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Floribert Chebeya killers sentenced to death

BBC News - June 23, 2011

Floribert ChebeyaA military court has sentenced to death four policemen for killing a prominent human rights activist. Floribert Chebeya, head of the Congolese charity Voice of the Voiceless, was murdered last June. Mr Chebeya, a frequent critic of the government, received regular threats in a career spanning more than 20 years.
UN envoy tells Security Council of improving security, remaining threats

UN News Service - June 9, 2011

Special Representative Roger Meece briefs the Security Council on the situation in the DRC“There has been significant progress regarding the security situation in recent years in eastern DRC,” said Roger Meece, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), in a briefing to the Council.
DR Congo edge out Mauritius

BBC Sport - June 5, 2011

DR Congo football team - LeopardsDR Congo kept themselves in the hunt for a place at next year's Africa Cup of Nations finals with a 2-1 win in Mauritius on Sunday. On a bright, sunny day in Belle Vue, the home side took the lead after just nine minutes when Jonathan Bru converted a penalty following a foul on Fabrice Pitchia. But the Congolese hit back through Saudi Arabia-based striker Diba Ilunga. Kabangu Mulota then grabbed the winning goal in first-half stoppage time.
UN Security Council discusses key challenges and risks in an election year in DR Congo

UN News - May 18, 2011

Ban Ki-moonThe Security Council today called for urgent steps to strengthen institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the Government to ensure that general elections slated for late this year are inclusive, transparent and peaceful.
Gold smugglers charged in Kenyan court

BBC News - May 12, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Mwai Kibaki at Harambee House in Nairobi, KenyaThree suspected gold smugglers from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been charged with fraud in a Kenyan court. Their names appear on a list of DR Congo's 15 most-wanted gold smugglers, accused of stealing 2.5 tonnes of gold between July 2010 and February 2011.
TP Mazembe reach Champions League group stage

BBC Sport - May 8, 2011

TP MazembeReigning champions TP Mazembe edged through to the group stage of the Champions League on Sunday. The DR Congo side beat Morocco's Wydad Casablanca 2-0 in the third round, second-leg game at home in Lubumbashi. This means they reach the group phase of the continent's flagship club tournament, 2-1 on aggregate.
Germany: Groundbreaking Trial for Congo War Crimes

Human Rights Watch - May 2, 2011

Ignace MurwanashyakaThe trial of two Rwandan rebel leaders arrested in Germany for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo makes the world a smaller place for suspected war criminals, Human Rights Watch said today.
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.
Police display suspects in failed coup attempt

Congo News Agency - March 8, 2011

Colonel Lole OnyondoAuthorities displayed to the press on Monday 126 people suspected of involvement in a February 27 coup attempt against President Joseph Kabila. The police said that 44 of the suspects have already been presented to judicial authorities. The remaining 82 are still being questioned.
Kabila, Kibaki meet over smuggled gold from eastern Congo

ACP - March 6, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Mwai Kibaki at Harambee House in Nairobi, KenyaPresidents Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mwai Kibaki of Kenya met on Friday at Harambee House in Nairobi, Kenya, over a “significant amount of gold”, estimated to be worth US $113 million, smuggled to Kenya from eastern Congo.







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