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Denis Mukwege Wins Sakharov Prize 2014

European Parliament - October 21, 2014

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1998, when a war took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where today he still treats victims of sexual violence who have sustained serious injuries.
New DR Congo amnesty law welcomed by UN envoys

UN News Center - February 5, 2014

Mary Robinson and Martin KoblerSenior United Nations officials today welcomed parliamentary approval of an amnesty law covering acts of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo dating back to mid-2000 as “the next step in bringing sustainable peace. The adopted law grants amnesty for acts of insurgency, acts of war and political offenses. The Envoys commend the new law for excluding amnesty for crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - November 4, 2013

Colonel Mamadou Ndala and the FARDC are welcomed by the population in a liberated townDR Congo’s army took control of the hill of Mbuzi on Monday, one of the last positions still being held by the M23 rebels, who have been entrenched on three hills near the borders with Rwanda and Uganda since they lost their last stronghold of Bunagana.
UN Security Council debate focuses on peace efforts for Africa's Great Lakes region

UN News Centre - July 25, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) addresses the Security Council. At right is United States Secretary of State John Kerry. UN Photo/JC McIlwaineThe Security Council today restated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa’s strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo

UN News Service - September 27, 2012

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of CongoStressing the need to end the suffering caused by the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has uprooted over 300,000 civilians since earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an urgent and peaceful resolution based on dialogue.
Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?

Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.

European Union to observe presidential and legislative elections

European Union - October 19, 2011

Mariya NedelchevaAt the invitation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the European Union is deploying an Election Observation Mission for the Presidential and Legislative elections, scheduled for 28 November 2011. The EU EOM, composed of 147 observers, will assess pre-election preparations and campaign in all provinces of the DRC, as well as voting, counting, tabulation processes and complaint procedures.
EU, DR Congo Sign Elections Funding Agreement

Radio Okapi - June 25, 2011

Elections officials counting votesThe Congolese Minister of Finance, Matata Ponyo, and the Representative of the European Union in the DRC, Ambassador Richard Zink, signed an agreement on elections funding on Friday in Kinshasa, with the EU saying it will provide 47,5 million euros for the upcoming elections.
Congo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence

Congo News Agency - June 30, 2010

Joseph KabilaAn impressive parade of the Congolese Armed Forces, the national police and civilians took place on Wednesday in Kinshasa, on the new Triumphal Boulevard, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s accession to national and internationally sovereignty.
Southern African countries move to single visa zone

Xinhua - February 26, 2010

SADCThe establishment of a single visa for all the member countries is one of the major objectives of the community, according to Raymond Tshibanda, the minister for international and regional cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Congo.







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