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Deforestation Slows in Congo Basin

VOA News - July 22, 2013

Congo rainforestTree loss in the Congo Basin rainforest is slowing down, according to a new study published Monday. The Congo Basin rainforest is the world's second largest, after the Amazon, and scientists say the study is good news for the global environment.
M23 Rebels in Disarray in Eastern Congo, Says Government Spokesman

Radio Okapi - July 19, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaLambert Mende said that the M23 rebels supported by Rwanda were in disarray in North Kivu province. He warned, however, that “winning a battle does not mean winning the war” and called on the military to continue to fight to win the war.
120 M23 Rebels Killed in East, Government Says

VOA News - July 15, 2013

FARDC soldier in KivuThe Democratic Republic of Congo says its forces have killed 120 rebels and captured another dozen in fighting in North Kivu province. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Monday that about 10 army soldiers have died in the fighting north of Goma, the provincial capital.
DR Congo Eases Process for Starting a New Business

L'Avenir - June 3, 2013

Matata Ponyo meets with FEC president Albert Yuma on 8/3/2012Prime Minister Matata Ponyo has inaugurated the new one-stop agency for entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. The head of the new agency said that its offices across the country will streamline the process of creating a new business, which used to take months, to a maximum of 3 business days.
Orlando Pirates progress at Mazembe's expense

Cafonline.com - May 5, 2013

TP Mazembe vs Orlando Pirates on 5.5.2013South African champions Orlando Pirates have advanced to the group stage of the Orange CAF Champions League for the first time since 2006. The Buccaneers, winners of the premier continental club championship in 1995 achieved the feat at the expense of TP Mazembe of DR Congo.
TP Mazembe aim to conquer Africa with a new-look team

Kennedy Gondwe/BBC Sport - April 15, 2013

TP MazembeDR Congo giants TP Mazembe look like a team that will yet again pose a threat in this year's African Champions League. The four-time African club champions have recruited one Ugandan, a Zambian, five Ghanaian and three Malian players as they aim to conquer the continent again this year.
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.







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