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Kabila Makes Re-Election Pitch in Speech to the Nation

ACP - September 15, 2011

Joseph KabilaSeeking a second term in office in November, President Joseph Kabila pledged to make the Democratic Republic of Congo an emerging country on Wednesday during a speech to the nation in Kingakati, east of Kinshasa, attended by members of his political family.
2010 Human Development Report analyses long-term development trends

UNDP - November 4, 2010

UNDPDespite often severe adversities, many African countries have made often overlooked progress in recent decades. However, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe are the only countries with lower Human Development Index values today than in 1970, due to the deadly combination of conflict and AIDS driving down life expectancy.
DR Congo improves education, child survival but greater efforts needed - UN

UN News - October 6, 2010

Students in DR CongoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has made significant progress in education and child survival in recent years, but much more needs to be done to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a new United Nations-backed study. Three out of four children now go to school, a 23 per cent increase over 2000 with near parity for girls and boys, the fourth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (UNICEF), reported.
Pope urges end to war, education of youth in Congo

Catholic News Agency - April 29, 2010

Pope Benedict XVIReferring to the "particularly difficult and tragic moments" in the country's recent history, the Holy Father stated that in the Congo the Catholic Church, "herself wounded in many of her members and structures," has the desire to contribute to the process of interior healing and fraternity.
President Jacob Zuma to Co-Chair the 6th SA-DRC Bi-National Summit in Pretoria

dfa.gov.za - October 30, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Jacob ZumaSouth African President Jacob Zuma will, on 30 October 2009, co-chair the SA-DRC Bi- National Summit with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, President Joseph Kabila at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. President Jacob Zuma will be supported by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and 11 other Government Ministers and Senior Officials.
Member States elect 31 countries to join UNESCO's governing body

UN News - October 14, 2009

UNESCOMember States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO today elected 31 countries to join the governing body of the Paris-based agency for the next four years.
UNICEF: Grave violations of children's rights during armed conflicts must end

Xinhua - April 30, 2009

Congo child soldiersThe UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday joined the call of UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon for an end to the recruitment and sexual exploitation of children by armed groups in theaters of conflict.



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