages by members of the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army.
End of Ebola outbreak

WHO - February 17, 2009

IturiThe Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has on 16 February 2009 declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in the Mweka and Luebo health zones in the Province of Kasai Occidental . The last person to be infected by the virus died on 1 January 2009. This is more than double the maximum incubation period (42 days) for Ebola.



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