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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.
DR Congo face Gabon test for CHAN

BBC - September 13, 2009

Congo - Football Leopards champions of CHANThe inaugural Champions of the African Nations Championship, DR Congo will have to beat Gabon over two legs to make it to the 2011 edition. Also known as CHAN, this tournament is specifically for players competing in their country's domestic league.
SADC Leaders Open Summit in Kinshasa

VOA News - September 7, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Jacob ZumaLeaders from 15 southern African nations have opened two days of discussions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Political confrontations in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Lesotho and eastern Congo are high on the agenda.
SADC standby forces ready to intervene in DR Congo, Madagascar

XINHUA - February 23, 2009

SADCThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Brigade is ready to intervene in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and Madagascar in order to restore peace and stability in the two countries, Angola's official news agency ANGOP reported on Monday.
28th SADC summit concludes with launch of FTA

XINHUA - August 18, 2008

SADCThe 28th summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) concluded here Sunday with the launch of the Free Trade Area (FTA). The review of the political situation in the region and the launch of FTA dominated the agenda of the two-day summit.
New US Military Command For Africa Stirs Intense Emotion

VOA News - October 22, 2007

Mosiua LekotaWhen President George W. Bush announced plans for a US military command for Africa - AFRICOM - in February, there was an uproar on the continent, and the controversy has yet to die down.
Leaders meet over peace, development and humanitarian crises

IRIN - December 14, 2006

Joseph Kabila meet with other Great Lakes region head of states in Nairobi, KenyaThe humanitarian crises precipitated by numerous civil wars in Africa's Great Lakes region can best be mitigated by consolidating peace and political stability to promote development, leaders at a summit in Nairobi said on Thursday."We need to consolidate the delicate equation of peace and security, and begin to direct our energies towards reconstruction and development," Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, the incoming Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, said.
DRC elections raise peace hopes for region

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo - Great Lakes ConferenceAn international conference aimed at enhancing peace, security and development in Africa's Great Lakes Region is under way in Nairobi, with delegates expressing optimism that the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo heralded an era of stability in the volatile region.
After four-year process, region is closer to peace

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,TanzaniaWhen preparations for the international conference on peace, security, democracy and development in the Great Lakes region began in 2003, United Nations and African Union (AU) officials were at pains to explain that this was a process, not just a meeting, that would take years to achieve. Four years later, the last of two state summits in this process is scheduled for 14-15 December in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.
UN Security Council Urges Security Agreement for Africa's Great Lakes Region

VOA News - January 29, 2006

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution aimed at bringing security to Africa's troubled Great Lakes region.





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