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The United States Wants Nkunda To Surrender And Go Into Exile

Congo Planet - November 30, 2007

Jendayi FrazerThe United States government has asked renegade general Laurent Nkunda to go into exile and allow his troops to join the integration process into the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC).
Rice to Visit Africa for Talks on Great Lakes Region

VOA News - November 30, 2007

Condoleeza RiceU.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is headed to Africa next week to discuss regional peace and security.
Lawmakers Examine Budget Law Proposal

Congo Planet - November 30, 2007

Congo KinshasaThe parliament continues to examine the budget law proposal for fiscal year 2008 introduced by the government on Tuesday. Many lawmakers have voiced their concerns about the proposal with two key camps emerging from the debates.
Graft clouds DRC donor conference

BBC News - November 29, 2007

Joseph KabilaA major international donor conference for the Democratic Republic of Congo is being held in Paris. It is the first opportunity for the international community to pledge aid for the country since 2006 polls that confirmed Joseph Kabila as president.
Curfew imposed in Equateur to stem worsening insecurity

IRIN - November 28, 2007

Equateur Province MapAuthorities in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) province of Equateur have imposed a nighttime curfew in the area until further notice in a bid to curb insecurity, including murder and extortion by armed men.
Congo President Reduces Government, Reorganizes Ministers

VOA News - November 26, 2007

Joseph KabilaThe president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced changes in his government, naming 10 new ministers, while at the same time reducing the number of government positions. Kari Barber reports from Kinshasa those in opposition to the government say it needs more than a reorganization.
DR Congo Rebels Deny Demise of Leader

VOA News - November 26, 2007

General Nkunda in masisi - CongoIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Congress for the People's Defense rebel group has categorically denied that its leader, General Laurent Nkunda is dead. The rebels say the speculation is a calculated attempt by President Joseph Kabila's government to undermine the group's unity of purpose, which they say is to protect the Tutsi minority in the country. They also criticized the United Nations military force (MONUC) of backing government forces against the rebels.
Kabila reshuffles government

Congo News Agency - November 26, 2007

Congo Government MeetingPresident Joseph Kabila announced the names of ministers in the new Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga today. Most key ministers of the previous cabinet retained their positions.
Ten millionth tree planted in Congo's gorilla habitat

WWF - November 26, 2007

Congo gorilla in Virunga National ParkWWF and Congolese authorities are celebrating the ten millionth tree planted around Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a crucial habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla.
UN trains Congolese traffic police in Ituri

UN News - November 25, 2007

UN Peacekeepers in CongoAiming to reduce traffic accidents and foster respect for the rules of the road, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has completed training of nearly 50 police officers in Ituri province.







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