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No elections in DR Congo in December without electronic voting machines: INEC

Radio Okapi/AFP - February 13, 2018

Corneille NangaaThe president of DR Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Tuesday that without the use of contested voting machines, it will not be possible to organize the presidential election as planned on December 23 to choose the successor of President Joseph Kabila.
US Warns DR Congo Against Electronic Voting for Delayed Election

VOA News/Reuters - February 12, 2018

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyThe United States warned the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday against using an electronic voting system for a long-delayed presidential election in December this year because it has the potential to undermine the credibility of the poll.
Kerry Calls on Kabila to Honor Constitution

VOA News - May 4, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry with President Joseph Kabila on 5.4.2014U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Congolese President Joseph Kabila to respect his country's constitution and not run for a third term. The U.S. is pledging additional funding for elections and for helping to demobilize fighters in eastern provinces.
Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks

VOA News - May 3, 2014

John Kerry (R) with Raymond Tshibanda in KinshasaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he will meet with President Joseph Kabila. The two leaders are expected to discuss recent security gains against rebel groups in eastern Congo.
U.S. sending more personnel to Uganda to hunt LRA leader Joseph Kony

Xinhua - March 24, 2014

Joseph KonyThe United States is deploying CV-22 Osprey aircraft and more military personnel to Uganda to help track down Joseph Kony, the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) doing evil in several Central African nations, the State Department said on Monday.
Bosco Ntaganda Attacked Civilians on Ethnic Grounds, ICC Prosecutor Says

Congo News Agency - February 10, 2014

Bosco NtagandaFormer warlord Bosco Ntaganda attacked civilians because of their ethnicity in northeastern Congo's Ituri region, prosecutors said on Monday during a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court. Ntaganda “persecuted civilians on ethnic grounds, through deliberate attacks, forced displacement, murder, rape, sexual enslavement and pillaging,” Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told pre-trial judges in The Hague.
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.
U.S. Sanctions Rwanda Over Use of Child Soldiers by M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - October 4, 2013

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012U.S. authorities announced on Thursday that they have sanctioned Rwanda over the recruitment of child soldiers by the M23 rebels operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  The United Nations and rights groups have accused Kigali of supporting the rebels.
Rwandan Support for M23 Rebels Frustrates Attempts to End Fighting in Eastern Congo

Scott Stearns/VOA News - September 26, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets DR Congo President Joseph KabilaU.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the attacks being carried out by rebels in Eastern Congo against civilians "appalling". African heads of state met at the United Nations to discuss the conflict, which the United States says Rwanda is fueling by backing those rebels.







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