|Thousands of Women March Against M23 Rebels in Kinshasa
Congo News Agency - November 24, 2012
|Thousands of women protested against the M23 rebels in Kinshasa on Friday in the biggest demonstration yet in DR Congo’s capital against the rebels’ capture of the eastern Congo city of Goma on Tuesday. Women took the streets to condemn the M23 rebels, and the failure of the Congolese army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop the rebels’ advance.
|DR Congo Officials Vow to Defend Goma Against M23 Rebels
Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012
|North Kivu province Governor Julien Paluku has reassured residents of the eastern Congo city of Goma that it remains under the control of the Congolese army. He dismissed rumors that top government and military officials have fled towards Bukavu, in South Kivu province. Military officials in Goma vowed to defend the city against an attack by M23 rebels.
|Kabila's Senior Advisor Katumba Mwanke Dies in Plane Crash
Radio Okapi - February 12, 2012
|A private jet belonging to former Katanga Province governor Katumba Mwanke crashed at 1pm on Sunday near the airport of Bukavu, South Kivu Province. According to state radio and television broadcaster RTNC, Katumba Mwanke, the pilot, and the copilot were killed.
|Campaigning in Eastern Congo, Kamerhe Vows To Restore State Authority
Radio Okapi - November 22, 2011
|Presidential candidate Vital Kamerhe held a meeting at Independence Square in Bukavu, South Kivu Province, on Monday. The president of the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) told his many supporters in his hometown that if elected his priority will be “restoring state authority.”
|Tshisekedi Denies Telling Supporters to Use Violence
Congo News Agency - November 19, 2011
|During an interview with the French service of the Voice of America on Thursday, Etienne Tshisekedi denied telling his supporters to use violence last week. The presidential candidate repeated his claim that he is the current president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
|Women March against Sexual Violence in Eastern Congo
Congo News Agency - October 17, 2010
|First Lady Olive Lembe Kabila led a march by thousands of women through the streets of Bukavu, in eastern Congo, on Sunday. They were marching against the sexual violence – and violence in general – that has plagued the region, where rape has been used as a weapon of war by armed groups for years.
|President Kabila Pays Respects to Sange Victims
Congo News Agency - July 5, 2010
|President Joseph Kabila arrived in Bukavu on Monday morning and went straight from Kavumu airport to the bedsides of the victims of Friday night oil tanker explosion in Sange, who had been transferred to hospitals in the capital of South Kivu province.
|Two Days of Mourning Declared after 235 Die from Oil Tanker Explosion
Congo News Agency - July 4, 2010
|President Jospeh Kabila has declared two days of mourning following the death of 235 people in an oil tanker truck explosion in eastern Congo. In a speech to the nation on Sunday, president Kabila said that the Congolese flag will fly at half-mast on Monday and Tuesday to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on Friday night in the town of Sange, near Uvira.
|Oil tanker blaze 'kills 200' in eastern Congo
BBC News - July 3, 2010
|At least 200 people are feared dead after an oil tanker exploded and set fire to parts of a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The truck, travelling from Tanzania, overturned in the village of Sange.
|Insecurity prompts political crisis in South Kivu
IRIN - November 16, 2007
|Democratic Republic of Congo's war-ravaged province of South Kivu has been plunged into a political crisis after the governor rejected the provincial assembly's decision to sack him for mismanagement.