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UN 'lied' in report on Bas-Congo killings - govt

IRIN - June 18, 2008

Bas-Congo province mapThe government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has dismissed as "mendacious" a UN report that accused police of killing 100 civilians in Bas-Congo province. On 13 June, the UN mission in DRC, MONUC, released a report following an investigation into the actions of a contingent of Kinshasa-based police against members of the Bundu dia Kongo sect in several areas of Bas-Congo. The report said at least 100 people, most of them sect members, had been killed on 28 February.
MONUC report on the Bas Congo violence in February/March 2008

MONUC - June 14, 2008

BDK - Bundu dia KongoA multidisciplinary team led by the United Nations Office for Human Rights was deployed in Bas Congo province from 17 -28 March 2008, to inquire into the violent incidents that took place between the Congolese National Police (PNC) and Bundu Dia Kongo* (BDK) members in Bas Congo, in February and March 2008.
Hundreds Protest Arrest of Jean-Pierre Bemba in DRC

VOA News - May 27, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaAbout 1,000 people have marched in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, to protest the arrest of former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba on war crimes charges. The demonstrators Tuesday blew whistles, carried posters and chanted "Free Bemba."
Supporters of Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba Say He's Not a Criminal

VOA News - May 27, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaSupporters of former presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba have accused the International Criminal Court of "politicizing Bemba's arrest. Belgian officials arrested 45-year-old Bemba late Saturday in a Brussels suburb on four charges of war crimes and two crimes against humanity.
Former DR Congo leader arrested

BBC News - May 25, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaThe former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested in Belgium on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Jean-Pierre Bemba, who fled Congo last year, was detained near Brussels late on Saturday after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant.
Two more African stadiums passed

BBC News - May 23, 2008

Stade des MartyrsThe DR Congo will be able to host their home matches in the first phase of Group 12 of the qualifiers against Egypt, Malawi and Djibouti. Like Sierra Leone, the stadium in Kinshasa is still subject to further inspections. The president of the DR Congo football association, Constant Omari Selemani, was delighted that the stadium in Kinshasa has been given the go-ahead to host games.
After two key deals, what progress towards peace in North Kivu?

IRIN - May 14, 2008

Nkunda soldiersTwo agreements signed since the end of 2007 offer some hope for an end to more than a decade of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even if fighting has continued and a lasting solution has yet to be found to the presence in the region of Rwandan Hutu rebels, according to analysts.
Workshop held to validate the priority action plan for the stabilisation of Ituri

MONUC - May 13, 2008

MONUC - IturiThe technical validation of the "Priority Action Plan for the Stabilisation and Community Reconstruction of Ituri" took place on Thursday 8 May 2008 in Bunia, Ituri district, during a workshop chaired by Mr. François Xavier Kubele Nesele, provincial Minister for planning, budget, trade, industry, and small and medium-sized enterprises.
MPs to discuss China-Congo infrastructure deal

Congo News Agency - May 9, 2008

Autoroute - KinshasaMPs will discuss today the deal that the Congolese government signed with the Chinese government regarding the financing of several projects around the country to be paid off with natural resources. The debate was supposed to take place on Thursday but was postponed to Friday amid suspicions from some MPs that the government is not interested in transparency when it comes to the contracts signed with China.
MP Adolphe Onusumba attacked by three armed men

Congo News Agency - May 9, 2008

Adolphe OnusumbaThe former Defense Minister in the transitional period was attacked last night by three armed men in the Ngaliema district of Kinshasa. According to his assistant, he was hit by bullets on his legs after one of his attackers fired on him as he was trying to fend off the attack.







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