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Opposition Mounts Against Proposed Change to Electoral Law

Congo News Agency - January 10, 2011

François MuambaThe leaders of the main opposition parties met in Kinshasa on Sunday and vowed to put up a united front against a government proposal to limit presidential elections to just one round of voting.
Bemba Supporters Say War Crimes Trial is Political

VOA News - November 23, 2010

Luis Moreno OcampoSupporters of former Congolese rebel leader and former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba say his war crimes trial is politically motivated. He faces two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Expulsions mark rising tensions over resources

IRIN - October 28, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Eduardo Dos SantosAngola's "very violent" expulsion of about 200 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals from its territory this month is a sign of the increasing "bad blood" between the neighbours that analysts believe revolves around border demarcations and conflicting claims to resources, particularly oil.
Joseph Kabila critic's 'suicide' doubted

BBC News - October 4, 2010

Joseph KabilaRelatives and activists have rejected suggestions that a man arrested for throwing stones at DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's convoy had committed suicide. Armand Tungulu Mudiandambu, a Belgian resident, was found dead in his cell on Saturday after his arrest last week by presidential bodyguards in Kinshasa.
UN DR Congo Report Exposes Grave Crimes

Human Rights Watch - October 1, 2010

Rwandan refugees in DR CongoOn October 1, 2010, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published the report of its human rights mapping exercise on Congo. United Nations members should make a concerted international effort to initiate judicial investigations into grave human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo documented by the UN and bring those responsible to justice.
US Calls for Accountability after UN Report on Atrocities in DR Congo

U.S. Department of State/Philip J. Crowley - October 1, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaAs we contemplate the contents of the report, it is crucially important that we remain focused on the tens of thousands of victims in the DRC. Accountability is an important step toward ensuring that further such incidents do not occur. The United States is firmly committed to helping the DRC and other nations in the region take positive steps to end the corrosive cycle of violence and impunity.
Government Suspends Mining in Three Eastern Congo Provinces

Congo News Agency - September 12, 2010

ColtanPresident Joseph Kabila announced on Thursday night that he was suspending all mining operations around Walikale, North Kivu province, during a speech at a banquet in Goma attended by local authorities and representatives of the civil society. The Minister of Mining, Martin Kabwelulu, said in a press release on Saturday that the suspension will be extended to all mining operations in North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema provinces.
UN report says Rwandan army committed genocide in DR Congo

BBC News - August 26, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaThe BBC has seen a draft UN report that says crimes by the Rwandan army and allied rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo could be classified as genocide. The report details how they targeted Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus in DR Congo, from 1993-2003. It lists human rights violations committed by security forces from all countries involved in what has been called an "African world war".
Malu Malu Challenges Opponents of Elections Timetable

Congo News Agency - August 12, 2010

Apolinaire Malu MaluReacting to the mounting opposition against the timetable released by the Independent Electoral Commission on Monday, the head of the IEC said on Wednesday that all those opposed to the timetable can seek recourse before the Supreme Court. “Every citizen is free to petition the Supreme Court if they think that the law has been violated. The IEC will comply with the decision of the Court if it decides otherwise,” Malu Malu said.
Opposition, Civil Society Reject Elections Timetable

Le Potentiel - August 11, 2010

Apolinaire MalumaluReactions are beginning to pour in after the Independent Electoral Commission released on Monday a timetable for all upcoming elections in the DRC until 2013. The IEC released its schedule even though President Joseph Kabila signed a law last month creating a new body to oversee the electoral process in the DRC, the Independent National Electoral Commission, which will replace the IEC once its members are elected.







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