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Swiss court releases Mobutu money

BBC News - July 14, 2009

Mobutu Sese SekoA Swiss court has ruled that the assets of Mobutu Sese Seko, former leader of Zaire, now the DR Congo, who died in 1997, be returned to his family. The court rejected an appeal to extend a freeze on assets worth more than $6m that are held in Swiss bank accounts.
Government spokesman says DRC satisfied with Sino-Congolese co-op

Xinhua - July 10, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Hu JintaoGovernment spokesman of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Lambert Mende said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua that China's collaboration with DRC in such fields as infrastructure and education are beneficial to the Congolese people and the DRC government is satisfied with Sino-Congolese cooperation.
Congo Government Accuses Human Rights Watch of Hidden Agenda

Congo News Agency - July 5, 2009

Lambert Mende OmalangaGovernment spokesman Lambert Mende said that the NGO seems to have found an “easy target” in the Congolese Government. He questioned its “tendency to shoot on ambulances”. He added that it’s “easy for Human Rights Watch to attack a country like ours”. And that, “Human Rights Watch should be applauded for its courage to always shoot at the weak”.

Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona Dies at 67

Congo News Agency - July 3, 2009

Bemba SaolonaSenator Jeannot Bemba Saolona died on Wednesday night at the Saint-Jean hospital in Brussels. He was one of the most well-known Congolese businessmen and the father of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.
DR Congo Celebrates Independence Day

Congo News Agency - June 30, 2009

Joseph Kabila  GomaPresident Joseph Kabila called for a “moral and patriotic revival” to tackle the different challenges facing the country. He thanked the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) for their continued efforts to rid the country of all militias and armed groups. He urged all Congolese to support them. He said that the Government will intensify its efforts to achieve peace in all corners of the country and stop all sorts of violence against civilians, especially women.
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.







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