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Kagame Is A Problem for The U.S. and The U.K.

Congo News Agency - June 23, 2012

Rwanda's President Paul KagameRights groups are increasingly appalled at the support Mr. Kagame has continued to receive from those who claim to be the leading defenders of human rights around the world, while at the same time providing support and cover for a man many consider a dictator involved in war crimes across the border in eastern Congo.
Kabila's Record 'Negative', Says Former Ally Vital Kamerhe

Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - September 17, 2011

Vital KamerheFormer Speaker of the National Assembly Vital Kamerhe says President Kabila was not truthful about the state of the country on Wednesday, when he laid out his plans for the next five years and touted his record in a speech broadcasted live on national television.
Floribert Chebeya killers sentenced to death

BBC News - June 23, 2011

Floribert ChebeyaA military court has sentenced to death four policemen for killing a prominent human rights activist. Floribert Chebeya, head of the Congolese charity Voice of the Voiceless, was murdered last June. Mr Chebeya, a frequent critic of the government, received regular threats in a career spanning more than 20 years.
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.
DR Congo Decries Loss of Favored US Trade Status

VOA News - December 22, 2010

Lambert MendeThe Democratic Republic of Congo is criticizing the loss of its status as a favored U.S. trading partner. An order from President Barack Obama Tuesday stripped the DRC of its status as a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
UN Sanctions FDLR Leaders, CNDP Rebel Commander Integrated into Army

Congo News Agency - December 2, 2010

UN Security CouncilThe United Nations Security Council imposed targeted measures including travel bans and asset freezes on three Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) leaders and a former Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) commander integrated in the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), on Wednesday, at the request of the permanent missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Police on trial for killing Floribert Chebeya

BBC News - November 12, 2010

Floribert Chebeya trial in KinshasaThe trial has started of eight officers charged with the murder of a prominent human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are accused of killing Floribert Chebeya, head of the charity Voice of the Voiceless, in June.
Joseph Kabila critic's 'suicide' doubted

BBC News - October 4, 2010

Joseph KabilaRelatives and activists have rejected suggestions that a man arrested for throwing stones at DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's convoy had committed suicide. Armand Tungulu Mudiandambu, a Belgian resident, was found dead in his cell on Saturday after his arrest last week by presidential bodyguards in Kinshasa.
Action needed to investigate a decade of crimes in the DRC

Amnesty International - October 1, 2010

Refugees in DR CongoThe publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that those responsible are held to account. The cycle of violence and abuses will only stop if those responsible for crimes under international law are held to account.
UN DR Congo Report Exposes Grave Crimes

Human Rights Watch - October 1, 2010

Rwandan refugees in DR CongoOn October 1, 2010, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published the report of its human rights mapping exercise on Congo. United Nations members should make a concerted international effort to initiate judicial investigations into grave human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo documented by the UN and bring those responsible to justice.







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