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African leaders arrive in Luanda for CAN2010 opening ceremony

Xinhua - January 10, 2010

Congo mapAfrican leaders began to arrive in Luanda on Sunday to attend the opening ceremony of the final-stage matches of the soccer African Cup of Nations, the most popular sports extravaganza on the continent.
DR Congo declares European commissioner persona non grata

Xinhua - January 9, 2010

Karel De GuchtThe foreign minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has stopped the granting of a Kinshasa visa to the European commissioner for development, the Belgian Karel De Gucht, in reaction to his recent comments considered by Kinshasa as malicious.
Kabila sacks 3,000 civil servants

BBC News - January 5, 2010

Joseph KabilaAlmost 3,000 government employees have been sacked - or forcibly retired - in the Democratic Republic of Congo. President Joseph Kabila fired more than 100 people accused of corruption from the ministry of finance and other government departments.
Alan Doss: Human Rights Watch attack on MONUC 'shortsighted'

Alan Doss/The Washington Times - December 28, 2009

Alan DossThe Human Rights Watch report also catalogues numerous atrocities committed by the FDLR. The U.N. Security Council has called for the elimination of this threat. Peaceful relations between the DRC and Rwanda - a prerequisite for peace in the region - are riding on effective military operations against the rebel group. The national security forces of the DRC, with all their failings, are the only instrument the democratically-elected government has to neutralize the FDLR.
Blue helmets protect thousands daily, says top UN envoy

UN News - December 28, 2009

Alan DossIn its report on the mission, Human Rights Watch “brushes aside the crucial role that MONUC plays in protecting tens of thousands of civilians every single day, often in very remote areas,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special-Representative, wrote in an op-ed in today’s The Washington Times.
Congo Government Asks U.N. for MONUC Pullout Plan

Congo News Agency - November 30, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Ban Ki-moonThe desire of the Congolese government is to receive a disengagement plan for MONUC by June 30, 2010, because we believe, and it’s a fact, that since the beginning of this year, there has been a marked improvement in the security situation in the East.

Mazembe clinch Champs League title

BBC News - November 8, 2009

TP MazembeTP Mazembe of DR Congo defeated Heartland of Nigeria 1-0 in Lubumbashi on Saturday to win their third Champions League trophy. The home side clinched their third continental title on away goals after losing the first leg 2-1 last week.
TP Mazembe Win Champions League

Congo News Agency - November 7, 2009

TP MazembeTP Mazembe have defeated Heartland of Nigeria 1-0 in Lubumbashi to win the Champions League. After losing 1-2 in in the first leg in Owerri last Sunday, Mazembe only needed a 1-0 score to clinch the Africa Champions League for the third time because of their away goal.
Human Rights Watch Chalks New Allegations Against Congo, Rwanda Troops

Congo News Agency - November 3, 2009

Human Rights Watch (HRW)Four days after Congo Government spokesman Lambert Mende lambasted Human Rights Watch about what he called “exaggerated” allegations on the situation in eastern Congo and the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) military operation (Kimia II) against the Rwandan Hutu militia (FDLR), the NGO responded with new allegations against the FARDC and their Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) allies in another operation (Umoja Wetu) against the FDLR earlier this year.

President Jacob Zuma to Co-Chair the 6th SA-DRC Bi-National Summit in Pretoria

dfa.gov.za - October 30, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Jacob ZumaSouth African President Jacob Zuma will, on 30 October 2009, co-chair the SA-DRC Bi- National Summit with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, President Joseph Kabila at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. President Jacob Zuma will be supported by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and 11 other Government Ministers and Senior Officials.







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