|World Court Finds Uganda Guilty of Congo Invasion, Abuses|
VOA News - December 19, 2005
The World Court has found Uganda guilty of invading neighboring Congo during a 1998-2003 war and committing human-rights violations there. Congo's government says it will ask for billions in reparations and called the decision a warning to the country's other neighbors.
|Referendum: calm reigns in Kinshasa, president visits South Kivu|
MISNA - December 17, 2005
While calm returns to Kinshasa after demonstrations against Sunday?s referendum yesterday morning, the Congolese people have turned their attention to Bukavu, capital of South Kivu, as for the first time president Josep Kabila visited the area.
|Stakes high for vote on draft constitution|
IRIN - December 15, 2005
Almost 25 million voters in the DRC could prepare the way for the country's first presidential and parliamentary elections if they accept the draft constitution that is to be presented to them on Sunday in a referendum, senior diplomats said in Kinshasa.
|Kabila Warns of Catastrophic Consequences of No Vote on Constitution|
VOA News - December 8, 2005
Congo's President Joseph Kabila said Thursday that his country's voters must accept a proposed post-war constitution later this month if elections are to be held in 2006.
|Amnesty law passed without MPs from Kabila's party|
IRIN - November 30, 2005
The lower house of parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Assembly, passed on Tuesday a law granting amnesty to people who have been blamed for acts of war as well as political offences.
|MPs from Kabila's party block amnesty vote|
IRIN - November 29, 2005
Members of parliament from Congolese President Joseph Kabila's party walked out of the National Assembly, the lower chamber of Parliament, on Monday, blocking a vote on amnesty that, if passed, would have benefited those behind the death of Laurent-Desire Kabila, former president and father of the current leader.
|Resumption of river traffic a great relief to the public|
IRIN - November 16, 2005
Only five kilometres separate the ports of Brazzaville and Kinshasa but a two-week suspension of river traffic between the two cities made the distance seem infinite. To the relief of Brazzaville's 856,410 residents, authorities reopened the trade route across the River Congo on 4 November.
|Where is Kony? "Not in Congo", according to Kinshasa|
MISNA - November 7, 2005
The government of Kinshasa has categorically denied that the historic leader of the LRA, Joseph Kony is in the country as the Kampala daily 'New Vision' reported during the weekend.
|UN Security Council team visits five countries|
IRIN - November 4, 2005
Members of the UN Security Council are due to begin on Saturday a 10-day visit to Africa's Great Lakes region, that will take them to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
|British minister urges Congo to pay its soldiers|
IRIN - November 3, 2005
British Development Secretary Hilary Benn has urged the Congolese government to pay its soldiers in order to ensure security during the country's electoral process.