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Kabila's Record 'Negative', Says Former Ally Vital Kamerhe

Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - September 17, 2011

Vital KamerheFormer Speaker of the National Assembly Vital Kamerhe says President Kabila was not truthful about the state of the country on Wednesday, when he laid out his plans for the next five years and touted his record in a speech broadcasted live on national television.
Floribert Chebeya killers sentenced to death

BBC News - June 23, 2011

Floribert ChebeyaA military court has sentenced to death four policemen for killing a prominent human rights activist. Floribert Chebeya, head of the Congolese charity Voice of the Voiceless, was murdered last June. Mr Chebeya, a frequent critic of the government, received regular threats in a career spanning more than 20 years.
Etienne Tshisekedi Rallies Supporters in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - April 24, 2011

Etienne TshisekediAt 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.
Police on trial for killing Floribert Chebeya

BBC News - November 12, 2010

Floribert Chebeya trial in KinshasaThe trial has started of eight officers charged with the murder of a prominent human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are accused of killing Floribert Chebeya, head of the charity Voice of the Voiceless, in June.
Joseph Kabila critic's 'suicide' doubted

BBC News - October 4, 2010

Joseph KabilaRelatives and activists have rejected suggestions that a man arrested for throwing stones at DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's convoy had committed suicide. Armand Tungulu Mudiandambu, a Belgian resident, was found dead in his cell on Saturday after his arrest last week by presidential bodyguards in Kinshasa.
Floribert Chebeya's autopsy 'inconclusive'

BBC - July 9, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaAn independent autopsy into the death of a human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not been able to establish how he died. But a team of international doctors say Floribert Chebeya's death last month was most likely heart-related. However, they did note superficial cuts and some bleeding around the wrists, forearms and the legs caused by an external source.
Ban Ki-moon inaugurates new phase of UN mission in DR Congo

UN News - July 1, 2010

Ban Ki-moonFrom today, the UN mission will be known as the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and will stay in the DRC only until 30 June next year. Last month, the Security Council passed a resolution authorizing the withdrawal of up to 2,000 UN military personnel – from an existing strength of 19,815 – by today from areas where security has improved enough to allow their removal.
UN experts welcome steps taken in wake of murder of Floribert Chebeya

UN News - June 9, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaA group of United Nations experts today welcomed the suspension of the chief of the national police of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the arrest of several officers in the investigation into last week’s murder of a prominent human rights defender. In a statement issued last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the Congolese interior ministry has ordered the State security service to investigate the death of Mr. Chebeya, stressing that the probe must be “thorough, transparent and independent, with full respect for due process and rule of law.”
DR Congo suspends police chief over Floribert Chebeya death

BBC News - June 6, 2010

John NumbiThe head of police in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been suspended following the death of a human rights activist, officials say. The police chief, John Numbi, is seen as a close ally of President Joseph Kabila. In a statement read out on television, Interior Minister Adolphe Lumanu said on Sunday that President Kabila was "determined that all light be shed" on Mr Chebeya's killing.
MLC Calls for Boycott of Independence Day Festivities

Congo News Agency - June 5, 2010

François MuambaThe Movement for the Liberation of Congo has called for a boycott of festivities being organized by the government to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence on June 30. Francois Muamba, the Secretary-General of the MLC, told the Voice of America on Friday that the “MLC, its elected officials, its leaders, and supporters, will not participate, under any circumstances, in the June 30th festivities.”



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