|DR Congo says 14,419 refugees repatriated from Zambia in 2009
Xinhua - November 4, 2009
|The National Commission for Refugees of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced on Tuesday in Kinshasa that out of the expected number of 18,549 Congolese refugees residing in Zambia, 14,419 were repatriated to the DRC in 2009.
|DR Congo in better situation but still in aftermath of insecurity
Xinhua - November 2, 2009
|The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has entered into a decisive phase in the process of reconstruction and democratization, but the government still has much to do to get rid of insecurity. In a recent press release, Congolese Defense Minister Charles Muando Nsimba announced the operation initiated by the armed forces FARDC and the UN mission MONUC to combat Rwandan rebels and other insurgents were on the right track with positive results.
|Government Spokesman Blasts Human Rights Watch, NGOs, on Eastern Congo Reports
Congo News Agency - November 1, 2009
|During a press conference on Thursday in Kinshasa, Government spokesman Lambert Mende blasted what he called an “avalanche of corrosive reports being poured lately” by NGOs about the situation in eastern Congo. “Those who are always telling others what to do, as if they know the Democratic Republic of Congo better than the Congolese themselves”, are suffering from “the illusion of immediate knowledge” that usually affects “amateur ethnologists”, he said.
|President Jacob Zuma to Co-Chair the 6th SA-DRC Bi-National Summit in Pretoria
dfa.gov.za - October 30, 2009
|South African President Jacob Zuma will, on 30 October 2009, co-chair the SA-DRC Bi- National Summit with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, President Joseph Kabila at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. President Jacob Zuma will be supported by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and 11 other Government Ministers and Senior Officials.
|CEEAC Summit Ends in Kinshasa
Congo News Agency - October 24, 2009
|The 14th summit of the Heads of States of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) ended in Kinshasa on Saturday. President Idriss Deby Itno was named new Chairman of CEEAC, replacing President Joseph Kabila.
|DR Congo to host CEEAC summit on peace, integration, environment
Xinhua - October 23, 2009
|Leaders of Central African countries are set to attend a summit on Saturday on peace, integration and environment in Kinshasa. The 14th ordinary session of the heads of state and government of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) will tackle issues affecting the region, including peace and security, the free movement of goods and people, integration, the development of road infrastructure, energy and the new information technology.
|Aid Group Calls for Urgent Response to DRC Crisis
VOA News - October 15, 2009
|MSF officials say that the rebel Lord's Resistance Army - led by international fugitive Joseph Kony - has spread their attacks on civilians into previously less affected areas. They say many of their patients have now been forced to flee for the second or third time.
|Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Contributes State of the Art Medical Equipment to Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital
William L. Collier/Dmf.org - October 1, 2009
|Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., operator of the Tenke Fungurume mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), announced today it is funding approximately $1 million for the purchase of state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment for the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa, DRC.
|Clinton Pushes UN Resolution to Curb Violence Against Girls
VOA News - September 25, 2009
|Clinton says preventing the exploitation and marginalization of girls is no longer an afterthought but a core foreign policy objective of the United States, which is co-sponsoring a Security Council resolution on the issue next week.
|DR Congo deports genocide suspect
BBC News - September 20, 2009
|Congolese Communication Minister Lambert Mende used the example of Mr Ndahimana to renew calls that Rwanda send Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda to Kinshasa to face trial.