|Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks
VOA News - May 3, 2014
|U.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.
|Police Investigate Former Prime Minister for Corruption
Nick Long/VOA News - May 14, 2012
|Police said they are investigating allegations that former prime minister Adolphe Muzito enriched himself from public funds. An inspector-general of Congo’s judicial police, Christophe Ndongo Nzita, said the investigation of Muzito has been going on for several weeks and a report is expected in the near future.
|$70 Million in Congo Mining Revenue Untraceable, Investigators Say
VOA News - March 5, 2012
|Anti-corruption investigators say they cannot trace more than $70 million that mining companies claim to have paid to the government. The gap between what mining companies pay and what Congo's government should receive may be far greater than the tens of millions unaccounted for, a report says.
|32 Million Congolese Voters Set to Elect Their Leaders
Congo News Agency - November 27, 2011
|More than 32 million Congolese voters are set to go to the polls on Monday to elect their president and national Members of Parliament for the next 5 years. After a campaign charged with claims and counterclaims, it’s time for the voices of the Congolese people to be heard.
|Candidates to Make Last Stand in Kinshasa before Monday's Election
Congo News Agency - November 26, 2011
|The leading candidates in Monday’s presidential election are set to hold dueling rallies in Kinshasa on Saturday, the last day of the campaign. President Kabila will rally supporters at Stade des Martyrs, while Etienne Tshisekedi has announced a rally in the capital upon his arrival at Ndjili airport. Vital Kamerhe will also hold a final rally at Stade Tata Raphael.
|Kabila Confident He Will Win Re-Election
Congo News Agency - October 18, 2011
|With only 6 weeks left before presidential and parliamentary elections, President Kabila, at a wide-ranging news conference on Tuesday, said that he is confident he will win re-election in November. “I know one thing for sure, I will not lose,” Mr. Kabila replied when asked if he thinks there is a candidate who could beat him.
|Global Witness welcomes DR Congo's decision to publish resource contracts
Global Witness - June 3, 2011
|A decree published this week by the Democratic Republic of Congo commits the government to disclose all natural resource contracts within 60 days of their coming into effect. The decision is a welcome move which could help reduce corruption in the country if fully implemented, Global Witness said today.
|Etienne Tshisekedi Rallies Supporters in Kinshasa
Congo News Agency - April 24, 2011
|At least 50,000 people attended veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi first big rally in Kinshasa on Sunday, ahead of the presidential election due later this year. Many more supporters were refused entry to the packed Stade Tata Raphael.
|Paris Club cancels 7.35 billion of Congo debt
Paris Club - November 17, 2010
|As a contribution to restoring the DRC’s debt sustainability, the Paris Club creditors will provide a cancellation of USD 7.35 billion, fulfilling all their commitments under the enhanced HIPC initiative. Paris Club creditors expressed their concern over the business environment and urged the Government of the DRC to carry out further reforms to improve governance, strengthen the rule of law and fight corruption.