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UN Security Council approves intervention force to target armed groups in DR Congo

UN News Centre - March 28, 2013

UN Security Council votes to authorize the deployment of an intervention force to target armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/JC McIlwaineThe Security Council today authorized the deployment of an intervention brigade within the current United Nations peacekeeping operation in DR Congo. The intervention brigade will carry out targeted offensive operations, with or without the Congolese national army, against armed groups that threaten peace in the eastern part of DRC.
Rebel Leader Bosco Ntaganda Makes First Appearence Before the ICC

VOA News - March 26, 2013

Bosco Ntaganda during his initial appearance before the International Criminal Court on 26 March 2013After years of fleeing justice, Bosco Ntaganda finally appeared before the ICC to start a lengthy process to decide whether to press war crime charges against him. Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Bosco Ntaganda in the International Criminal Court's custody

International Criminal Court - March 22, 2013

Bosco NtagandaBosco Ntaganda, against whom the International Criminal Court has issued two arrest warrants, surrendered himself voluntarily and is now in the ICC’s custody. Bosco Ntaganda is currently escorted by an ICC delegation that has left Kigali heading to the ICC detention centre in The Hague.
Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Turns Himself In at US Embassy in Rwanda

Congo News Agency - March 18, 2013

Bosco NtagandaThe US said on Monday that warlord Bosco Ntaganda has turned himself in at its embassy in Kigali and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, where he is wanted on seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity.
Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal

VOA News - February 24, 2013

SADC, ICGLR leaders sign DR Congo peace deal in Addis AbabaEleven African countries have signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 11 signing countries are from the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region will likely lead to deploying an intervention brigade in the DRC.
DR Congo wants to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

BBC Sport - February 15, 2013

DR Congo fans at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South AfricaThe Democratic Republic of Congo has announced its intention to bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019. Despite having twice won the trophy, the vast country has never staged the continent's greatest sporting event. Nigeria said it would bid for the tournament last September, while Liberia, Kenya, Zambia and Algeria have also indicated a keenness.
DR Congo Out of Africa Cup of Nations After Draw With Mali

Fifa.com - January 28, 2013

DR Congo against Mali at Africa Cup of NationsKnowing nothing short of a win today would see them through to the knockout stages, DR Congo came flying out of the traps and took the lead through Dieumerci Mbokani's penalty. But Samassa equalised in the 13th minute and while both sides had chances to win the match, they had to settle for a draw as Mali sealed their passage from Group B alongside Ghana.
DR Congo Draw Against Niger at Africa Cup of Nations

Congo News Agency - January 24, 2013

DR Congo's Leopards against Niger's Mena at the Africa Cup of NationsDR Congo will have to win their last Group B match against Mali on Monday to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Africa cup of nations. The Leopards were held to a goalless draw by Niger on Thursday in a game of missed opportunities.
DR Congo Come Back to Draw 2-2 With Ghana at Africa Cup of Nations

Congo News Agency - January 20, 2013

DR Congo's Leopards against Ghana's Black Stars on Sunday at the 2013 Africa Cup of NationsDR Congo and Ghana put on a thrilling show on Sunday in their Group B opening match at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The Leopards came from behind to draw 2-2 with the top-seeded Black Stars at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elisabeth.
Africa Cup of Nations 2013: DR Congo unified under Le Roy

BBC Sport - January 16, 2013

DR Congo national football team, the LeopardsThe Democratic Republic of Congo might finally be able to recapture their former glories thanks to the unifying influence of their French coach Claude Le Roy. Recent success has been in short supply, with their best showing at the Nations Cup in recent years being a third-place finish in 1998.







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