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North-kivu border with Uganda closed

MISNA - September 4, 2008

Congo - Rwanda borderThe capture of Laurent Nkunda's rebels by Congolese immigration officers is said to have provoked the closing of the border with Uganda, in Bunagana, by Congolese authorities said the local press. There had been reports that the army had also arrested several border agents, who were then released, last week during last week's clashes.
Eastern DR Congo Quiet After Burst of Violence

VOA News - August 29, 2008

Laurent KundaEastern Democratic Republic of Congo's restive North Kivu province is said to be quiet Friday after the worst outbreak of violence there in months. As VOA Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from our East Africa Bureau in Nairobi, U.N. officials are working to maintain a fragile cease-fire signed between the government in Congo Kinshasa and Tutsi rebels.
Prosecutors Ask for Death Penalty in Botheti Trial

Congo Planet - August 29, 2008

Patrick MwewaProsecutors have asked for the death penalty in the trial of the alleged killers of Kinshasa Member of Parliament Daniel Botheti. The former vice-president of the provincial assembly of Kinshasa was gunned down by armed men on July 6, 2008 as he was returning from a party.
DRC Doctors Resume Work Friday

VOA News - August 22, 2008

DoctorsState Doctors in the Democratic Republic of Congo are expected to resume work today (Friday) after President Joseph Kabila's government signed an agreement promising to address their concerns.
Goma: Closure of Amani Programme Steering Committee meeting

MONUC - August 8, 2008

Monuc - Goma - AmaniIn an official statement, the Committee reminds the armed groups of their responsibility to unconditionally take part in the process, in accordance with the Goma Acts of Engagement. It proposes the immediate launching of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programme.
Accusers say Kimbuta did not order murder of Botheti

Radio Okapi - August 6, 2008

Andre Kimbuta, Patrick Mwewa, KadyThe military tribunal trying the alleged killers of Kinshasa MP Daniel Botheti held its 9th hearing in the case at the Kokolo military base in Kinshasa on Tuesday. Patrick Mwewa, one of the seven defendants, who had accused Kinshasa governor Andre Kimbuta of ordering the assassination of Botheti , asked for forgiveness from the governor.
Congo groups 're-arming' in east

BBC News - August 1, 2008

Laurent NkundaGovernment forces and rebel troops are rearming and recruiting for conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the BBC has learned. US and European Union officials are warning the situation is increasingly tense despite a January peace deal.
Father of Congolese Rumba Wendo Kolosoy Dies at 83

Radio Okapi/L'Avenir/Congo Planet - July 29, 2008

Wendo KolosoyRevered Congolese musician Wendo Kolosoy died on Monday at 05:40 PM at the Ngaliema clinics in Kinshasa. He is regarded by many experts in Congolese music as the father of Congolese Rumba.
Congolese Outraged Over Graft in State Institutions

VOA News - July 24, 2008

US DollarSome Congolese are reportedly expressing outrage after learning that more than $1.3 billion have been embezzled under President Joseph Kabila's administration. The monies were allegedly stolen or lost in corruption and mismanagement of government agencies and state-run businesses. President Kabila's government assured Congolese Wednesday that it has instituted an investigation and would punish the perpetrators behind the scandal.
Is Andre Kimbuta the victim of a plot?

La Prospérité - July 21, 2008

André KimbutaPeople close to Kinshasa Governor Andre Kimbuta have come out in force to defend him against the allegations made by one of the persons charged with murdering provincial MP Botethi. They are convinced that the Governor is the victim of a conspiracy which aims to destabilize the provincial institutions. For Kimbuta therefore, a resignation is not on the agenda.







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