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African Leaders Discuss Nile River Dispute

VOA News - May 23, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Hosni MubarakEgypt's president has met with leaders of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo to discuss a dispute over the Nile River. This month, Kenya and four other African nations signed an agreement to re-examine how the river's waters are shared. Congo and Burundi have promised to sign within a year.
UN Security Council holds small arms flow to Central Africa under microscope

Xinhua - March 20, 2010

Kinshasa - gunsAs the most profitable market for arms smugglers, it comes as no surprise that Africa suffers the largest number of causalities from conflict, the United Nations chief of drugs and crime told the Security Council on Friday.
Global minerals, arms smuggling networks fuel DR Congo conflict - UN report

UN News - December 7, 2009

ColtanFDLR has a far-reaching international diaspora network involved in the day-to-day running of the movement, the coordination of military and arms trafficking activities and the management of financial activities. End buyers for cassiterite include the Malaysia Smelting Corporation and the Thailand Smelting and Refining Company, which is held by United Kingdom-based Amalgamated Metals Corporation.
Member States elect 31 countries to join UNESCO's governing body

UN News - October 14, 2009

UNESCOMember States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO today elected 31 countries to join the governing body of the Paris-based agency for the next four years.
Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

VOA News - October 9, 2009

Barack ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo recognized Mr. Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
U.S. diplomat to COMESA believes customs union to help Africa rebound in world economic crisis

Xinhua - June 6, 2009

Comesa mapA U.S. diplomatic representative to COMESA was confident about the upcoming establishment of COMESA customs union, saying it would help African nations, especially members of the bloc, revive in the global economic crisis.
Barack Hussein Obama Becomes 44th US President

VOA News - January 21, 2009

Barack and Michelle ObamaBarack Obama has become the 44th President of the United States, taking the oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before a crowd of more than one million people who had gathered in frigid temperatures to see the first African American become president.
Diplomatic Activity Builds to Halt Eastern Congo Clashes

VOA News - January 8, 2009

Olusegun ObasanjoDiplomatic activity aimed at ending the violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is intensifying. The United Nations mediator for eastern Congo, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, arrived Thursday in Kinshasa for talks with Congolese officials, while talks between the Congolese government and eastern rebels continued in Kenya.
Human Rights Watch Details Summary Executions in DRC

VOA News - December 12, 2008

Laurent NkundaU.S.-based Human Rights Watch has described in chilling detail an attack last month in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in which about 150 people were killed not far from a U.N. peacekeeping base. The human rights group says most of those killed in Kiwanja on November 4 and 5 were shot or hacked to death by ethnic Tutsi rebels after the rebels repulsed an attack by pro-government militia.
DR Congo peace talks start in Kenya

XINHUA - December 9, 2008

Nairobi - KenyaTalks aimed at restoring peace in the war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday with mediators calling on both sides to lay down their arms for the sake of stability in the Great Lakes Region. Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula urged the warring parties to put aside their differences and pursue the path of peace.







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