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DR Congo Honors Nelson Mandela, Hero and Model for Humanity

Radio Okapi - December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela mediating peace talks between Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent-Désiré Kabila on Mai 4, 1997DR Congo’s government has decreed three days of national mourning beginning Friday to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, who died on Thursday in Johannesburg.
Pascal Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese Music Pioneer, Is Dead at 73

Radio Okapi - December 2, 2013

Tabu Ley RochereauCongolese music giant Pascal Tabu Ley died on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium. He had been in a coma in a hospital for several days. Considered one of the greatest Congolese musicians of all time, he pioneered the musical genre known Congolese rumba.
The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense

Congo News Agency - November 28, 2012

Presidents Joseph Kabila, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame in Kampala, UgangaThe M23 rebels say they want to “liberate” DR Congo. They say they will take their fight thousands of miles westward to the capital Kinshasa if necessary. The M23 want to overthrow Kabila? Nonsense. It could be argued that Rwanda and Uganda have never had, and will likely never have, a better friend in power in Kinshasa than Mr. Kabila.
DR Congo's Government Resigns

ACP - March 6, 2012

Adolphe MuzitoPrime Minister Adolphe Muzito tendered his resignation to President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday. The procedural move will allow President Kabila to form a new government following the Nov. 28 presidential and parliamentary elections, Mr. Muzito told reporters after the meeting.
32 Million Congolese Voters Set to Elect Their Leaders

Congo News Agency - November 27, 2011

Joseph Kabila supporters during a camgaign stop in Mbuji Mayi, Kasai-Oriental ProvinceMore than 32 million Congolese voters are set to go to the polls on Monday to elect their president and national Members of Parliament for the next 5 years. After a campaign charged with claims and counterclaims, it’s time for the voices of the Congolese people to be heard.
Tshisekedi's New Tactics Bring Back Old Memories

Congo News Agency - November 12, 2011

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi's calls to violence, made three weeks before presidential and parliamentary elections set to take place on Nov. 28, have surprised many Congolese who have admired him for his non-violent fight for democracy for nearly three decades. They have also brought back memories of sometimes unpredictable behavior by the veteran opposition leader.
Etienne Tshisekedi Rallies Supporters in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - April 24, 2011

Etienne TshisekediAt least 50,000 people attended veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi first big rally in Kinshasa on Sunday, ahead of the presidential election due later this year. Many more supporters were refused entry to the packed Stade Tata Raphael.
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.
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.
US Deeply Concerned by Death of Floribert Chebeya

US Department of State - June 4, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaThe United States is deeply concerned by the apparent assassination of noted Congolese human rights leader Floribert Chebeya Bahizire in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Chebeya, the founder of “Voix des Sans Voix” (Voice of the Voiceless), was a human rights advocate since the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko. He won the Reebok Human Rights Award in 1993.



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