|DR Congo growth above 7 percent in 2010 - IMF
International Monetary Fund - September 3, 2011
|"Macroeconomic performance was strong in 2010. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth was above 7 percent, inflation fell to below 10 percent for the first time in several years, and the external position improved," says the International Monetary Fund.
|PPRD Convention Chooses Kabila as Presidential Candidate
Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - August 22, 2011
|The People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy nominated President Joseph Kabila as its candidate for the November presidential election on Sunday, the last day of its second convention – which was being held at Stade des Martyrs since Friday.
|Tshisekedi Draws Huge Crowds in Kinshasa
Le Potentiel - August 10, 2011
|The president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress staged an impressive show of force in the capital certain to bolster his claim that he is the best candidate from the opposition to challenge President Joseph Kabila in the one-round presidential election scheduled for November 28.
|At least 50 Dead after Two Boats Collide on Ruki River
Radio Okapi - July 29, 2011
|At least 50 people drowned and 35 are missing after two boats collided on the Ruki River in Equateur province, officials said on Friday. The accident occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday night when a boat carrying 200 passengers and merchandise hit a ferry without passengers near Ingende, about 115 km upstream from Mbandaka.
|31 Million Registered to Vote
Congo News Agency - July 20, 2011
|The Congolese government has given an additional $30 million US to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the chairman of INEC, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, said on Tuesday in Kinshasa. INEC announced on Sunday that 31 million people have registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
|DR Congo, South Korea Sign Cooperation Agreements
Le Potentiel - July 8, 2011
|South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak and President Joseph Kabila held a summit in Kinshasa on Thursday to promote practical cooperation in energy, resources development, infrastructure construction projects, and agriculture.
|Floribert Chebeya killers sentenced to death
BBC News - June 23, 2011
|A 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.
|President Jacob Zuma ends working visit to the DRC
thepresidency.gov.za - June 21, 2011
|South Africa and the DRC signed in 2004 the General Cooperation Agreement that actively promotes political, economic and social cooperation between the two countries and the agreement has over the years enabled the countries to sign several sectoral agreements and memoranda of understanding, including the Agreement on Cooperation in the Water Sector that was signed today.
|Gold smugglers charged in Kenyan court
BBC News - May 12, 2011
|Three 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.
|The Electoral Dilemma
International Crisis Group - May 5, 2011
|The latest report from the International Crisis Group examines the circumstances under which the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing for its second set of democratic elections.