|Police on trial for killing Floribert Chebeya
BBC News - November 12, 2010
|The 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
|Pope 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
|During 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
|The 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.
|Joseph Kabila critic's 'suicide' doubted
BBC News - October 4, 2010
|Relatives and activists have rejected suggestions that a man arrested for throwing stones at DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's convoy had committed suicide. Armand Tungulu Mudiandambu, a Belgian resident, was found dead in his cell on Saturday after his arrest last week by presidential bodyguards in Kinshasa.
|AFRICOM: Professionalism Key to Congo Medical Exercise
American Forces Press Service - September 17, 2010
|Humanitarian assistance -- especially medical and dental care -- is in high demand in Africa. And, that’s a big part of the reason the U.S. military is involved on the continent, the commander of U.S. Army Africa said yesterday. During a Sept. 15 “DoD Live” bloggers roundtable, Army Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg discussed Medflag 10, an ongoing humanitarian assistance exercise in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital of Kinshasa.
|Parliament to Tackle Elections, 2011 Budget during September Session
Congo News Agency - September 14, 2010
|Upcoming elections and the budget will be the main points on the agendas of the National Assembly and the Senate when they convene for the September session on Wednesday. MPs and Senators will elect the seven members of the new Independent National Electoral Commission. They will also vote on the government's 2011 budget plan.
|AFRICOM: North Dakota Unit Participates in Training Exercise in Congo
North Dakota National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs - September 10, 2010
|The North Dakota National Guard's 814th Area Support Medical Company, of Bismarck and Grand Forks, arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in MEDFLAG 10, a joint medical exercise focused on humanitarian assistance that will take place September 6-18, 2010.
|Government Launches Investigation into Latest Boat Accidents
VOA News - September 6, 2010
|Government spokesman Lambert Mende said the government is investigating the causes of two separate boat accidents over the weekend that killed at least 24 people with up to 60 others missing. Mende said the government is questioning those rescued from the waters after the accident to find out how they were able to get onto a cargo boat.
|One Survivor, 20 Dead after Plane Crash in Bandundu
ACP - August 25, 2010
|A woman, who has not yet been identified, is the sole survivor of a plane that crashed in the city of Bandundu on Wednesday in early afternoon. She is in critical condition and receiving intensive care at the General Hospital of Bandundu.