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President Mbeki leads high-level ministerial delegation to DRC

Government of South Africa - August 20, 2007

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiSouth African President Thabo Mbeki will today Monday, 20 August 2007 depart for Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo where he will lead a high level South African Ministerial delegation to the South Africa?Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-national Commission (SA-DRC BNC) scheduled for Tuesday, 21 August 2007. President Mbeki will co-chair this session together with his counterpart President Joseph Kabila.
Mbeki off to Kinshasha

SABC - August 19, 2007

Thabo MbekiSouth African President Thabo Mbeki leaves for Kinshasha tomorrow, to co-chair the South Africa/Democratic Republic of Congo bi-national commission. The foreign affairs department says Mbeki would co-chair the commission with his counterpart President Joseph Kabila.
Uganda's FM Visits Congo to Defuse Border Tensions

VOA News - August 14, 2007

Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa says his country has no plans to attack the Democratic Republic of Congo, but will defend its own territory.


Renowned Congolese musician Madilu System dies

Congo Planet - August 12, 2007

Madilu SystemeRenowned Congolese musician Madilu System passed away on Saturday at the University of Kinshasa Hospital Center after a short illness. He was 55.
'Pendulum displacement' in the Kivus

IRIN - August 1, 2007

Janet Furaha - IDPJanet Furaha fled the violence in her home area of Kaniola in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) South Kivu province in May to live with relatives in Walungu, but she has often returned to tend her farm.
Government seeks help for 75,000 IDPs

IRIN - July 31, 2007

Congo internal refugeeThe Democratic Republic of Congo's Humanitarian Affairs Minister Jean-Claude Muyambo has said there were 75,000 homeless people in the two biggest cities, adding to a growing number of internally displaced people (IDPs) countrywide.
South Kivu: 4,500 sexual violence cases in the first six months of this year alone

MONUC - July 27, 2007

Yakin ErtürkAccording to Prof. Yakin Erturk, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Violence against Women "the situation in the Kivus is the worst crisis I have encountered so far." Professor Erturk denounced this situation during the conference in Kinshasa on 27 July 2007.
Mining Boom in DRC Boosts Fortunes of State-Owned Gecamines

VOA News - July 25, 2007

Democratic Republic of CongoGecamines, the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled state-owned mining company, said it has tackled corruption issues that have plagued the company for decades and is ready to consolidate some of its assets and expand its business. But as Peta Thornycroft reports for VOA from Katanga's capital Lumbumbashi, Gecamines has said it still needs the government to stop creditors from taking it to court in the short term.
Security Council expresses deep concern at deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

UN News - July 23, 2007

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council this morning expressed its deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in particular in North and South Kivu, and the serious humanitarian consequences of the violent actions of foreign armed groups, especially the Forces democratiques the liberation du Rwanda (FDLR), as well as the military activities of the "mixed" brigades.
National Assembly closes second extraordinary session

MONUC - July 19, 2007

Congo national assembly buildingOn Thursday 18 July 2007 the National Assembly closed the second extraordinary session at the "Palais de Pueple" in Kinshasa. On the agenda of its plenary session was the Special Commission's report on "the Kahemba affair"- the DRC's border dispute with Angola in Bandundu province- as well as the validation of the mandates of eighteen new deputies.







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