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Kabila Names Finance Minister as New Prime Minister

Congo News Agency - April 19, 2012

Augustin Matata PonyoPresident Joseph Kabila named former finance minister Matata Ponyo as the new prime minister on Wednesday. Known as a technocrat, Mr. Ponyo oversaw a 7 percent economic growth in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 and a $12.3 billion debt cancellation. The World Bank said last week it expects the same growth rate in DR Congo for the next two years.
Kabila's Position on The Arrest of Ntaganda 'Has Not Changed'

Congo News Agency - April 13, 2012

President Joseph Kabila with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders on March 27, 2012Contrary to wire reports widely circulated in the international media, President Joseph Kabila did not call for the immediate arrest of renegade general Bosco Ntaganda during a meeting with civil society leaders in North Kivu Province on Wednesday. President Kabila said that his position on his arrest "has not changed".
DR Congo Economic Growth Set to Reach An Unprecedented Seven Percent in 2013

World Bank - April 12, 2012

DR Congo's Minister of Planning Olivier KamitatuIn its first detailed economic analysis in twenty-five years, the World Bank projects the economy of The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to grow at up to 7 percent annually for the next two years. However, commodities remain important, both directly and indirectly as these sectors finance construction, trade and other activities.
Kabila, Army Chief of Staff head to eastern Congo to deal with defectors

Congo News Agency - April 10, 2012

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaPresident Joseph Kabila and the Congolese Army Chief of Staff General Didier Etumba arrived in Goma on Monday to deal with the security threat posed by the defections of former rebels integrated into the army under a peace deal. General Etumba said that “those who do not want to submit to the republican order will be hunted down by the army.”
DR Congo, IMF to Co-Host Conference on the Management of Natural Resources

International Monetary Fund - March 13, 2012

Congo rainforestDR Congo and the IMF will co-host a high-level conference on the “Management of Natural Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa”, on March 21-22, 2012 in Kinshasa. The event will bring together policy makers, stakeholders, academics, and civil society from around the world.
Congo Brazzaville munitions dump blasts 'kill scores'

BBC News - March 4, 2012

Closest capilals in the world, Kinshasa on the (right) and Brazzaville (left)At least 200 people are reported to have been killed following huge explosions at an arms dump in Congo's capital Brazzaville. The force of the blasts was felt several miles away in the city of Kinshasa, across the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Tshisekedi Leaves 'House Arrest' to Meet German Ambassador

Radio Okapi - February 27, 2012

Etienne Tshisekedi with his wife Marthe TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi left his home for the first time on Friday since being put under “house arrest”, his spokesman Albert Moleka told Radio Okapi. Mr. Tshisekedi and his wife, Marthe, went to the residence of the German Ambassador in Kinshasa, where they were invited to dinner.
Kabila Is Open to Dialogue with Tshisekedi, Government Spokesman Says

ACP - February 22, 2012

Lambert Mende OmalangaInformation Minister Lambert Mende told a news conference on Tuesday that the door for dialogue with opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi remains open. “Mr. Tshisekedi is a valid spokesman for the opposition and its most important leader,” Mr. Mende said. However, he deplored the fact that Mr. Tshisekedi’s party, the UDPS, has asked its newly-elected Members of Parliament to boycott the body or risk being expelled.
Kabila's Senior Advisor Katumba Mwanke Dies in Plane Crash

Radio Okapi - February 12, 2012

Katumba MwankeA private jet belonging to former Katanga Province governor Katumba Mwanke crashed at 1pm on Sunday near the airport of Bukavu, South Kivu Province. According to state radio and television broadcaster RTNC, Katumba Mwanke, the pilot, and the copilot were killed.
Cardinal Monsengwo to Lead Annual Spiritual Exercises in the Vatican

Congo News Agency - February 11, 2012

Newly-elevated Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat from the Pope during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, 20 Nov 2010Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo has been invited by Pope Benedict XVI to lead this year’s Lenten exercises in the Vatican. The Congolese Conference of Catholic Bishops announced on Friday that Cardinal Monsengwo will preach to the Pope and the Roman Curia during the weeklong spiritual exercises.







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