|At UN meeting, 11 African countries from Great Lakes region sign new stability pact
UN News Service - December 16, 2006
|Culminating 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
|As 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
|The 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 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
|An 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
|When 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.
|Annan, Security Council Urge Congolese to Work Together And Welcome New President
UN News - December 7, 2006
|United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today stressed the need for all Congolese to work together as he congratulated Joseph Kabila on his inauguration as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the recent elections, the first democratic polls in the strife-torn country in more than 40 years.
|Video: Joseph Kabila inauguration ceremony on 12.6.2006
Monuc - December 7, 2006
|Joseph Kabila inauguration ceremony on 12.6.2006.
|Kabila Sworn In as DRC's Elected President
VOA News - December 6, 2006
|Thirty-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.
|High security in Kinshasa ahead of presidential inauguration
Monuc - December 5, 2006
|Security is high in Kinshasa ahead of the inauguration ceremony for newly elected DRC president Joseph Kabila, which will commence tomorrow at 11am on Wednesday December 5 2006 in the "Palais de la Nation".