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DR Congo Recalls Ambassador to Brazzaville

Radio Okapi - March 26, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has withdrawn its envoy to the Republic of Congo, authorities in Kinshasa announced on Friday. The DRC's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, said in a statement that ambassador Esther Kirongozi will leave Brazzaville immediately.
New rules for miners

IRIN - March 17, 2011

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateVarious stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining sector have signed a code of conduct designed to reduce fraud and increase transparency in an industry that has played a key role in the armed violence that has ravaged the east of the country for years, but there is still concern about illegal mining and the military’s role.
Police display suspects in failed coup attempt

Congo News Agency - March 8, 2011

Colonel Lole OnyondoAuthorities displayed to the press on Monday 126 people suspected of involvement in a February 27 coup attempt against President Joseph Kabila. The police said that 44 of the suspects have already been presented to judicial authorities. The remaining 82 are still being questioned.
Kabila, Kibaki meet over smuggled gold from eastern Congo

ACP - March 6, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Mwai Kibaki at Harambee House in Nairobi, KenyaPresidents Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mwai Kibaki of Kenya met on Friday at Harambee House in Nairobi, Kenya, over a “significant amount of gold”, estimated to be worth US $113 million, smuggled to Kenya from eastern Congo.
Government Sends Plane to Evacuate Congolese Citizens from Libya

ACP - March 4, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Mouamar KadhafiThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs chartered a plane on Friday to evacuate 167 Congolese citizens from Tripoli, Libya. The Boeing 727 departed Kinshasa N'djili airport at 10 am for a 10-hour round trip to bring back home those who have been caught up in the fighting between insurgents and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
Investigation to Follow Presidential Residence Attack

VOA News - February 27, 2011

Joseph KabilaA top official says the government is waiting for the judiciary to officially launch an investigation after assailants attacked President Joseph Kabila's residence Sunday in the capital, Kinshasa.
Six killed in 'coup bid' against Kabila

BBC News - February 27, 2011

Joseph KabilaSix people have been killed in an attack on a residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An "unidentified group of armed men" attacked the residence of President Joseph Kabila in the capital, Kinshasa, a government spokesman said, describing the raid as an attempted coup.
Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments

Congo News Agency - January 16, 2011

Evariste BoshabThe amendments were approved during a joint session of the upper and the lower house of parliament. Out of 504 voters, 485 voted for the amendments, 8 voted against and 11 abstained. As had been the case when the amendments were considered in the National Assembly and the Senate, opposition MPs and Senators boycotted the vote.
Senate Votes on Constitutional Amendments

Congo News Agency - January 14, 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo SenateThe Senate voted on Thursday on a bill that will amend the Constitution to limit future presidential elections to a single round of voting and increase presidential powers. Of 81 senators present during the vote, 71 voted for the bill, with 1 voting against and 9 abstaining. Opposition senators boycotted the vote.
China, DR Congo see great potentials for further cooperation

Xinhua - January 13, 2011

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu meets with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo  Joseph Kabila in KinshasaVisiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu met in Kinshasa on Wednesday with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo with both saying that there are great potentials for further cooperation between the two countries.







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