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Secuirity Council Delegation Meets Congo President Kabila

VOA News - June 7, 2008

Jean-Maurice RipertThe U.N. Security Council says Congo's president has a vision for his country that includes improving security through the disarming of rebel groups and holding talks with them to bring lasting peace to his country. Council members met with President Joseph Kabila in Congo Saturday at his presidential palace.
UN looks to DR Congo withdrawal

BBC News - June 7, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoA UN Security Council team has mooted eventually withdrawing peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo - the world's largest UN mission. The prospect was raised when diplomats on a tour of Africa's hotspots met Congolese President Joseph Kabila in his palace on the River Congo's banks.
Hundreds Protest Arrest of Jean-Pierre Bemba in DRC

VOA News - May 27, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaAbout 1,000 people have marched in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, to protest the arrest of former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba on war crimes charges. The demonstrators Tuesday blew whistles, carried posters and chanted "Free Bemba."
After two key deals, what progress towards peace in North Kivu?

IRIN - May 14, 2008

Nkunda soldiersTwo agreements signed since the end of 2007 offer some hope for an end to more than a decade of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even if fighting has continued and a lasting solution has yet to be found to the presence in the region of Rwandan Hutu rebels, according to analysts.
Government raises minimum wage

Congo News Agency - May 3, 2008

Congo - KinshasaPresident Joseph Kabila signed a decree raising the daily minimum wage on Wednesday. The new minimum wage across the country will be set to 1,120 Congolese Francs ($2US) starting June 1, 2008 and will go up to 1,680 ($3US) on January 1, 2009.
Tense relations between the DRC and Belgium

Congo News Agency - April 25, 2008

Joseph Kabila - Karel De GuchtBelgium is primarily a partner. Myself, well I hope that Belgium will always be a friend, a friendly country, with which I personally have no problem. But a year and a half after the elections, you cannot deal with the Democratic Republic of Congo as if we were in the nineties which were marked by the National Sovereign Conference, the transition, wars and so on. You should know that the Congo has completely changed, and that is the starting point: there is a legitimate power in place. Even before, I could not accept that people deal with our country as if it was still a colony.
Death Toll Rises After Hewa Bora Airways Plane Crash in Goma

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2008

Goma plane crashAuthorities in Goma were scrambling to take care of more than 100 people injured after a Hewa Bora Airways plane crashed into a market in Goma on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 40 and more than 20 people are still missing. People were lining up at the city's morgue to find out if their loved ones were among the dead.
SA to strengthen ties with DRC, funds needed

SABC News - April 3, 2008

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiA serious lack of funding is hampering the implementation of several agreements between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. High-level government officials from the two countries are now hammering out strategies to find adequate resources. They are expected to present their reports to Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Joseph Kabila during the final day of the South Africa - DRC Binational Commission, underway in Pretoria.
Victims of Bas-Congo violence in urgent need of medical care

IRIN - March 25, 2008

Congo mapA medical charity has expressed concerns that people wounded during clashes between the police and supporters of a politico-religious sect in the Bas-Congo province in southwest Democratic Republic of Congo are not receiving any medical help.
DR Congo bans sect after clashes

BBC News - March 22, 2008

Ne-Muanda NsemiThe Democratic Republic of Congo has banned a separatist religious sect in the west of the country following a bloody crackdown on the group. President Joseph Kabila's government withdrew recognition of Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) as a non-profit organisation.







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