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Congo's President Meets New Government

VOA News - February 17, 2007

Antoine GizengaDemocratic Republic of Congo's new government has presented itself to President Joseph Kabila, over two months after he was sworn into office.
New DRC government announced

MONUC - February 7, 2007

Antoine GizengaThe new DRC government was finally announced by presidential decree on Congolese state television on Monday night February 5 2007, thus ending weeks of speculation as to its composition.
Congo Opposition Calls for Day of Mourning

VOA News - February 5, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaOpposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for a national day of mourning to protest violent clashes last week. Many protesters demonstrating against election-fraud allegations were killed when security forces fired on rioting crowds in several villages.
At Least 35 Dead in Clashes

VOA News - February 1, 2007

Matadi - Congo mapAt least 35 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters protesting against the results of governorship polls in Congo's western-most province. The violence appeared to be the worst since President Joseph Kabila won last year's presidential election.
Congo: mining, conflict and complicity

Bretton Woods Project - February 1, 2007

Congo - GecaminesA confidential World Bank memo dated September 2005 and leaked to the Financial Times in November 2006 finds that three of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) biggest mining contracts over which the World Bank had oversight were approved with "a complete lack of transparency".
Ban Ki-moon says security key to solving humanitarian issues

IRIN - January 29, 2007

Ban Ki-moon in Congo DRCWar-related humanitarian problems in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can only be solved in an atmosphere of lasting peace and stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a two-day visit to the country.
Ban Ki-moon pledges continued UN support to consolidate peace

UN News Centre - January 28, 2007

Ban Ki-moon and Congo's president Joseph KabilaThe United Nations will stand by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it consolidates peace, but ultimately future stability lies in the hands of the Congolese people, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told parliamentarians in the capital, Kinshasa.
Surprise visit of President Kabila to Bukavu on January 25

MONUC - January 26, 2007

Joseph Kabila in Bukavu - CongoPresident Joseph Kabila made a surprise visit to Bukavu in South Kivu province on January 25 2007, accompanied by a team of advisers. During the visit, the President also went to the territory of Walungu, close to the exactions of the Hutu Rwandese combatants.
The AMP of President Kabila takes the majority of seats in the Senate

Monuc - January 22, 2007

Congo DRC senatorial electionsAccording to the results published by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on January 20 2007, the Alliance for the Presidential Majority (AMP) of president Joseph Kabila have achieved an absolute majority with 58 senate seats out of a total of 108. In contrast, the Union for the Nation (UpN) of Jean Pierre Bemba won a total of 21 seats.
Kabila Rival Wins DRC Senate Seat

VOA News - January 19, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaThe losing candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo's historic October presidential runoff election has won a seat in the country's new senate. Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader who became vice president during a three-year transitional period, has vowed to use his seat in the senate to lead the political opposition.  Joe Bavier has more for VOA from Kinshasa.







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