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Congo's Bemba Leaves For Portugal While Supporters Feel Persecuted

VOA News - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaThe former rebel and current opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has left for Portugal after seeking refuge for several weeks at the South African embassy in Kinshasa, while his supporters say they still feel persecuted. This follows deadly violence in March between Bemba's guard and Congo's post-war security forces.
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to visit programs for ex-combatants in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Bank Group - March 6, 2007

Paul WolfowitzDuring his visit to Central Africa (March 7-9), World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will visit programs for ex-combatants in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their demobilization and reintegration are being supported by funding from the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP).
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.
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.
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.
High security in Kinshasa ahead of presidential inauguration

Monuc - December 5, 2006

Congo - KinshasaSecurity 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".
Profile: Jean-Pierre Gombo Bemba - Mouvement de libération du Congo

IRIN - August 23, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaBemba, 44, is a serving vice-president in charge of finance in the Democractic Republic of Congo's transitional government, and one of two contenders in the second round of presidential elections scheduled for 29 October. He is the leader of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), a former rebel group that became a political party after the 2002 peace agreement.
ICC defers militia leader's hearing

IRIN - June 1, 2006

The International Criminal Court will hold the confirmation hearing in the case against former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga on 28 September, three month later than the initial date set, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said.


ICC reviewing suit against ex-president, official says

IRIN - April 27, 2006

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is reviewing an application filed by the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) against former President Ange-Felix Patasse and four of his aides, to decide whether or not the prosecutor's office would order an inquiry into their alleged crimes, ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said.









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