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ICC: Trial Chamber I orders release of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo - Implementation of the decision is pending

ICC - July 2, 2008

Thomas LubangaSince an appeal may be filed within five days, the order granting release shall not be enforced until the expiry of the five day time-limit. Furthermore, if an appeal is filed and a request is made in the appeal for suspensive effect, the accused shall not leave detention until the Appeals Chamber has resolved whether or not the effect of the order granting release is to be suspended.
ICC: confirmation hearing against Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

CPI - June 27, 2008

Germain KatangaThe Prosecutor charges Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui for deliberately planning and executing the attack against the village of Bogoro, on or around 24 February 2003.
Bandundu: UN brings aid to Congolese deportees from Angola

MONUC - June 12, 2008

MONUCAt its weekly press conference of 11 June 2008, MONUC said that it was facilitating the transport of a UN multi-agency team to the territory of Kasong-Lunda, Bandundu province, to bring much needed emergency kits and to evaluate the humanitarian and security situation of over 20,000 Congolsese deported from Angola.
Huge Congo-China Mining Deal Questioned

VOA News - May 15, 2008

Gecamines - KatangaA huge mining deal between the Democratic Republic of Congo and China is getting extra scrutiny as critics say it does not provide enough benefits for ordinary Congolese. But the government says it is crucial to the country's development.
International Criminal Court issues warrant for "The Terminator"

Congo News Agency - April 30, 2008

International Criminal CourtBosco Ntaganda, known as “The Terminator”, is accused of forceful enrollment of children under the age of 15 for military service in the Ituri region. The warrant alleges that these children received military training from the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC) in training camps in Bule, Cantrale, Mandro, Rwampara, Irumu, Bogoro and Sota.
Kinshasa: Female journalists plot their way forward

MONUC - April 9, 2008

Congo women in the mediaA morning of discussion under the theme "the independence of women in the media, their assets, limits and way forward" was organised by the Association of Women Journalists (AJPF) in Kinshasa on 8 April 2008. The meeting was attended by AJPF members and a representative from MONUC's Gender Office.
The Congolese government establishes a panel to review mining contracts

MONUC - March 28, 2008

Martin KabweluluDuring a press conference held on 24 March 2008 in his office, Mining Minister Martin Kabwelulu announced the establishment of a panel to review mining contracts, following the publication of the final report of the Review Commission set up by the Technical Cell for Mining Planning and Coordination (CTPCM). Among others, the tasks of the panel will be to readjust the share of the State in the different partnerships, said the Minister.
DR Congo to reveal mining deals

BBC News - March 20, 2008

Gecamines - KatangaThe Democratic Republic of Congo is to announce new mining deals a year after at least 60 contracts were suspended. The government said it wanted to ensure that the country's vast mineral wealth was used to benefit its people.
UN coordinates demining in southern DR Congo after anti-tank devices found

UN News - March 7, 2008

Anti-tank devicesThe United Nations and its partners are clearing a road in Katanga province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after two anti-tank mines were discovered on a key route, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country said today.
Lubanga Trial Delay Concerns

IWPR - February 29, 2008

Thomas LubangaThe judge hearing the case against Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga has expressed concern at continuing delays to the start the International Criminal Court's first-ever trial. The case was set to begin March 31at ICC courtrooms in The Hague but now seems unlikely to start before mid-June and could be pushed back even further. "I will make no secret of the fact of my real frustration, already expressed in no uncertain terms in open court, about delays in getting our first trial up and running," said British judge Adrian Fulford recently to a group of diplomats and human rights representatives in The Hague.







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