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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.
Kabila Rival Wins DRC Senate Seat

VOA News - January 19, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaThe losing candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo's historic October presidential runoff election has won a seat in the country's new senate. Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader who became vice president during a three-year transitional period, has vowed to use his seat in the senate to lead the political opposition.  Joe Bavier has more for VOA from Kinshasa.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to visit DRC at the end of January

Monuc - January 18, 2007

Ban Ki-MoonNewly appointed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will visit the DRC for the first time at the end of January 2007, as part of his first overseas trip as UN Secretary General.
Renegade General's Forces to Rejoin Congo Army

VOA News - January 18, 2007

Laurent NkundaDemocratic Republic of Congo's renegade General Laurent Nkunda has said his forces are reintegrating into the country's national army, following an informal peace deal struck in neighboring Rwanda. Nkunda, who led troops loyal to him into rebellion in 2004, is being sought under an international arrest warrant for war crimes.
The 11 permanent offices of the Provincial Assemblies have been installed

Monuc - January 15, 2007

Elections - CongoThe permanent offices of the provincial Assemblies have been installed on Sunday 14 January 2007 in accordance with the rearranged calendar of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Jean-Pierre Bemba's platform is controlling four of the eleven provincial offices.
Pit Collapse Exposes DRC's Shaky Mining Structure

VOA News - January 14, 2007

Congo minersThe collapse of a diamond pit mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this month, in which 15 people were reported killed, has highlighted the dangers of primitive, open pit mining.
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.
Congolese Mourn Politically-Charged Cardinal

VOA News - January 12, 2007

Cardinal Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-BamungwabiCitizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo are mourning the death of Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, the country's top Roman Catholic prelate. Cardinal Etsou died on January 6 of pneumonia in Belgium. As his body was returned for a scheduled burial in the Congo on Monday, mourners remembered him as a religious and political leader.
International support vital to new government

IRIN - January 10, 2007

Joseph KabilaThe international community should continue its support for the new government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help it overcome serious security and political challenges, the International Crisis Group (ICG), a Brussels-based think-tank, said on Wednesday.
The Executive Office of the National Assembly installed

Monuc - January 9, 2007

Congo - parliamentThe executive office of the National Assembly of the DRC has been officially installed this Tuesday January 9 2007. The ceremony took place in the People's Palace, in the absence of head of State J. Kabila, who was due to preside over proceedings.







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