|'New era' for DR Congo and Rwanda
BBC News - August 6, 2009
|The leaders of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo have pledged to boost economic and security ties, hailing an "all new era" after a rare meeting. The talks took place 13 years after the neighbours broke diplomatic relations.
|Voter Registration Extended for 15 Days in Kinshasa
ACP - August 4, 2009
|The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has extended the deadline to register for the upcoming elections to August 20, 2009. The IEC made the decision on Tuesday, responding to numerous calls to give more time to those who want to register.
|Senior UN peacekeeping official assesses DR Congo's prisons
UN News - July 22, 2009
|A senior United Nations peacekeeping official continued his tour today of the war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he is evaluating the state of the country’s troubled prison system.
|UN emergency fund gives $7 million to aid eastern DR Congo's displaced
UN News - July 17, 2009
|United Nations agencies and their partners will be able to provide urgent humanitarian relief to some 250,000 people in the strife-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to $7 million in emergency funding.
|DR Congo criticises Mobutu ruling
BBC News - July 15, 2009
|The Democratic Republic of Congo has criticised a Swiss court's decision to release the assets of its late ex-leader Mobutu Sese Seko to his family. Information Minister Lambert Mende told the BBC that Switzerland had not done enough to ensure the money was given back to the people of DR Congo.
|Government spokesman says DRC satisfied with Sino-Congolese co-op
Xinhua - July 10, 2009
|Government spokesman of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Lambert Mende said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua that China's collaboration with DRC in such fields as infrastructure and education are beneficial to the Congolese people and the DRC government is satisfied with Sino-Congolese cooperation.
|Jean-Pierre Bemba Allowed to Attend Mass for His Father in Brussels
Congo News Agency - July 7, 2009
|Former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been allowed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to go to Brussels to attend a funeral mass for his father, Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona, who died last Wednesday.
|Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona Dies at 67
Congo News Agency - July 3, 2009
|Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona died on Wednesday night at the Saint-Jean hospital in Brussels. He was one of the most well-known Congolese businessmen and the father of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.
|DR Congo Celebrates Independence Day
Congo News Agency - June 30, 2009
|President Joseph Kabila called for a “moral and patriotic revival” to tackle the different challenges facing the country. He thanked the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) for their continued efforts to rid the country of all militias and armed groups. He urged all Congolese to support them. He said that the Government will intensify its efforts to achieve peace in all corners of the country and stop all sorts of violence against civilians, especially women.
|Fans in Kinshasa Reflect on Michael Jackson
VOA News - June 28, 2009
|Fans of pop star Michael Jackson are still mourning his sudden death last week in California. His admirers in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo reflect on him.