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Congo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence

Congo News Agency - June 30, 2010

Joseph KabilaAn impressive parade of the Congolese Armed Forces, the national police and civilians took place on Wednesday in Kinshasa, on the new Triumphal Boulevard, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s accession to national and internationally sovereignty.
Southern African Ministers Prepare Report on Regional Crises

VOA News - January 7, 2010

Southern Africa Development Community - SADCOfficials said the ministers believe that progress is being made toward easing the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and that reconciliation efforts between the government and various rebel groups were on the right track.
President Jacob Zuma to Co-Chair the 6th SA-DRC Bi-National Summit in Pretoria

dfa.gov.za - October 30, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Jacob ZumaSouth African President Jacob Zuma will, on 30 October 2009, co-chair the SA-DRC Bi- National Summit with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, President Joseph Kabila at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. President Jacob Zuma will be supported by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and 11 other Government Ministers and Senior Officials.
Zimbabwe PM Begins Regional Tour

VOA News - October 20, 2009

Morgan TsvangiraiZimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Mozambican leader Armando Guebuza are to meet late Tuesday for talks on ways to implement the faltering political agreement in Zimbabwe, which gave birth to the coalition government in February. Officials of Mr. Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change say he is also seeking meetings with the presidents of Southern Africa Development Community countries Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, and South Africa.
Real prospect of ending fighting in eastern DR Congo, says top UN envoy

UN News - October 16, 2009

Alan Doss“There is now a real prospect that the conflicts that have long blighted the eastern Congo can be ended,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for DRC and head of the UN peacekeeping force there, told the Security Council.
$215 Million Central Africa Backbone Program Will Bring Low Cost, High Speed Internet to the Region

World Bank - October 6, 2009

Banque MondialeToday the Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank Group has announced its endorsement of the $215 million, ten-year Central African Backbone Program (CAB Program). This program will support the countries of the Central African region in developing their high-speed telecommunications backbone infrastructure to increase the availability of high-speed Internet and reduce end-user prices.
Africa must have full Security Council representation - DR Congo tells UN Assembly

UN News - September 28, 2009

Alexis Thambwe Mwamba“The present UN system does not correspond in its current concept to the hopes of its founders and to the letter of the Charter that its creation was able to inspire,” DRC Foreign Minister Alexis Thambwe Nwamba said as the Assembly entered the fifth day of its annual General Debate.
Madagascar President Prevented from Taking Floor at UN General Assembly

VOA News - September 25, 2009

Southern Africa Development Community - SADCIn a rare intervention in the Assembly hall, the foreign minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Alexis Mwamba, representing SADC, protested allowing Mr. Rajoelina to speak. "SADC would like to express its protest against the decision to invite Mr. Andry Rajoelina to take the floor at the general debate of our august assembly," he said.
Eastern DR Congo still faces security, humanitarian challenges - Ban Ki-moon

UN News - July 8, 2009

Ban Ki-moonThe security and humanitarian situation in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to crumble, despite the recent signing of a peace pact between the Government and a key militia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in a new report.
Security Council members depart on four-nation Africa visit

UN News - May 14, 2009

Un Security CouncilMembers of the United Nations Security Council will depart today on a week-long mission to Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Liberia, a spokesperson for the world body announced.







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