|Amnesty law passed without MPs from Kabila's party|
IRIN - November 30, 2005
The lower house of parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the National Assembly, passed on Tuesday a law granting amnesty to people who have been blamed for acts of war as well as political offences.
|MPs from Kabila's party block amnesty vote|
IRIN - November 29, 2005
Members of parliament from Congolese President Joseph Kabila's party walked out of the National Assembly, the lower chamber of Parliament, on Monday, blocking a vote on amnesty that, if passed, would have benefited those behind the death of Laurent-Desire Kabila, former president and father of the current leader.
|Resumption of river traffic a great relief to the public|
IRIN - November 16, 2005
Only five kilometres separate the ports of Brazzaville and Kinshasa but a two-week suspension of river traffic between the two cities made the distance seem infinite. To the relief of Brazzaville's 856,410 residents, authorities reopened the trade route across the River Congo on 4 November.
|Where is Kony? "Not in Congo", according to Kinshasa|
MISNA - November 7, 2005
The government of Kinshasa has categorically denied that the historic leader of the LRA, Joseph Kony is in the country as the Kampala daily 'New Vision' reported during the weekend.
|UN Security Council team visits five countries|
IRIN - November 4, 2005
Members of the UN Security Council are due to begin on Saturday a 10-day visit to Africa's Great Lakes region, that will take them to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
|British minister urges Congo to pay its soldiers|
IRIN - November 3, 2005
British Development Secretary Hilary Benn has urged the Congolese government to pay its soldiers in order to ensure security during the country's electoral process.
|First batch of ex-Mobutu soldiers return home|
IRIN - November 2, 2005
After a five-year exile, some 300 soldiers of the former Zairian army who had fled to the Republic of Congo (ROC) arrived on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
|Kinshasa team in Brazzaville to identify former soldiers|
IRIN - October 31, 2005
A government team from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived on Saturday in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, to begin the identification and registration of former Congolese soldiers who served under president Mobutu Sese Seko and now want to return home.
|Eight guardsmen sentenced to life for killing aviation official|
IRIN - October 27, 2005
A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced eight presidential guardsmen to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the murder of an official of the national aviation agency.
|Schools reopen as teachers end strike|
IRIN - October 19, 2005
Public schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have reopened after a delay caused by 230,000 teachers who went on strike from 5 September to demand better pay.