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Opposition Supporters Step Up Attacks on Congolese Officials Abroad

Radio Okapi - February 28, 2012

Moise Katumbi ChapweCongolese opposition supporters calling themselves “fighters” have intensified attacks against Congolese officials travelling abroad. Katanga Province Governor Moise Katumbi is the latest in a string of officials who have come under attack from the so-called “Patriots-Combatants”.
EU, DR Congo Sign Elections Funding Agreement

Radio Okapi - June 25, 2011

Elections officials counting votesThe Congolese Minister of Finance, Matata Ponyo, and the Representative of the European Union in the DRC, Ambassador Richard Zink, signed an agreement on elections funding on Friday in Kinshasa, with the EU saying it will provide 47,5 million euros for the upcoming elections.
Congo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence

Congo News Agency - June 30, 2010

Joseph KabilaAn impressive parade of the Congolese Armed Forces, the national police and civilians took place on Wednesday in Kinshasa, on the new Triumphal Boulevard, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s accession to national and internationally sovereignty.
UN chief arrives in DR Congo to attend events marking independence anniversary

UN News - June 29, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to take part in a gala dinner tonight in the capital, Kinshasa, which is being hosted by Joseph Kabila, the President of the DRC. He will also hold a bilateral meeting with Mr. Kabila and other heads of State during his visit.
Belgian King Arrives in Kinshasa for Congo's Independence Celebrations

ACP - June 28, 2010

King Albert II and Joseph KabilaKing Albert II arrived in Kinshasa on Monday to take part in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence from Belgium.
Lumumba's Family Seeks Justice in Former Congo Prime Minister's Killing

ACP - June 22, 2010

Patrice LumumbaAccording to Christophe Marchand, a lawyer for Lumumba’s family, a criminal complaint will be filed against “twelve people”, all Belgians, who were “living at the time” in Katanga, where the hero of Congo’s independence from Belgium was killed on Jan. 17, 1961, shortly after his transfer from Leopoldville (now Kinshasa), in circumstances that still remain unclear.
The ICC signs enforcement agreements with Belgium, Denmark, and Finland

ICC - June 1, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba“Having sufficient options in place to ensure the enforcement of judicially ordered sentences is an important element in the overall credibility of the judicial process at the ICC”, stated ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, during the signing ceremony.
DR Congo declares European commissioner persona non grata

Xinhua - January 9, 2010

Karel De GuchtThe foreign minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has stopped the granting of a Kinshasa visa to the European commissioner for development, the Belgian Karel De Gucht, in reaction to his recent comments considered by Kinshasa as malicious.
Brussels Airlines to form a new airline company in DR Congo

Xinhua - December 16, 2009

N'Djili AirportA Belgian air transport company, Brussels Airlines, will form a new aerial company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) called "Korongo", Sven Marinus, the general director of the company, declared on Tuesday during a press conference.
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.



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