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Provincial governor gets newspaper suspended and editor imprisoned

Reporters Without Borders - January 12, 2007

Reporters Without BordersReporters Without Borders today condemned the jailing of Rigobert Kakwala Kash, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Le Moniteur, yesterday in Kinshasa and the 11-month prison sentence he has received as a result of a libel suit by the governor of the western province of Bas-Congo. He is the first journalist to be imprisoned since Joseph Kabila's election as president.
Congolese Mourn Politically-Charged Cardinal

VOA News - January 12, 2007

Cardinal Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-BamungwabiCitizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo are mourning the death of Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, the country's top Roman Catholic prelate. Cardinal Etsou died on January 6 of pneumonia in Belgium. As his body was returned for a scheduled burial in the Congo on Monday, mourners remembered him as a religious and political leader.
International support vital to new government

IRIN - January 10, 2007

Joseph KabilaThe international community should continue its support for the new government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help it overcome serious security and political challenges, the International Crisis Group (ICG), a Brussels-based think-tank, said on Wednesday.
Congo Suspends Search for Survivors of Cave-In

VOA News - January 7, 2007

Tshikapa - CongoRecovery efforts have been suspended near the town of Tshikapa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a cave-in at a pit mine Friday. Local officials in Western Kasai province say at least 13 people digging for diamonds were killed.
Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi dies at 76

Congo Planet - January 7, 2007

Cardinal Etsou - Archbishop of KinshasaCardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi died on Saturday in the University Hospital of Leuven, in Belgium. He was born on 3 December 1930,he was ordained priest on 13 July, 1958,and he became Archbishop of Mbandaka-Bikoro on 11 November 1977. He was proclaimed a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II on 28 June 1991.
Rekindled clashes displace thousands in Ituri

IRIN - January 3, 2007

Congo-Kinshasa Sake areaThousands of people have fled the village of Fataki, 70 km northeast of Bunia, capital of Ituri district in Eastern DRC, following clashes between militia and the regular army, officials of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, MONUC, said.
DRC President Names First Post-War Prime Minister

VOA News - December 31, 2006

Antoine GizengaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila has named life-long opposition leader Antoine Gizenga as the country's new prime minister in a presidential decree read on state-owned television late Saturday.
Vital Kamerhe elected president of the National Assembly

Monuc - December 30, 2006

Vital KamerheVital Kamerhe has been elected president of the permanent Office of the National Assembly on Thursday 28 December 2006. The "Alliance de la Majorité Presidentielle" (the Alliance of the presidential majority) (AMP) of President Joseph Kabila has occupied all the seven seats of this executive Office.
DRC President's Allies Secure Top Posts in Parliament

VOA News - December 29, 2006

Joseph KabilaA close adviser to Congolese President Joseph Kabila has won the top leadership position in the Democratic Republic of Congo's newly elected parliament.Vital Kamerhe, a former minister and secretary-general of President Kabila's People's Party for Reconstruction and Development, was elected president of the National Assembly by an overwhelming margin.
Congolese Soldiers on Trial for War Crimes

VOA News - December 28, 2006

Bunia - IturiA group of Congolese soldiers is on trial for war crimes allegedly committed in the country's volatile east. U.N. investigators last month discovered mass graves containing around 30 bodies, including women and children, inside an army camp.







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