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UN advises prudent use of abundant resources to spur development

UN News Centre - October 10, 2011

Congo rainforestThe Democratic Republic of the Congo has the capacity to become the driving force of Africa’s economic development if its vast forests, water resources and trillions of dollars worth of mineral reserves are used prudently, according to the findings of a United Nations assessment released today.
The Government Will Ensure Peaceful Elections, Says Spokesman

ACP - October 6, 2011

Lambert MendeThe Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende, said on Wednesday that the government will ensure peace and security during the upcoming elections. “We have all the resources we need to ensure peaceful elections,” Mr. Mende told reporters during a press conference in Kinshasa.
19,497 Candidates to Run for 500 Seats in Parliament

ACP - September 26, 2011

Congo Parliament - Kinshasa19,497 candidates will be running for the November 28 parliamentary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Friday during its weekly press briefing. Kinshasa has the largest number of candidates with 5734.
Kabila's Election Speech Leads to Judges' Strike

Congo News Agency - September 20, 2011

Juges protesting in front of the Prime Minister's officeJudges across the country say they will remain on strike until they start getting paid the $1,600 President Joseph Kabila claimed they earn each month in his speech to the nation last Wednesday. The judges say they were stunned to hear President Kabila tout their seemingly high salary as one of his accomplishments during the last five years.
Tshisekedi Draws Huge Crowds in Kinshasa

Le Potentiel - August 10, 2011

Etienne TshisekediThe president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress staged an impressive show of force in the capital certain to bolster his claim that he is the best candidate from the opposition to challenge President Joseph Kabila in the one-round presidential election scheduled for November 28.
Global Witness welcomes DR Congo's decision to publish resource contracts

Global Witness - June 3, 2011

Gecamines - KatangaA decree published this week by the Democratic Republic of Congo commits the government to disclose all natural resource contracts within 60 days of their coming into effect. The decision is a welcome move which could help reduce corruption in the country if fully implemented, Global Witness said today.
Militiamen Sent to Testify in Warlords Trials at ICC

L'Avenir - March 28, 2011

Thomas Lubanga DyiloFour former militiamen, who had been arrested and were being held at the Makala prison in Kinshasa, were flown to the International Criminal Court on Sunday to testify as witnesses for the defense in the cases against Thomas Lubanga and Germain Katanga.
ICC Dismisses Jean-Pierre Bemba's Appeal on Admissibility of His Case

ICC - October 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Courtthe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court confirmed the decision of Trial Chamber III entitled “Decision on the Admissibility and Abuse of Process Challenges” and dismissed Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo’s appeal against this decision. This judgment confirms that the case against Mr Bemba is admissible.
FDLR leader Callixte Mbarushimana arrested in France on ICC warrant

ICC - October 11, 2010

FDLR leader Callixte MbarushimanaIn accordance with the warrant of arrest issued under seals by the judges of the International Criminal Court on 28 September, 2010, the French authorities arrested Mr Callixte Mbarushimana, suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Kivu provinces, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
TP Mazembe boss fumes over ban

BBC Sport - September 14, 2010

Moise KatumbiTP Mazembe president Moise Katumbi is up in arms over bans handed to two of his club's key players. His outburst comes in the wake of TP Mazembe's qualification for the 2010 Champions League semi-finals. Fifa has imposed a one-year ban on Mputu and an 11-month ban on Lusadisu for their part in an ugly incident during May's Cecafa Club Cup in Rwanda. But Katumbi has slammed the level of punishment as harsh and disproportionate given the ban renders the duo unavailable for the foreseeable future.







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