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Congo President Begins Forming New Government

VOA News - December 21, 2006

Joseph Kabila, Zanga Mobutu and Antoine GizengaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's newly elected leader, Joseph Kabila, is trying to figure out how to form a new government while keeping promises made to various parties during the election period. Some groups say the coalitions and commitments are creating obstacles to the country's political progress.
UN reports security improvement with many militia groups demobilizing

UN News Service - December 20, 2006

Congo MilitiamenSecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has improved, with numerous militia groups joining the United Nations-run disarmament programme, and calm returning in the east after fighting between the Congolese Army and partisans of a rogue general, the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) reported today.
Security crucial to Kabila's success

IRIN - December 20, 2006

Joseph Kabila in Nairobi, KenyaJoseph Kabila won Congo's first democratic presidential elections in decades, but now the 35-year-old former guerrilla leader faces the daunting task of rebuilding from scratch a country almost the size of western Europe.
Signing of Nairobi pact paves the way for peace in the Great Lakes region

Monuc - December 18, 2006

Signing of stability pact between the country of the Great Lakes - Joseph Kabila - Congo DRCWith the signing of the Nairobi pact on Friday December 15 2006 by DRC, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, it paves the way for security, stability and development in the region, after years of conflict.
At UN meeting, 11 African countries from Great Lakes region sign new stability pact

UN News Service - December 16, 2006

Congo - Great Lakes ConferenceCulminating a two-day summit meeting at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, African leaders from eleven countries today signed a Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes region which Secretary-General Kofi Annan has praised for its potential to consolidate peace in a region that has seen some of the world’s deadliest conflicts.
DRC's Kabila Faces Unruly, Corrupt Mining Sector

VOA News - December 15, 2006

Joseph Kabila inaugurationAs the Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila begins his first democratically elected presidential term, he faces the challenge of radical reform in the mining sector, which has been marked by decades of corruption and mismanagement.
Leaders meet over peace, development and humanitarian crises

IRIN - December 14, 2006

Joseph Kabila meet with other Great Lakes region head of states in Nairobi, KenyaThe humanitarian crises precipitated by numerous civil wars in Africa's Great Lakes region can best be mitigated by consolidating peace and political stability to promote development, leaders at a summit in Nairobi said on Thursday."We need to consolidate the delicate equation of peace and security, and begin to direct our energies towards reconstruction and development," Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, the incoming Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, said.
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.
DRC elections raise peace hopes for region

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo - Great Lakes ConferenceAn international conference aimed at enhancing peace, security and development in Africa's Great Lakes Region is under way in Nairobi, with delegates expressing optimism that the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo heralded an era of stability in the volatile region.
After four-year process, region is closer to peace

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,TanzaniaWhen preparations for the international conference on peace, security, democracy and development in the Great Lakes region began in 2003, United Nations and African Union (AU) officials were at pains to explain that this was a process, not just a meeting, that would take years to achieve. Four years later, the last of two state summits in this process is scheduled for 14-15 December in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.







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