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One day plea by Congolese women for equal representation

MONUC - December 7, 2007

William SwingA one day plea, initiated by the Permanent Dialogue Framework of the Congolese Woman (CAFCO), for an equal man-woman representation within the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) was held on 7 December 2007, in the Palais de Peuple in Kinshasa. The aim is that members of Parliament respect the equality man-woman law in the bill on the CENI.
UNDP launches new electoral support project for the DRC

MONUC - October 5, 2007

PNUD - CENIThe new United Nations Development Programme's PACE project, which will support and assist the DRC electoral cycle from 2007 to 2011, was launched in Kinshasa on 4 October 2007. Initially the US$151 million project aims to assist and support the organisation and holding of the DRC local elections, envisaged for 2008.
Ebola outbreak "contained" - Kabila

IRIN - September 14, 2007

Joseph Kabila KabangeMeasures have been taken to prevent the spread of Ebola following the deaths of at least 160 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Kasai Occidental during the past two months, President Joseph Kabila said.
National Assembly closes second extraordinary session

MONUC - July 19, 2007

Congo national assembly buildingOn Thursday 18 July 2007 the National Assembly closed the second extraordinary session at the "Palais de Pueple" in Kinshasa. On the agenda of its plenary session was the Special Commission's report on "the Kahemba affair"- the DRC's border dispute with Angola in Bandundu province- as well as the validation of the mandates of eighteen new deputies.
Congo: Consolidating the Peace

International Crisis Group - July 5, 2007

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo were a milestone in the peace process but much remains to be done to consolidate the gains. A return to full-scale war is unlikely but violence in Bas-Congo and Kinshasa in early 2007 with over 400 people killed and renewed threats of war in the Kivus show the country's fragility.


National Assembly: The decentralisation law is the priority of priorities

MONUC - June 5, 2007

Gregoire KatendeYesterday we interviewed Mr. Gregoire Katende, spokesman for the DRC National Assembly, who spoke on the priorities facing the assembly, most notably the decentralization law, the law on the statute of the opposition and the invalidation of 18 deputies by the DRC Supreme Court, as well as the achievements of the Assembly to date.
Deputy SG: 'All parties agree that there cannot be any alternative to dialogue and reconciliation'

MONUC - April 24, 2007

Aisha Migiro and Vital KamerheAfter her meeting with the National Assembly deputies and its president Vital Kamerhe on 23 April 2007, Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha Rose Migiro said that it gave her a 'great feeling of joy and victory.'
UN Deputy SG: 'President Kabila wishes to see the cooperation grow between the DRC and the UN'

MONUC - April 23, 2007

Asha Rose MigiroUN Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha Rose Migiro met with DRC President Joseph Kabila and Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga in Kinshasa this Monday 23 April 2007, as well as National Assembly President Vital Kamerhe, as part of her three day visit to the country.
UN Deputy Secretary General to visit DRC

MONUC - April 20, 2007

Asha-Rose MigiroUN Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro will arrive in the DRC on 22 April 2007, for a three day visit to the country, where she will meet with President Kabila and Prime Minister Gizenga, as well as other political personalities.
Opposition militias join army in Equateur province

IRIN - March 29, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaMilitias loyal to opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba have been integrated into the national army in Equateur province, in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations officials said.







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