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DR Congo suspends police chief over Floribert Chebeya death

BBC News - June 6, 2010

John NumbiThe head of police in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been suspended following the death of a human rights activist, officials say. The police chief, John Numbi, is seen as a close ally of President Joseph Kabila. In a statement read out on television, Interior Minister Adolphe Lumanu said on Sunday that President Kabila was "determined that all light be shed" on Mr Chebeya's killing.
UN to reduce DR Congo peace force

BBC News - May 28, 2010

MONUCThe UN Security Council has voted to authorise the withdrawal of up to 2,000 peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo by 30 June. However, it has delayed a decision on the full withdrawal of its 20,500-strong force, as sought by Congolese President Joseph Kabila, to next year.
U.S. Official Sees Improvement in Africa's Great Lakes Region

Charles W. Corey | America.gov - May 26, 2010

Johnnie CarsonPresident Kabila has taken important steps to address insecurity, but they remain insufficient. The president has also voiced strong support for our program to train a light infantry battalion in Kisangani. That training includes a strong focus on improving FARDC human rights practices, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson told the U.S. Congress.
African Leaders Discuss Nile River Dispute

VOA News - May 23, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Hosni MubarakEgypt's president has met with leaders of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo to discuss a dispute over the Nile River. This month, Kenya and four other African nations signed an agreement to re-examine how the river's waters are shared. Congo and Burundi have promised to sign within a year.
Back from DR Congo, Security Council set to review mandate of UN force

UN News - May 17, 2010

Joseph Kabila with members of the UN Security CouncilNoting that substantial progress had been made since deployment of the mission, known as MONUC, in 1999, Ambassador Gerard Araud of France said that members “recognize that the situation remains fragile and that therefore any development of the UN presence should be done gently to avoid further instability.”
Security Council members depart for two-day visit to DR Congo

UN News - May 13, 2010

Un Security CouncilDuring the two-day visit, which was postponed from earlier this year due to the disruptions to air travel caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption, the Council will hold talks with President Joseph Kabila and his key ministers.
UN chief warns against early withdrawal from DR Congo

BBC News - April 30, 2010

MONUCThe UN's top humanitarian official has warned against a premature withdrawal of the organisation's military force from the Democratic Republic of Congo. But speaking on a visit to the volatile east of the country, John Holmes said any exit strategy should be considered carefully.
Government, IEC Confirm 2011 Elections

Le Potentiel - April 27, 2010

Senatorial Elections - CongoDeputy Prime Minister Adolphe Lumanu said on Monday the government is committed to the plan laid out by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for elections set to be held in 2011.
Katanga Governor Says Not Running for 2011 Presidential Elections

Congo News Agency - March 30, 2010

Moise KatumbiKatanga Province governor Moise katumbi told reporters over the weekend he won’t run for presidential elections set to be held in 2011. He attributed rumors of his candidacy to those in the national and international media “looking for sensational stories to sell newspapers."
Congo, South Korea Hold Bilateral Summit to Boost Ties

Congo News Agency - March 29, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Lee Myung-bakLeaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Korea held a bilateral summit on Monday to boost ties between the two countries. President Joseph Kabila is on a four-day state visit to South Korea at the invitation of President Lee Myung-bak.







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