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DR Congo displaced threatened by criminal abuses and spread of diseases, warns UN

UN News - November 11, 2008

Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that the perpetrators of recent targeted killings of civilians, looting and rape in the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will face justice.
President Joseph Kabila Sends Congratulatory Message to President-Elect Barack Obama

Congo Planet - November 6, 2008

Joseph Kabila and Barack ObamaIt is with immense pleasure that I send you the heartfelt congratulations of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following your historic election to the presidency of the United States of America.
Why Congolese Hope Barack Obama Wins U.S. Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - November 4, 2008

Barack ObamaA bill introduced by U.S. Senator Barack Obama, in his first year in the Senate, supports the Congolese government position that the presence of Rwandan Hutu militias (FLDR) and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in eastern Congo is being used as a "pretext" by Rwanda and Uganda to continue their "interference" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ban Ki-moon appoints Olusegun Obasanjo as his Special Envoy to the DRC

UN News - November 4, 2008

Olusegun Obasanjo“The conflict along the Rwandan and Congolese border has gone on too long, with catastrophic consequences,” Mr. Ban said. “We need peace – an end to fighting so that the region’s people can enjoy a measure of stability and prosperity.”
No Popular Support for Laurent Nkunda in Congo

Congo News Agency - October 31, 2008

Kivu - Congo - IDPsLaurent Nkunda’s new argument for continuing his unpopular war is that he wants “to liberate the entire country”. This assertion would be laughable if it didn’t have such tragic consequences. The vast majority of Congolese do not support his rebellion. Congolese have never supported, and will never support, a rebellion backed by Rwanda. The rebels have lots of guns, and support in Rwanda, but they lack popular support in Congo.
US Assistant Secretary to Meet DRC President Kabila Over Rebel Insurgency

VOA News - October 30, 2008

Jendayi FrazerThe US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs is expected to meet President Joseph Kabila and other Congolese officials Thursday to address ongoing clashes between the government and the rebels in the restive North Kivu Province.
Force not the solution in violence-ridden eastern DR Congo, top UN envoy says

UN News - October 28, 2008

IDPs in North-Kivu, CongoMONUC is intervening to thwart the CNDP’s attempt to attack the province’s capital Goma and other population centres, according to Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.
Fresh Clashes in DRC Displace Scores in North Kivu Province

VOA News - October 15, 2008

DRC refugee campThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) says fresh clashes Tuesday night between government forces and rebels have contributed to more than 150-thousand people internally displaced. The report says Congolese army tanks pounded rebel-held hilltops and repelled an attack on a military base in the east on Tuesday in the latest round of fighting against rebels loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda.
Joseph Kabila appoints Adolphe Muzito as new Prime Minister

Congo Planet - October 10, 2008

Adolphe MuzitoPresident Joseph Kabila named Adolphe Muzito as the new Prime Minister on Friday in a decree read on state television. He had been the Minister of the Budget in the government led by Antoine Gizenga until the former Prime Minister resigned last month.
Some Congolese Welcome Prime Minister's Resignation

VOA News - September 26, 2008

Antoine GizengaCritics of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila's government have welcomed with open arms yesterday's (Thursday) resignation of Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga. Prime Minister Gizenga tendered his resignation to President Kabila claiming his age and health make it impossible for him to effectively perform his duties. But his critics say he has failed to revive the country's faltering economy and end violent clashes between the army and rebels.







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