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Botswana Urges Joseph Kabila to Step Down

VOA News - February 26, 2018

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila (L) walks alongside South Africa President Jacob Zuma (C), and Mozambique President Armando Guebuza during a lunch break at the SADC summit in Maputo on June 15, 2013The southern African nation of Botswana has taken the unusual step of directly criticizing Congolese President Joseph Kabila, saying his refusal to hold long overdue elections is driving deadly violence and a growing humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks

VOA News - May 3, 2014

John Kerry (R) with Raymond Tshibanda in KinshasaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will meet with President Joseph Kabila. The two leaders are expected to discuss recent security gains against rebel groups in eastern Congo.
Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal

VOA News - February 24, 2013

SADC, ICGLR leaders sign DR Congo peace deal in Addis AbabaEleven African countries have signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 11 signing countries are from the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region will likely lead to deploying an intervention brigade in the DRC.
The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense

Congo News Agency - November 28, 2012

Presidents Joseph Kabila, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame in Kampala, UgangaThe M23 rebels say they want to “liberate” DR Congo. They say they will take their fight thousands of miles westward to the capital Kinshasa if necessary. The M23 want to overthrow Kabila? Nonsense. It could be argued that Rwanda and Uganda have never had, and will likely never have, a better friend in power in Kinshasa than Mr. Kabila.
Great Lakes Regional Summit to Focus on Congo Resource Exploitation

VOA News - December 15, 2010

ColtanEleven heads of state and government are to meet Wednesday in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, at a Great Lakes regional summit to look at the problem of illegal exploitation of natural resources in eastern Congo and the negative consequences this has had for the region.
Expulsions mark rising tensions over resources

IRIN - October 28, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Eduardo Dos SantosAngola's "very violent" expulsion of about 200 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals from its territory this month is a sign of the increasing "bad blood" between the neighbours that analysts believe revolves around border demarcations and conflicting claims to resources, particularly oil.
UN DR Congo Report Exposes Grave Crimes

Human Rights Watch - October 1, 2010

Rwandan refugees in DR CongoOn October 1, 2010, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published the report of its human rights mapping exercise on Congo. United Nations members should make a concerted international effort to initiate judicial investigations into grave human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo documented by the UN and bring those responsible to justice.
Great Lakes regional body calls for free, fair elections in member states

Xinhua - May 23, 2010

Great Lakes - AfricaThe International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on Sunday urged its member states to hold free and fair elections in order to avoid the region from slipping back to anarchy.
Great Lakes states meet in Uganda over conflict minerals

Xinhua - May 23, 2010

Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,TanzaniaSenior government officials from the Great Lakes region on Sunday started a two-day meeting here that will discuss among others the illegal exploitation of natural resources that is fueling conflicts in the region.
African leaders arrive in Luanda for CAN2010 opening ceremony

Xinhua - January 10, 2010

Congo mapAfrican leaders began to arrive in Luanda on Sunday to attend the opening ceremony of the final-stage matches of the soccer African Cup of Nations, the most popular sports extravaganza on the continent.



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