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The United States seeks a new era of partnership with the DRC - Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - June 30, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Hillary Clinton in Goma - CongoOn behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the occasion of your fiftieth anniversary of independence this June 30.
U.S. Senator Durbin Calls on Rwanda to Name Rebels Involved in Genocide

Congo News Agency - February 16, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaU.S. Senator Dick Durbin called on Rwandan authorities on Monday to publish the names of FDLR (the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) rebels suspected of involvement in the country’s 1994 genocide.
President Barack Obama Praises Dikembe Mutombo for Humanitarian Work

Lauren Burgoon - Georgetown University News - January 19, 2010

President Barack Obama with Dikembe MutomboPresident Obama served as a surprise guest at the eighth annual "Let Freedom Ring!" event celebrating the life and legacy of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and honoring NBA great and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo.
Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

VOA News - October 9, 2009

Barack ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo recognized Mr. Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
African development needs more actions, less words

Xinhua - August 15, 2009

Joseph Kabila with Hillary Clinton in Goma - CongoU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her 11-day, seven-nation African tour on Thursday without announcing sincere and pragmatic actions to promote African development except promising financial aid to very few countries she visited.
Congo Defends China Mineral Deal

VOA News - August 12, 2009

Tambwe Mwamba and Hillary Clinton in Goma - CongoThe Democratic Republic of Congo is defending a $9 billion mineral deal with China that is holding up a major international agreement aimed at reducing the DRC's external debt. China's biggest investment deal in Africa would give state-owned firms the right to develop Congolese copper and cobalt mines in exchange for building roads, railways, hydroelectric dams, universities, airports and hospitals.
Clinton, Congo President Discuss Security in Country's Eastern Kivu Region

VOA News - August 12, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Hillary Clinton in Goma - CongoU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Congolese President Joseph Kabila say they are both committed to improving security in Congo's troubled Kivu regions. Secretary Clinton announced $17 million in new U.S. assistance to help victims of sexual violence in Congo.
Student's question lost in translation 'struck a nerve' with Hillary Clinton

CNN - August 11, 2009

Hillary ClintonThe tense moment happened as Clinton spoke to students at a Congolese university in Kinshasa. A male student rose to ask a question about Chinese financial contracts in his country. The student asked Clinton what President Obama would think of the deal, but pool reporters in the room said the translator made a mistake and asked what Bill Clinton would think.
Clinton: US Committed to Good Governance in Congo

VOA News - August 10, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Hillary Clinton in Goma"We know that the promise of the D.R.C. is limitless. We will help you build a strong, civilian-lead government that is accountable and transparent, an independent judiciary, a professional military that respects human rights, a free press, and an active and engaged citizenry. A society whose institutions respect the rule of law," she said.
U.S. President Barack Obama thanks journalists for courageous reporting in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and the Congo

Barack Obama - June 19, 2009

Barack ObamaOften at great risk, and sometimes with great sacrifice, they do it because the rest of us need to hear the stories that they tell.  In recent years, we've seen the same courageous reporting in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and the Congo, and in every dangerous corner of the world.  And everywhere there's a story that needs to be told.







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