Submit this form
Home News Videos Music Photos Facebook Twitter Friends Newsletter Podcasts Mobile RSS
Regional Summit postponed

Previous article | Next

NAIROBI, 8 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - A summit of Africa's Great Lakes countries due in December has been postponed due to delays in the holding of general elections in Tanzania and a constitutional referendum in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the body organising the meeting said on Tuesday.

The summit organiser, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, chaired jointly by the UN and African Union, said: "It is expected that these events will contribute towards the overall success of the second summit."

The DRC and Tanzania are to take part in the meeting due to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

At their first summit in November 2004 in Tanzania, heads of state signed the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Peace Security, Democracy & Development on the Great Lakes Region. Since then, experts from participating countries have been trying to implement the declaration by creating various regional protocols and projects.

Heads of state are expected to approve the protocols and projects during their second summit also to be attended by Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.


Related articles


  1. ICC Case Against Bemba Wrapping Up as Another Opens (November 12, 2014)
  2. Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks (May 3, 2014)
  3. Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels (November 4, 2013)
  4. Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal (February 24, 2013)
  5. UN Security Council condemns 'any and all outside support' to M23 rebels (October 19, 2012)
  6. At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo (September 27, 2012)
  7. DR Congo, Rwanda Sign Pact to Fight Rebels in Eastern Congo (July 15, 2012)
  8. LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony target of viral campaign video (March 7, 2012)
  9. UN, AU vow to eradicate Ugandan rebel group LRA in 2012 (January 5, 2012)
  10. Observers Hail Successful DR Congo Elections (December 1, 2011)
  11. Obama Sends Troops to Help Fight the LRA (October 14, 2011)
  12. Jean-Pierre Bemba Could Be Kingmaker in DR Congo Presidential Election (September 30, 2011)
  13. UN envoy tells Security Council of improving security, remaining threats (June 9, 2011)
  14. Rights Groups: Strengthen Civilian Protection Before Elections (June 9, 2011)
  15. Opposition Party Ousts Leader Ahead of Elections (April 21, 2011)
  16. Great Lakes Regional Summit to Focus on Congo Resource Exploitation (December 15, 2010)
  17. US President Barack Obama outlines plan to defeat Ugandan LRA rebels (November 25, 2010)
  18. Bemba Supporters Say War Crimes Trial is Political (November 23, 2010)
  19. Jean-Pierre Bemba War Crimes Trial Begins Monday (November 21, 2010)
  20. ICC: Ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba to be reviewed (November 19, 2010)
  21. ICC Dismisses Jean-Pierre Bemba's Appeal on Admissibility of His Case (October 19, 2010)
  22. Four African nations crack down on LRA (October 16, 2010)
  23. LRA: UNHCR relocates 1,500 refugees from CAR to the DRC (August 24, 2010)
  24. Report: Uganda LRA rebels 'on massive forced recruitment drive' (August 12, 2010)
  25. ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba trial postponed (July 7, 2010)
  26. Congo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence (June 30, 2010)
  27. Report Says Uganda's Elusive LRA Rebel Almost Caught Last Year (June 24, 2010)
  28. The ICC signs enforcement agreements with Belgium, Denmark, and Finland (June 1, 2010)
  29. U.S. Official Sees Improvement in Africa's Great Lakes Region (May 26, 2010)
  30. Great Lakes regional body calls for free, fair elections in member states (May 23, 2010)


Live TV Congo Radio en ligne Radio


Make CongoPlanet.com Your Home Page | Contact Us | About Us | ╔dition en Franšais | French Edition

© 2018 CongoPlanet.com. All rights reserved.