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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.
Obama Tells Kagame to Stop Support for M23 Rebels in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - December 19, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama on the phone in the White House Oval Office in 2010U.S. President Barack Obama told Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday to stop all support for the M23 rebels wreaking havoc in eastern Congo. During a phone call, Mr. Obama warned Mr. Kagame that “any support to the rebel group M23 is inconsistent with Rwanda’s desire for stability and peace.”
International Criminal Court Acquits Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

International Criminal Court - December 18, 2012

Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui at the International Criminal Court on 18 December 2012The International Criminal Court acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The decision was taken unanimously by the Chamber composed of Presiding Judge Bruno Cotte, Judge Fatoumata Dembele Diarra and Christine Van Den Wyngaert. Judge Van Den Wyngaert filed a concurring opinion.
U.S. Sanctions M23 Rebel Leaders

U.S. Department of the Treasury - December 18, 2012

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012Baudoin Ngaruye and Innocent Kaina are being designated for their involvement in the recruitment and use of child soldiers in the conflict in the DRC and for being leaders of a group that is impeding the disarmament, repatriation, or resettlement of combatants.
UN Security Council Condemns Latest M23 Attacks, Extends Sanctions on Rebels

UN News Centre - November 28, 2012

MONUSCO peacekeepers evacuate children following the capture of Goma in the DR Congo by M23The Security Council extended the arms embargo and other sanctions imposed against armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while expressing its intention to consider additional targeted sanctions against the leadership of the M23, the rebel fighters that recently occupied the eastern provincial capital of Goma.







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