|Actor Ben Affleck Advocates More US Involvement in DRC
VOA News - December 3, 2010
|Hollywood Actor and Director Ben Affleck was in Washington this week, pushing for greater US engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has founded an organization called "The Eastern Congo Initiative." Affleck says the DRC is at a critical juncture in its transition from war to peace.
|UN Sanctions FDLR Leaders, CNDP Rebel Commander Integrated into Army
Congo News Agency - December 2, 2010
|The United Nations Security Council imposed targeted measures including travel bans and asset freezes on three Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) leaders and a former Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) commander integrated in the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), on Wednesday, at the request of the permanent missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
|U.S. Financial Bill Will Require Disclosure on Conflict Minerals - Hillary Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - July 22, 2010
|President Obama has now signed into law a measure that will require corporations to publicly disclose what they are doing to ensure that their products don't contain these minerals. The DRC has formally expressed its support for this law and has thanked both the executive and legislative branches of our government. This is one of several steps we are taking to stop this illicit and deadly trade.
|The United States seeks a new era of partnership with the DRC - Hillary Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - June 30, 2010
|On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the occasion of your fiftieth anniversary of independence this June 30.
|Clinton Pushes UN Resolution to Curb Violence Against Girls
VOA News - September 25, 2009
|Clinton says preventing the exploitation and marginalization of girls is no longer an afterthought but a core foreign policy objective of the United States, which is co-sponsoring a Security Council resolution on the issue next week.
|Clinton Praises Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa
VOA News - August 17, 2009
|During her trip to Africa last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited a $30-million private hospital established by Congolese basketball star Dikembe Mutombo. The former athlete has turned his attention to the issue of health care, one of Africa's most pressing problems.
|African development needs more actions, less words
Xinhua - August 15, 2009
|U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her 11-day, seven-nation African tour on Thursday without announcing sincere and pragmatic actions to promote African development except promising financial aid to very few countries she visited.
|Congo Defends China Mineral Deal
VOA News - August 12, 2009
|The Democratic Republic of Congo is defending a $9 billion mineral deal with China that is holding up a major international agreement aimed at reducing the DRC's external debt. China's biggest investment deal in Africa would give state-owned firms the right to develop Congolese copper and cobalt mines in exchange for building roads, railways, hydroelectric dams, universities, airports and hospitals.
|Clinton, Congo President Discuss Security in Country's Eastern Kivu Region
VOA News - August 12, 2009
|U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Congolese President Joseph Kabila say they are both committed to improving security in Congo's troubled Kivu regions. Secretary Clinton announced $17 million in new U.S. assistance to help victims of sexual violence in Congo.
|Student's question lost in translation 'struck a nerve' with Hillary Clinton
CNN - August 11, 2009
|The tense moment happened as Clinton spoke to students at a Congolese university in Kinshasa. A male student rose to ask a question about Chinese financial contracts in his country. The student asked Clinton what President Obama would think of the deal, but pool reporters in the room said the translator made a mistake and asked what Bill Clinton would think.