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UN seeks $38 million to help civilians in eastern DR Congo

UN News - June 17, 2009

IDPs in North-Kivu, CongoUnited Nations agencies and their partners today launched an appeal for $38 million to help nearly 1 million people in need of assistance amid armed attacks and military operations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Congo Denies Instigating ICC Charges Against Former VP Bemba

VOA News - June 16, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo government has denied involvement in the war crime charges against former Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba. The denial follows the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling Monday that Bemba should stand trial on charges of war crimes.
WHO: DR Congo has no influenza A/H1N1

Xinhua - May 28, 2009

Swine flu - CongoLast week, WHO officials reported suspected cases surfacing in Lubumbashi, Katanga and Goma in DR Congo's eastern North Kivu Province, while having samples sent to a South African laboratory for examination. WHO was informed on Tuesday that the samples had been tested negative, keeping DR Congo off the list of countries being hit by the novel flu virus.
Chinese Mineral Deal Blocking Congo's IMF Debt Relief

VOA News - May 26, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Hu JintaoCongo's $9,000,000,000 mineral deal with China is holding up agreement with the International Monetary Fund on reducing its external debt. President Joseph Kabila's government wants the IMF to forgive much of its external debt. But the IMF says Congo's massive mineral deal with China could make that debt worse. So it is waiting for the results of a feasibility study next month before deciding on Congo debt relief.
Statement by IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn at the conclusion of his visit to the DRC

IMF - May 25, 2009

Dominique Strauss-KahnI welcomed President Kabila's agenda for tackling critical social and infrastructural needs, and which warrant increased public spending. Of course, such spending should take place within a clear debt sustainability framework "IMF staff are finalizing negotiations on a new program under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, pending an outcome, consistent with debt sustainability, to the mining and infrastructure cooperation agreement between DRC and China.
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Khan meets with President Joseph Kabila

ACP - May 24, 2009

Dominique Strauss-Khan with Joseph Kabila in KinshasaThe economic future of the Democratic Republic of Congo was the main topic of discussion between President Joseph Kabila and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Khan, on Sunday in Kinshasa.
Security Council delegation meets Congolese President, heads to Liberia

UN News - May 19, 2009

United Nations Security Council delegation in KinshasaA United Nations Security Council delegation on a week-long trip to Africa met today with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the world body said.
'Dozens killed' by Rwandan Hutu rebels

BBC News - May 13, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesDozens of people were killed in attacks over the weekend in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN agencies said citing local sources. The reports say local chiefs blamed the attacks on Rwandan Hutu rebels.
Voter registration preparations underway

UNDP - May 5, 2009

Elections - CongoPreparations are underway for a large scale voter registration update that begins on June 7. With the support of UNDP and MONUC (the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo), the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is conducting a pilot voter registration update, hoping to test the reliability of the equipment, software and registration kits.
Congo ex-rebel 'working with UN'

BBC News - April 29, 2009

Bosco NtagandaThe BBC has seen documents alleging that a former rebel leader indicted for war crimes is playing a leading role in a mission involving the UN in DR Congo. The documents appear to prove that Gen Bosco Ntaganda is taking an active part in the mission's chain of command, a BBC correspondent in the country says.







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