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Situation calm in Bas-Congo province

MONUC - February 2, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoFollowing the violent unrest that erupted in Matadi on Wednesday night January 31 2007, and which later spread to the towns of Muanda and Boma on Thursday February 1 last, the situation in the province of Bas-Congo has returned to normal today.
Violent unrest in Matadi leaves 10 dead and many injured

MONUC - February 1, 2007

Bunda Dia Kongo violence in Bas-Congo provinceOn Wednesday night January 31 2007, violent protests against the election of AMP governor of Matadi Simon Mbatshi, which involved the political religious group Bunda Dia Kongo (BDK) and the National Congolese Police (PNC), left at least 10 dead and many injured.
At Least 35 Dead in Clashes

VOA News - February 1, 2007

Matadi - Congo mapAt least 35 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters protesting against the results of governorship polls in Congo's western-most province. The violence appeared to be the worst since President Joseph Kabila won last year's presidential election.
Ban Ki-moon says security key to solving humanitarian issues

IRIN - January 29, 2007

Ban Ki-moon in Congo DRCWar-related humanitarian problems in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can only be solved in an atmosphere of lasting peace and stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a two-day visit to the country.
Ban Ki-moon pledges continued UN support to consolidate peace

UN News Centre - January 28, 2007

Ban Ki-moon and Congo's president Joseph KabilaThe United Nations will stand by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it consolidates peace, but ultimately future stability lies in the hands of the Congolese people, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told parliamentarians in the capital, Kinshasa.
Provincial governor gets newspaper suspended and editor imprisoned

Reporters Without Borders - January 12, 2007

Reporters Without BordersReporters Without Borders today condemned the jailing of Rigobert Kakwala Kash, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Le Moniteur, yesterday in Kinshasa and the 11-month prison sentence he has received as a result of a libel suit by the governor of the western province of Bas-Congo. He is the first journalist to be imprisoned since Joseph Kabila's election as president.
MONUC: We will put in place a "district without arms" in Ituri

Monuc - January 10, 2007

Monuc - Congo - IturiDuring its weekly press conference on January 10 2007, MONUC stated that it remains concerned with the security situation in Ituri and North Kivu, and will be putting in place a "district without arms" objective in Ituri.
Security crucial to Kabila's success

IRIN - December 20, 2006

Joseph Kabila in Nairobi, KenyaJoseph Kabila won Congo's first democratic presidential elections in decades, but now the 35-year-old former guerrilla leader faces the daunting task of rebuilding from scratch a country almost the size of western Europe.
Trial begins for Congolese military and Anvil Mining ex employees accused of crimes related to the October 2004 Kilwa massacre

RAID - December 13, 2006

Anvil MiningThe trial of former Colonel Ademar Ilunga and eight of his subordinates for breaches of the Geneva Convention and its Additional Protocols will open on Tuesday, 12 December in Lubumbashi, DR Congo before the Military Court of Katanga (Case Number R.P 010/06).
High security in Kinshasa ahead of presidential inauguration

Monuc - December 5, 2006

Congo - KinshasaSecurity is high in Kinshasa ahead of the inauguration ceremony for newly elected DRC president Joseph Kabila, which will commence tomorrow at 11am on Wednesday December 5 2006 in the "Palais de la Nation".







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