DR 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.
Uganda's SC Victoria University have bowed out of the 2014 CAF Confederations Cup after failing to see off CS Don Bosco from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the preliminary round. After winning the first leg 3-0 in Lubumbashi last weekend, the Congolese side lost 1-0 on Sunday evening at the Mandela National Stadium, on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala to qualify 3-1 on aggregate.
Former 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.
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.
Ghana edged DR Congo 1-0 in a tightly contested quarter final match of the 3rd Orange African Nations Championship played on Sunday 26th January night at Free State Stadium in Mangaung. A successful penalty kick from Kwabena Adusei was all the Black Stars needed to knock out a stoic DR Congo.