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The Electoral Dilemma

International Crisis Group - May 5, 2011

Congo electionsThe latest report from the International Crisis Group examines the circumstances under which the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing for its second set of democratic elections.
Minister Sacked over Boat Accidents

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2011

An overloaded boat on the Congo RiverPresident Joseph Kabila has sacked Minister of Transportation Laure-Marie Kawanda after two boat accidents left dozens killed and others missing in a span of a little over a week. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said that Kawanda was ultimately accountable for the negligence in the sector that led to the accidents.
Etienne Tshisekedi Rallies Supporters in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - April 24, 2011

Etienne TshisekediAt least 50,000 people attended veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi first big rally in Kinshasa on Sunday, ahead of the presidential election due later this year. Many more supporters were refused entry to the packed Stade Tata Raphael.
Opposition Party Ousts Leader Ahead of Elections

Julia Ritchey | VOA News - April 21, 2011

François MuambaThe main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in disarray after firing its leader, making it even more difficult to mount a challenge against President Joseph Kabila in upcoming elections.
Kabila, Sassou meet in Kinshasa over security

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2011

Presidents Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoPresident Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo flew to Kinshasa on Friday to meet with President Joseph kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo over security issues that have recently strained relations between the two countries.
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Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has withdrawn its envoy to the Republic of Congo, authorities in Kinshasa announced on Friday.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.







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