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Opposition MPs Walk Out Vote on Constitutional Amendment

Congo News Agency - January 12, 2011

Congo ParliamentOpposition MPs walked out in protest on Tuesday before a vote on a controversial bill that, if approved, will amend the Constitution to limit presidential elections to just one round of voting and increase presidential powers.
Opposition Mounts Against Proposed Change to Electoral Law

Congo News Agency - January 10, 2011

François MuambaThe leaders of the main opposition parties met in Kinshasa on Sunday and vowed to put up a united front against a government proposal to limit presidential elections to just one round of voting.
DR Congo Decries Loss of Favored US Trade Status

VOA News - December 22, 2010

Lambert MendeThe Democratic Republic of Congo is criticizing the loss of its status as a favored U.S. trading partner. An order from President Barack Obama Tuesday stripped the DRC of its status as a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
UN launches patrols to head off rebel violence during holiday season

UN News Service - December 1, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed troops as a preventive measure in Orientale Province ahead of the end-of-year holiday season, which has in the past seen increased attacks by illegal armed groups.
Jean-Pierre Bemba War Crimes Trial Begins Monday

VOA News - November 21, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaProsecutors indicted Bemba for two crimes against humanity and three war crimes allegedly committed in the Central African Republic territory during the period from 26th October 2002 to 15th March 2003.
Pope Benedict Consecrates 24 New Cardinals

VOA News - November 20, 2010

Newly-elevated Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat from the Pope during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, 20 Nov 2010Pope Benedict has appointed 24 new cardinals. The ordination, known as a consistory, was performed in a lavish ceremony Saturday in Saint Peter's Basilica. Pope Benedict XVI read each name of the 24 "princes of the church" in Latin to roaring applause from the pews and smiles from the cardinals themselves.
Police on trial for killing Floribert Chebeya

BBC News - November 12, 2010

Floribert Chebeya trial in KinshasaThe trial has started of eight officers charged with the murder of a prominent human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are accused of killing Floribert Chebeya, head of the charity Voice of the Voiceless, in June.
Pope names 24 new Cardinals

Radio Vatican - October 20, 2010

Mgr. Laurent MonsengwoPope Benedict XVI has convoked a special consistory for the creation of 24 new cardinals. The Holy Father made the announcement at the end of his Wednesday audience. Speaking to over 40 thousand people in an autumnal St Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict announced the names of the 24 men whom he will elevate to the College of Cardinals on November 20 next. They include Mgr. Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Archbishop of Kinshasa.
Congo Defense Minister Rejects UN Allegations against Army

Congo News Agency - October 17, 2010

Charles Mwando NsimbaDuring a press conference held in Kinshasa on Saturday, Defence Minister Charles Mwando Nsimba expressed outrage at the remarks made by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, before the UN Security Council on Thursday.
DR Congo improves education, child survival but greater efforts needed - UN

UN News - October 6, 2010

Students in DR CongoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has made significant progress in education and child survival in recent years, but much more needs to be done to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a new United Nations-backed study. Three out of four children now go to school, a 23 per cent increase over 2000 with near parity for girls and boys, the fourth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (UNICEF), reported.







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