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First Provincial Governors' Conference Opens In Kisangani

Congo News Agency - June 23, 2009

Governors Moise Katumbi, Louis Muderwa, Andre KimbutaPresident Joseph Kabila opened the first conference of provincial governors on Wednesday in Kisangani. The conference will last two days and deal with issues related to good governance, security, justice, and the economy.

Congo Denies Instigating ICC Charges Against Former VP Bemba

VOA News - June 16, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo government has denied involvement in the war crime charges against former Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba. The denial follows the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling Monday that Bemba should stand trial on charges of war crimes.
ICC Orders War Crimes Charges Against Former Congo Vice President

VOA News - June 15, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Hague-based International Criminal Court has ordered the Democratic Republic of Congo's former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba to go on trial on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Chinese Mineral Deal Blocking Congo's IMF Debt Relief

VOA News - May 26, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Hu JintaoCongo's $9,000,000,000 mineral deal with China is holding up agreement with the International Monetary Fund on reducing its external debt. President Joseph Kabila's government wants the IMF to forgive much of its external debt. But the IMF says Congo's massive mineral deal with China could make that debt worse. So it is waiting for the results of a feasibility study next month before deciding on Congo debt relief.
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Khan meets with President Joseph Kabila

ACP - May 24, 2009

Dominique Strauss-Khan with Joseph Kabila in KinshasaThe economic future of the Democratic Republic of Congo was the main topic of discussion between President Joseph Kabila and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Khan, on Sunday in Kinshasa.
Security Council delegation meets Congolese President, heads to Liberia

UN News - May 19, 2009

United Nations Security Council delegation in KinshasaA United Nations Security Council delegation on a week-long trip to Africa met today with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the world body said.
Voter registration preparations underway

UNDP - May 5, 2009

Elections - CongoPreparations are underway for a large scale voter registration update that begins on June 7. With the support of UNDP and MONUC (the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo), the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is conducting a pilot voter registration update, hoping to test the reliability of the equipment, software and registration kits.
Evariste Boshab Elected National Assembly President

Congo News Agency - April 18, 2009

Evariste BoshabThere were no surprises at the Palais du Peuple on Saturday morning as elections results revealed that Evariste Boshab, from President Joseph Kabila's People's Party for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD), had come ahead as the new speaker of the lower house of Parliament in polls held on Friday to replace its former officers.
Sarkozy Praises Congolese, Rwandan, Ugandan Military Cooperation

VOA News - March 26, 2009

Nicolas SarkozyFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy said it is time for new momentum in cooperation between the Democratic Republic of Congo and its eastern neighbors to resolve years of conflict in the troubled Great Lakes region.
Congolese assembly speaker quits

BBC News - March 25, 2009

Vital KamerheThe Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament speaker has quit after criticising the decision to let Rwandan troops enter the country in January. Vital Kamerhe had said the president should not have allowed them in for a joint operation against rebels.







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