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DRC President Will Head Regional African Economic Body

VOA News - October 31, 2007

Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Economic Community of Central African States has named Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to be its next head.  Analysts say Mr. Kabila, who has been accused of human rights abuses and corruption in his own country, is nevertheless a smart choice for the regional body.&
UN Deputy SG: 'President Kabila wishes to see the cooperation grow between the DRC and the UN'

MONUC - April 23, 2007

Asha Rose MigiroUN Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha Rose Migiro met with DRC President Joseph Kabila and Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga in Kinshasa this Monday 23 April 2007, as well as National Assembly President Vital Kamerhe, as part of her three day visit to the country.
Replace war spirit with reconciliation, urges EU

IRIN - March 28, 2007

Elections protestThe recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was irresponsible and should be replaced with a spirit of reconciliation and inclusiveness to ensure stability in the fragile country, said European Union envoys.
European Union Condemns Congo Bloodshed

VOA News - March 27, 2007

Kinshasa violenceEuropean Union ambassadors have expressed their indignation at two days of machine-gun and mortar battles between the army and loyalists of former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital.
Cautious Calm Returns to Democratic Republic of Congo

VOA News - March 25, 2007

DRC looting in KinshasaResidents of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are relieved but bitter, as calm has returned after two days of brutal fighting between government forces and the guard of opposition leader and former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba. Dozens are reported dead, and the death toll is expected to rise as more information becomes available.
Ban Ki-moon emphasizes a "contract for good governance" for the DRC

MONUC - January 27, 2007

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a press conference in Congo-KinshasaAt a press conference on Saturday January 27, 2007 in Kinshasa, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gave his impressions on the current state of the political process in the DRC, while underlying the remarkable progress achieved by the country in the past year on its road to democracy.
Annan in Kinshasa for last leg of Africa visit

IRIN - March 21, 2006

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on Tuesday for a three-day visit, on the fourth and final leg of his African tour.


Resumption of river traffic a great relief to the public

IRIN - November 16, 2005

Only five kilometres separate the ports of Brazzaville and Kinshasa but a two-week suspension of river traffic between the two cities made the distance seem infinite. To the relief of Brazzaville's 856,410 residents, authorities reopened the trade route across the River Congo on 4 November.


First batch of ex-Mobutu soldiers return home

IRIN - November 2, 2005

After a five-year exile, some 300 soldiers of the former Zairian army who had fled to the Republic of Congo (ROC) arrived on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Kinshasa team in Brazzaville to identify former soldiers

IRIN - October 31, 2005

A government team from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived on Saturday in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, to begin the identification and registration of former Congolese soldiers who served under president Mobutu Sese Seko and now want to return home.









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