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Bemba says Katumbi should be allowed to run for president

Radio Okapi - August 4, 2018

Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba in KinshasaReacting to the news that Moise Katumbi has been refused entry at the DR Congo and Zambia border crossing in Kasumbalesa, Jean-Pierre Bemba called on Friday on Congolese authorities to de-escalate the situation. The elections must be inclusive, and, at this stage, the unity and cohesion of the country must be strengthened, Jean-Pierre Bemba said during a press conference in Kinshasa.
Moise Katumbi blocked from entering DR Congo

Radio Okapi - August 3, 2018

Moise KatumbiMoise Katumbi and his delegation are stranded in Zambia, as the Congolese opposition leader attempts to return to DR Congo to run in the upcoming presidential election. The former governor of Katanga Province had arrived at the border crossing between Zambia and DR Congo this Friday, August 3 at 1pm local time.
DR Congo Takes Chairmanship of COMESA at Summit in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - February 26, 2014

Kabila becomes COMESA's chairperson on 2.26.2014 in KinshasaDR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila took the chairmanship of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on Wednesday at the opening of the 17th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the organization in Kinshasa. “After 20 years of growth characterized by an exemplary dynamism, COMESA has become a powerful tool for promoting the development of its member states as well as the integration of their economies,” Mr. Kabila said.
Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal

VOA News - February 24, 2013

SADC, ICGLR leaders sign DR Congo peace deal in Addis AbabaEleven 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.
TP Mazembe aim for glory in Champions League return season

Kennedy Gondwe/BBC Sport - April 11, 2012

TP Mazembe's new stadium under constructionZambian champions Power Dynamos might still be wondering what hit them when they were massacred 6-0 by Congolese giants TP Mazembe in last Sunday's African Champions League tie. While Power crashed out on a 7-1 goal aggregate in Lubumbashi, to the neutrals, the result was also testimony of how seriously Mazembe are taking this year's competition.
Six-star Mazembe too much for Power Dynamos

Cafonline.com - April 8, 2012

TP MazembeFour-time winners TP Mazembe booked their place at the next round of the Orange CAF Champions League in grand style after a 6-0 thrashing of Zambian champions Power Dynamos on Sunday in Lubumbashi. Les Corbeaux led 4-0 at half time with captain Tresor Mputu Mabi netting a hat-trick to power his club into the 1/8th round on a 7-1 aggregate.
TP Mazembe Players Play Key Roles as Zambia Wins Africa Cup of Nations

Congo News Agency - February 12, 2012

Zambia beat Ivory Coast to win Africa Cup of NationsZambia has won the Africa Cup of Nations by beating favorites Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties to bring the trophy back to Southern Africa sixteen years after South Africa won the premier continental football championship. After TP Mazembe's Rainford Kalaba missed his penalty kick, another TP Mazembe player, Stopilla Sunzu, scored to win it all for the Chipolopolo.
TP Mazembe beat Stade Malien to win Africa Super Cup

BBC Sports - February 21, 2010

TP MazembeChampions League holders TP Mazembe beat Stade Malien of Mali 2-0 to win the Africa Super Cup on Sunday. Zambian duo of Sunzu Stopila and Given Singuluma scored to seal victory for the DR Congo side in Lubumbashi.
U.S. diplomat to COMESA believes customs union to help Africa rebound in world economic crisis

Xinhua - June 6, 2009

Comesa mapA U.S. diplomatic representative to COMESA was confident about the upcoming establishment of COMESA customs union, saying it would help African nations, especially members of the bloc, revive in the global economic crisis.
DR Congo lift CHAN trophy

BBC News - March 8, 2009

DR Congo football team wins first CHAN African ChampionshipThe DR Congo beat Ghana 2-0 to win the inaugural African Nations Championship in Abidjan on Sunday. The final - a repeat of last Sunday's group B encounter - was settled by second half goals from Dioko Kaluyituka and Bedi Mbenza.



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