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UNHCR chief Guterres calls for end to North Kivu fighting

UNHCR - December 17, 2007

António GuterresUN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called for an end to the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and pledged to help improve conditions in camps there for tens of thousands of displaced people. Guterres, wrapping up a three-day visit to DRC's strife-torn North Kivu province on Sunday, said the real solution to the massive displacement lay in lasting peace.
A final farewell: William Swing receives standing ovation from MONUC staff

MONUC - December 14, 2007

William SwingAs his final departure from the DRC draws nearer, William Lacy Swing, who directed the United Nations Mission to the DR Congo (MONUC) for 4 years, met with MONUC Kinshasa staff to bid farewell on 12 December 2007.
IEC holds evaluation meeting to point the way forward for 2008

MONUC - December 13, 2007

Apolinaire MalumaluThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) held an evaluation meeting with its NGO partners at its offices in Kinshasa on 12 December 2007, to assess the lessons learned from the 2006 elections, and to create a strategic framework for the holding of the DRC local, urban and municipal elections in 2008.
South Africa to support National Reconciliation in the DRC

Government of South Africa - December 10, 2007

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiThe South African Embassy in Kinshasa will, in view of South Africa's Day of Reconciliation on 16 December 2007, undertake a series of activities that will assist the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo embark on structural reform processes to deepen and entrench democratic principles, including respects for human rights, good governance and sustainable development.
One day plea by Congolese women for equal representation

MONUC - December 7, 2007

William SwingA one day plea, initiated by the Permanent Dialogue Framework of the Congolese Woman (CAFCO), for an equal man-woman representation within the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) was held on 7 December 2007, in the Palais de Peuple in Kinshasa. The aim is that members of Parliament respect the equality man-woman law in the bill on the CENI.
Kabila Says No to a Revision of the Constitution

Congo Planet - December 7, 2007

Congo Parliament - KinshasaIn his state of the nation speech on December 6th, President Kabila warned against a rush to revise the constitution everytime there is a percieved problem with the functionning of the country's instutitions.
Kabila: "We must finish the war (in North Kivu), whatever the cost"

MONUC - December 6, 2007

Joseph KabilaIn his annual address on the state of the nation this Thursday 6 November 2007 in Kinshasa in front of parliament, DRC president Joseph Kabila underlined in particular the achievements of the government, in relation to security, development and international relations.
Graft clouds DRC donor conference

BBC News - November 29, 2007

Joseph KabilaA major international donor conference for the Democratic Republic of Congo is being held in Paris. It is the first opportunity for the international community to pledge aid for the country since 2006 polls that confirmed Joseph Kabila as president.
Curfew imposed in Equateur to stem worsening insecurity

IRIN - November 28, 2007

Equateur Province MapAuthorities in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) province of Equateur have imposed a nighttime curfew in the area until further notice in a bid to curb insecurity, including murder and extortion by armed men.
Congo President Reduces Government, Reorganizes Ministers

VOA News - November 26, 2007

Joseph KabilaThe president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced changes in his government, naming 10 new ministers, while at the same time reducing the number of government positions. Kari Barber reports from Kinshasa those in opposition to the government say it needs more than a reorganization.







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