|MPs from Kabila's party block amnesty vote|
IRIN - November 29, 2005
Members of parliament from Congolese President Joseph Kabila's party walked out of the National Assembly, the lower chamber of Parliament, on Monday, blocking a vote on amnesty that, if passed, would have benefited those behind the death of Laurent-Desire Kabila, former president and father of the current leader.
|Fighting displaces 60,000 in Katanga Province, bishop says|
IRIN - November 23, 2005
Some 60,000 people fleeing fighting between the Congolese army and local Mayi-Mayi militiamen resisting demobilisation have now arrived in the village of Dubie in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga Province, Roman Catholic Bishop Fulgence Muteba said on Tuesday.
|Three policemen suspected of killing journalist|
IRIN - November 22, 2005
The Police Department of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presented at a news conference in the capital, Kinshasa, on Monday three of its officers who are suspected of killing a journalist and his wife in November.
|EU observers arrive ahead of constitutional referendum|
IRIN - November 22, 2005
The head of an advanced team of nine EU observers of a constitutional referendum set to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 18 December declared on Monday that he would make an exhaustive and unbiased assessment of preparations for the vote.
|Hundreds displaced return home after nine years|
IRIN - November 18, 2005
Some 1,000 people who had fled their homes to live in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, for six to nine years have returned to their villages in the provinces of Equateur in the northwest of the country and Orientale in the northeast, humanitarian aid workers said on Thursday.
|43 dead in latest drive against rebels|
IRIN - November 17, 2005
In the latest joint UN-Congolese army military operation that started on Monday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military officers say at least 40 militiamen and three government soldiers have been killed and these figures are likely to rise.
|Resumption of river traffic a great relief to the public|
IRIN - November 16, 2005
Only five kilometres separate the ports of Brazzaville and Kinshasa but a two-week suspension of river traffic between the two cities made the distance seem infinite. To the relief of Brazzaville's 856,410 residents, authorities reopened the trade route across the River Congo on 4 November.
|150,199 cases of electoral registration fraud uncovered|
IRIN - November 15, 2005
The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced on Monday that 150,199 people had been caught registering to vote twice.
|Trial for murder of belgian missionary concludes|
MISNA - November 11, 2005
The trial concluded for the murder of the Belgian Jesuit missionary René de Haes, assassinated May 7 in Kinshasa.
|Police still holding 432 "vagrants" in poor conditions|
IRIN - November 10, 2005
Some 432 people, among them scores of children, arrested as vagrants by police on Friday in Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, are still being held under harsh conditions, their parents said.