|New DR Congo amnesty law welcomed by UN envoys
UN News Center - February 5, 2014
|Senior 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.
|DR Congo, M23 Rebels Sign Declarations Marking End of Kampala Peace Talks
Radio Okapi - December 12, 2013
|DR Congo’s government and the former M23 rebels have signed two documents marking the end of the peace talks they were holding in Kampala, Uganda, since December of last year. The two sides each signed a different document from the one signed by the other side on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.
|Digging for the Perfect Elections in DR Congo
Congo News Agency - November 30, 2011
|Some in the western media have focused on what went wrong during Monday’s elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As they see it, the elections occurred in “chaos”, “violence”, “intimidation”, and – God forbid – if Joseph Kabila wins, the elections must have been “rigged”.
|ICC monitoring pre-election violence in DR Congo
International Criminal Court - November 11, 2011
|"The use of violence will not be tolerated. My Office is gathering and carefully reviewing converging reports of both verbal and physical violence arising out of the electoral campaign for the presidential and parliamentary elections on 28 November," said International Criminal Court Prosecurtor Luis Moreno-Ocampo.
|Gold smugglers charged in Kenyan court
BBC News - May 12, 2011
|Three suspected gold smugglers from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been charged with fraud in a Kenyan court. Their names appear on a list of DR Congo's 15 most-wanted gold smugglers, accused of stealing 2.5 tonnes of gold between July 2010 and February 2011.
|Kabila, Kibaki meet over smuggled gold from eastern Congo
ACP - March 6, 2011
|Presidents Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mwai Kibaki of Kenya met on Friday at Harambee House in Nairobi, Kenya, over a “significant amount of gold”, estimated to be worth US $113 million, smuggled to Kenya from eastern Congo.
|Rights Group Says Arms Transport Needs Regulation
VOA News - July 19, 2010
|States are failing to control the transport of weapons around the world, says a new report from London-based watchdog Amnesty International. Transport companies registered in China, France, the Russian Federation, Britain and the United States move weapons to countries where they could be used to commit human-rights violations.
|Congo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence
Congo News Agency - June 30, 2010
|An 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.
|Great Lakes regional body calls for free, fair elections in member states
Xinhua - May 23, 2010
|The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on Sunday urged its member states to hold free and fair elections in order to avoid the region from slipping back to anarchy.
|Great Lakes states meet in Uganda over conflict minerals
Xinhua - May 23, 2010
|Senior government officials from the Great Lakes region on Sunday started a two-day meeting here that will discuss among others the illegal exploitation of natural resources that is fueling conflicts in the region.