|Botswana Urges Joseph Kabila to Step Down
VOA News - February 26, 2018
|The southern African nation of Botswana has taken the unusual step of directly criticizing Congolese President Joseph Kabila, saying his refusal to hold long overdue elections is driving deadly violence and a growing humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
|Southern African Leaders to Meet in Zimbabwe
VOA News - August 15, 2014
|Preparations are almost complete ahead of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) heads of state summit scheduled next week in Zimbabwe, according to Tanki Mothae, SADC Director of Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation.
|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.
|DR Congo Will Defend Itself Against an Attack by Rwanda, Government Says
Congo News Agency - August 31, 2013
|DR Congo’s government said on Friday it will protect its population against any military attack by the Rwandan army on its territory. Government spokesman and minister of information Lambert Mende noted that “Rwandan authorities have increasingly threatened in recent days to go to war against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
|UN Security Council debate focuses on peace efforts for Africa's Great Lakes region
UN News Centre - July 25, 2013
|The 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.
|Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Turns Himself In at US Embassy in Rwanda
Congo News Agency - March 18, 2013
|The US said on Monday that warlord Bosco Ntaganda has turned himself in at its embassy in Kigali and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, where he is wanted on seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity.
|Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal
VOA News - February 24, 2013
|Eleven African countries have signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 11 signing countries are from the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region will likely lead to deploying an intervention brigade in the DRC.
|UN Security Council condemns 'any and all outside support' to M23 rebels
UN News Centre - October 19, 2012
|“The Security Council calls upon all countries in the region to condemn the M23, as well as other armed groups, and to cooperate actively with the Congolese authorities in disarming and demobilizing the M23 as well as other armed groups and dismantling the M23 parallel administration,” said in a presidential statement.
|At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo
UN News Service - September 27, 2012
|Stressing 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.