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Congo Military Tribunal Acquits Woman of Inciting Supreme Court Arson

VOA News - April 30, 2007

Thérèse Nlandu MpoloA military tribunal in Democratic Republic of Congo has acquitted a woman accused of inciting the arson of the Supreme Court. The trial against opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyer, has been a test case for human rights in Congo, as Franz Wild reports for VOA from Kinshasa.
President Bush praises Dikembe Mutombo during State of the Union Address

Congo Planet - January 23, 2007

Dikembe Mutombo at the State of the UnionDikembe Mutombo was among the guests of honor at the State of the Union Address. During his annual speech to the nation, President Bush praised Dikembe Mutombo for building a new hospital in the Congo and never forgetting the land of his birth even after becoming a star in the NBA, and a citizen of the United States.
The AMP of President Kabila takes the majority of seats in the Senate

Monuc - January 22, 2007

Congo DRC senatorial electionsAccording to the results published by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on January 20 2007, the Alliance for the Presidential Majority (AMP) of president Joseph Kabila have achieved an absolute majority with 58 senate seats out of a total of 108. In contrast, the Union for the Nation (UpN) of Jean Pierre Bemba won a total of 21 seats.
Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi dies at 76

Congo Planet - January 7, 2007

Cardinal Etsou - Archbishop of KinshasaCardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi died on Saturday in the University Hospital of Leuven, in Belgium. He was born on 3 December 1930,he was ordained priest on 13 July, 1958,and he became Archbishop of Mbandaka-Bikoro on 11 November 1977. He was proclaimed a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II on 28 June 1991.
Jean-Pierre Bemba to run for Kinshasa senate seat

Congo Planet - December 12, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaJean-Pierre Bemba has submitted papers in a bid to run for a senate seat for the city of Kinshasa.
Kabila Sworn In as DRC's Elected President

VOA News - December 6, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeThirty-five-year-old Joseph Kabila has been sworn-in as the newly elected post-war president in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wearing a dark suit and raising his right hand, Mr. Kabila said he would only be guided by general interest and act as a faithful servant of the people. The ceremony was held under tight security in Kinshasa.
More fighting breaks out in the east

IRIN - December 5, 2006

Congo - Kinshasa map showing GomaRenewed fighting broke out on Tuesday between dissident soldiers allied to a former army chief and the regular army in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Video: Joseph and Olive Kabila celebrate after the decision by the Supreme Court on 11.28.2006

Présidence de la République - December 1, 2006

Joseph and Olive KabilaJoseph and Olive Kabila celebrate after the decision by the Supreme Court on 11.28.2006
Bemba condemns poll ruling but ready to lead opposition

IRIN - November 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe loser in Congo's presidential election, Jean-Pierre Bemba, said on Tuesday that while he disagreed with the Supreme Court's endorsement of rival Joseph Kabila as winner, he would lead the opposition.
Former DRC Rebel Concedes Election Defeat

VOA News - November 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaFormer rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has conceded defeat in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The winner, Joseph Kabila, son of an assassinated former coup leader, will be inaugurated next week.







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