|President Kabila to Deliver State of the Nation Address
Congo Planet - December 4, 2007
|President Joseph Kabila will deliver his first State of the Nation address on December 6th, one year to the day after being sworn-in as a democratically elected president.
|Graft clouds DRC donor conference
BBC News - November 29, 2007
|A major international donor conference for the Democratic Republic of Congo is being held in Paris. It is the first opportunity for the international community to pledge aid for the country since 2006 polls that confirmed Joseph Kabila as president.
|Curfew imposed in Equateur to stem worsening insecurity
IRIN - November 28, 2007
|Authorities in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) province of Equateur have imposed a nighttime curfew in the area until further notice in a bid to curb insecurity, including murder and extortion by armed men.
|DR Congo Rebels Deny Demise of Leader
VOA News - November 26, 2007
|In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Congress for the People's Defense rebel group has categorically denied that its leader, General Laurent Nkunda is dead. The rebels say the speculation is a calculated attempt by President Joseph Kabila's government to undermine the group's unity of purpose, which they say is to protect the Tutsi minority in the country. They also criticized the United Nations military force (MONUC) of backing government forces against the rebels.
|Kabila reshuffles government
Congo News Agency - November 26, 2007
|President Joseph Kabila announced the names of ministers in the new Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga today. Most key ministers of the previous cabinet retained their positions.
|South Kivu governor sacked over violence
BBC News - November 15, 2007
|The governor of South Kivu region in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been impeached for failing to protect the state from violence.
|MONUC blames disinformation as protests over aid mount in North Kivu
IRIN - November 7, 2007
|Growing impatience over aid deliveries to displaced civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo's province of North Kivu has sparked another demonstration against the UN mission there, MONUC, which blamed the unrest on deliberately-spread false rumours.
|Sixteen Ituri warlords give up the fight
IRIN - November 6, 2007
|A senior DRC official has declared the war-ravaged northeastern region of Ituri free of armed groups after 16 senior commanders flew to Kinshasa to join the regular army.
|DRC President Will Head Regional African Economic Body
VOA News - October 31, 2007
|The 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.&
|DRC North Kivu Militia Leader Surrenders to UN
VOA News - October 29, 2007
|U.N. and Congolese officials say a local militia leader has surrendered to peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive North Kivu province. The officials say Mai Mai militia leader Kibamba Kasereka turned himself over to U.N. forces earlier Saturday after his fighters were surrounded by government troops.