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Kabila Insists on Military Discipline as Mutiny Fades

Congo News Agency - April 11, 2012

Joseph Kabila with Congolese Army officers in Goma, North Kivu ProvincePresident Joseph Kabila held a two-hour meeting with army officers based in North and South Kivu provinces on Tuesday to insist on military discipline and cohesion. Many of the soldiers who defected last week have begun surrendering. DR Congo's Army Chief of Staff General Etumba said that those who do not comply with military regulations will be sanctioned individually according to their responsibilities in the mutiny even if they surrender.
DR Congo Government Warns Bosco Ntaganda He May Face Justice

Congo News Agency - April 6, 2012

Bosco NtagandaThe Congolese government said on Thursday that “irregular troop movements” have been observed in eastern Congo since last weekend. The troop movements are believed to be a show of force by General Bosco Ntaganda, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court, amid renewed calls for his arrest after his former boss, Thomas Lubanga, was convicted by the ICC on March 14 for using child soldiers.
Rwandan FDLR rebels 'kill 26 in DR Congo'

BBC News - January 4, 2012

FDLR rebels in South KivuAt least 26 people have been killed in attacks by a Rwandan militia group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army says. It says several remote villages in South Kivu province have been targeted since the start of January.
Tshisekedi Says He Is President-Elect, Asks Security Forces to Arrest Kabila

Congo News Agency - December 18, 2011

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi declared himself president-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday and called for the armed forces and the police to arrest President Joseph Kabila. "I ask all of you to look for him, wherever he is in the country, and bring him to me. Whoever brings me Kabila here, handcuffed, will receive a very big prize", Mr. Tshisekedi said.

Kabila Makes Re-Election Pitch in Speech to the Nation

ACP - September 15, 2011

Joseph KabilaSeeking a second term in office in November, President Joseph Kabila pledged to make the Democratic Republic of Congo an emerging country on Wednesday during a speech to the nation in Kingakati, east of Kinshasa, attended by members of his political family.
Controversy over "conflict minerals" law

IRIN - August 2, 2011

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateMajor industries are seeking to alter the proposed US reporting rules on “conflict minerals” mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a bid to stem the flow of money from minerals mined in eastern Congo, widely seen as fuelling the ongoing conflicts, the US government included a clause in the financial reform legislation of July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Rwanda genocide fugitive Bernard Munyagishari arrested

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - May 25, 2011

Congo - Rwanda borderThe International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda announced on 25 May 2011 the arrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo of ICTR fugitive Bernard Munyagishari, former President of the Interahamwe for Gisenyi, who was arrested in an operation mounted by the DRC Armed forces, in collaboration with the Office of the Prosecutor Tracking Unit in Kachanga, North Kivu.
Opportunity for change in eastern Congo's mines must be seized

Global Witness - May 18, 2011

Sacks of tin ore being loaded onto a plane near Bisie, for transportation to Goma.Shifts in the control of eastern Congo's mines have created opportunities to begin breaking the links between the mineral trade and the conflict that has plagued civilians for over a decade, says a new report from Global Witness today.
U.S. service members, Congo military quick-responders make final push to exercise finale

Tech. Sgt. John Orrell | AFNS - May 3, 2011

Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber Weaver conducts training to members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo?s armed forces (FARDC) quick response forceAfter a week of classroom training, during MEDLITE 11, U.S. service members, along with members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo armed forces quick-response force, or UMIR, began training May 2 here on a C-130 Hercules.
New rules for miners

IRIN - March 17, 2011

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateVarious stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining sector have signed a code of conduct designed to reduce fraud and increase transparency in an industry that has played a key role in the armed violence that has ravaged the east of the country for years, but there is still concern about illegal mining and the military’s role.







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