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Hundreds Protest Arrest of Jean-Pierre Bemba in DRC

VOA News - May 27, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaAbout 1,000 people have marched in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, to protest the arrest of former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba on war crimes charges. The demonstrators Tuesday blew whistles, carried posters and chanted "Free Bemba."
After two key deals, what progress towards peace in North Kivu?

IRIN - May 14, 2008

Nkunda soldiersTwo agreements signed since the end of 2007 offer some hope for an end to more than a decade of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even if fighting has continued and a lasting solution has yet to be found to the presence in the region of Rwandan Hutu rebels, according to analysts.
Government raises minimum wage

Congo News Agency - May 3, 2008

Congo - KinshasaPresident Joseph Kabila signed a decree raising the daily minimum wage on Wednesday. The new minimum wage across the country will be set to 1,120 Congolese Francs ($2US) starting June 1, 2008 and will go up to 1,680 ($3US) on January 1, 2009.
Yves Kisombe expelled from the MLC

Congo News Agency - April 25, 2008

Yves KisombeHe is accused of insubordination, failure to comply with the party line, damage to the image of the party, and of taking actions detrimental to the interests and fundamental objectives of the party.
Tense relations between the DRC and Belgium

Congo News Agency - April 25, 2008

Joseph Kabila - Karel De GuchtBelgium is primarily a partner. Myself, well I hope that Belgium will always be a friend, a friendly country, with which I personally have no problem. But a year and a half after the elections, you cannot deal with the Democratic Republic of Congo as if we were in the nineties which were marked by the National Sovereign Conference, the transition, wars and so on. You should know that the Congo has completely changed, and that is the starting point: there is a legitimate power in place. Even before, I could not accept that people deal with our country as if it was still a colony.
Death Toll Rises After Hewa Bora Airways Plane Crash in Goma

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2008

Goma plane crashAuthorities in Goma were scrambling to take care of more than 100 people injured after a Hewa Bora Airways plane crashed into a market in Goma on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 40 and more than 20 people are still missing. People were lining up at the city's morgue to find out if their loved ones were among the dead.
SA to strengthen ties with DRC, funds needed

SABC News - April 3, 2008

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiA serious lack of funding is hampering the implementation of several agreements between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. High-level government officials from the two countries are now hammering out strategies to find adequate resources. They are expected to present their reports to Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Joseph Kabila during the final day of the South Africa - DRC Binational Commission, underway in Pretoria.
Victims of Bas-Congo violence in urgent need of medical care

IRIN - March 25, 2008

Congo mapA medical charity has expressed concerns that people wounded during clashes between the police and supporters of a politico-religious sect in the Bas-Congo province in southwest Democratic Republic of Congo are not receiving any medical help.
DR Congo bans sect after clashes

BBC News - March 22, 2008

Ne-Muanda NsemiThe Democratic Republic of Congo has banned a separatist religious sect in the west of the country following a bloody crackdown on the group. President Joseph Kabila's government withdrew recognition of Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) as a non-profit organisation.
Mining deals cancelled in Congo

BBC News - March 20, 2008

Lubumbashi - MinesThe Democratic Republic of Congo is to cancel "many" mining contracts and renegotiate others, a minister says. The government said it wanted to ensure that the country`s vast mineral wealth was used to benefit its people. Many Congolese suspect that mining deals are often corrupt and campaign group Global Witness says the review was hit by a lack of transparency.







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