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Military Operations Have Weakened the LRA, Says UN

Radio Okapi - February 23, 2011

Dungu, Oriental ProvinceThe military operation codenamed "Umbrella" and other joint special operations against Ugandan LRA rebels have significantly reduced their freedom of action and maneuvering space in Orientale Province, the military spokesman for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC, Lt-Colonel Mamadou Gaye, said on Wednesday during a press briefing in Kinshasa.
Foreign 'gold smugglers' arrested in eastern Congo

BBC News - February 7, 2011

Congo goldEight foreigners - from the US, France and Nigeria - have been arrested on allegations of gold smuggling in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. "Millions of dollars" and 436kg of gold were seized, the local governor said.
Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments

Congo News Agency - January 16, 2011

Evariste BoshabThe amendments were approved during a joint session of the upper and the lower house of parliament. Out of 504 voters, 485 voted for the amendments, 8 voted against and 11 abstained. As had been the case when the amendments were considered in the National Assembly and the Senate, opposition MPs and Senators boycotted the vote.
China, DR Congo see great potentials for further cooperation

Xinhua - January 13, 2011

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu meets with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo  Joseph Kabila in KinshasaVisiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu met in Kinshasa on Wednesday with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo with both saying that there are great potentials for further cooperation between the two countries.
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.







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