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Signing of Nairobi pact paves the way for peace in the Great Lakes region

Monuc - December 18, 2006

Signing of stability pact between the country of the Great Lakes - Joseph Kabila - Congo DRCWith the signing of the Nairobi pact on Friday December 15 2006 by DRC, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, it paves the way for security, stability and development in the region, after years of conflict.
At UN meeting, 11 African countries from Great Lakes region sign new stability pact

UN News Service - December 16, 2006

Congo - Great Lakes ConferenceCulminating a two-day summit meeting at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, African leaders from eleven countries today signed a Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes region which Secretary-General Kofi Annan has praised for its potential to consolidate peace in a region that has seen some of the world’s deadliest conflicts.
DRC's Kabila Faces Unruly, Corrupt Mining Sector

VOA News - December 15, 2006

Joseph Kabila inaugurationAs the Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila begins his first democratically elected presidential term, he faces the challenge of radical reform in the mining sector, which has been marked by decades of corruption and mismanagement.
Leaders meet over peace, development and humanitarian crises

IRIN - December 14, 2006

Joseph Kabila meet with other Great Lakes region head of states in Nairobi, KenyaThe humanitarian crises precipitated by numerous civil wars in Africa's Great Lakes region can best be mitigated by consolidating peace and political stability to promote development, leaders at a summit in Nairobi said on Thursday."We need to consolidate the delicate equation of peace and security, and begin to direct our energies towards reconstruction and development," Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, the incoming Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, said.
Jean-Pierre Bemba to run for Kinshasa senate seat

Congo Planet - December 12, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaJean-Pierre Bemba has submitted papers in a bid to run for a senate seat for the city of Kinshasa.
DRC elections raise peace hopes for region

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo - Great Lakes ConferenceAn international conference aimed at enhancing peace, security and development in Africa's Great Lakes Region is under way in Nairobi, with delegates expressing optimism that the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo heralded an era of stability in the volatile region.
After four-year process, region is closer to peace

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,TanzaniaWhen preparations for the international conference on peace, security, democracy and development in the Great Lakes region began in 2003, United Nations and African Union (AU) officials were at pains to explain that this was a process, not just a meeting, that would take years to achieve. Four years later, the last of two state summits in this process is scheduled for 14-15 December in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.
Annan, Security Council Urge Congolese to Work Together And Welcome New President

UN News - December 7, 2006

Kofi AnnanUnited Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today stressed the need for all Congolese to work together as he congratulated Joseph Kabila on his inauguration as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the recent elections, the first democratic polls in the strife-torn country in more than 40 years.
Video: Joseph Kabila inauguration ceremony on 12.6.2006

Monuc - December 7, 2006

Joseph and Olive Kabila at the presidential inauguration on 12.6.2006Joseph Kabila inauguration ceremony on 12.6.2006.
Kabila Sworn In as DRC's Elected President

VOA News - December 6, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeThirty-five-year-old Joseph Kabila has been sworn-in as the newly elected post-war president in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wearing a dark suit and raising his right hand, Mr. Kabila said he would only be guided by general interest and act as a faithful servant of the people. The ceremony was held under tight security in Kinshasa.

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