|Pascal Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese Music Pioneer, Is Dead at 73
Radio Okapi - December 2, 2013
|Congolese music giant Pascal Tabu Ley died on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium. He had been in a coma in a hospital for several days. Considered one of the greatest Congolese musicians of all time, he pioneered the musical genre known Congolese rumba.
|Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says
Congo News Agency - November 6, 2013
|The Congolese government says it will not sign a “peace deal” with the M23 rebels now that they have been defeated. Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters during a news conference in Kinshasa on Tuesday that there will only be a “statement.”
|Mortar Shells From Rwanda Kill Civilians in Eastern Congo
Congo News Agency - August 23, 2013
|M23 rebels and their allies in Rwanda deliberately shelled civilians neighborhoods in Goma on Thursday, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Friday during a press conference in Kinshasa. One woman and her three children were killed when mortar shells hit civilian neighborhoods in the eastern Congo city.
|DR Congo Eases Process for Starting a New Business
L'Avenir - June 3, 2013
|Prime Minister Matata Ponyo has inaugurated the new one-stop agency for entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. The head of the new agency said that its offices across the country will streamline the process of creating a new business, which used to take months, to a maximum of 3 business days.
|DR Congo wants to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
BBC Sport - February 15, 2013
|The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced its intention to bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019. Despite having twice won the trophy, the vast country has never staged the continent's greatest sporting event. Nigeria said it would bid for the tournament last September, while Liberia, Kenya, Zambia and Algeria have also indicated a keenness.
|Africa Cup of Nations 2013: DR Congo unified under Le Roy
BBC Sport - January 16, 2013
|The Democratic Republic of Congo might finally be able to recapture their former glories thanks to the unifying influence of their French coach Claude Le Roy. Recent success has been in short supply, with their best showing at the Nations Cup in recent years being a third-place finish in 1998.
|The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense
Congo News Agency - November 28, 2012
|The M23 rebels say they want to “liberate” DR Congo. They say they will take their fight thousands of miles westward to the capital Kinshasa if necessary. The M23 want to overthrow Kabila? Nonsense. It could be argued that Rwanda and Uganda have never had, and will likely never have, a better friend in power in Kinshasa than Mr. Kabila.
|Thousands of Women March Against M23 Rebels in Kinshasa
Congo News Agency - November 24, 2012
|Thousands of women protested against the M23 rebels in Kinshasa on Friday in the biggest demonstration yet in DR Congo’s capital against the rebels’ capture of the eastern Congo city of Goma on Tuesday. Women took the streets to condemn the M23 rebels, and the failure of the Congolese army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop the rebels’ advance.
|Thousands Protest M23 Capture of Goma, Turn on Government and UN
Congo News Agency - November 21, 2012
|Thousands of students protested on Tuesday after M23 rebels seized the eastern Congo city of Goma. They were mostly expressing their furor at the M23 rebels, but also targeted the government and the United Nations mission in DR Congo, whose soldiers and peacekeepers were unable to stop the rebels from taking the city.
|DR Congo Will Not Negotiate With M23 Rebels, Government Says
Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012
|M23 rebels claimed on Monday they were retreating from the outskirts of the eastern Congo city of Goma to give negotiations a chance after issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to the government. The government did not waste any time to respond. The Congolese government said on Monday it will not negotiate with the M23 rebels.