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U.S. SEC requires company disclosures on use of DR Congo minerals

Xinhua - August 23, 2012

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a rule that would require public companies to disclose information on the use of minerals from DR Congo. Public companies will have to disclose annually their tracing of the minerals back to the sources if they use in their products the designated minerals from the DRC and neighboring countries.
Kagame May Face War Crimes Charges at the ICC, Says US Official

Congo News Agency - July 26, 2012

Stephen RappA senior US official has warned Rwandan officials that they may face charges at the International Criminal Court for their support to rebels in eastern Congo led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda. Stephen Rapp, the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, said that Rwandan authorities could be charged with “aiding and abetting” war crimes in DR Congo.
US Cuts Military Aid to Rwanda Over Support to Rebels in DR Congo

VOA News - July 21, 2012

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila met in Addis-Ababa on July 15, 2012The United States has cut its military aid to Rwanda, citing concerns that the government in Kigali is supporting rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The U.S. State Department said it had evidence that Rwanda is helping Congolese rebel groups, including M23.
DR Congo, Rwanda Sign Pact to Fight Rebels in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - July 15, 2012

Joseph Kabila and Paul KagameDR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame have endorsed a pact seeking the creation of a new military force comprised of soldiers from “neutral” countries to fight and “eradicate” the armed groups operating in eastern Congo, including the M23 rebels led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda and the Rwandan rebels of the FDLR.
U.S. Tells Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo

Congo News Agency - July 2, 2012

Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the United States Department of StateThe U.S. has “asked Rwanda to halt and prevent” the support to rebels in DR Congo from its territory after a U.N. report said that top Rwandan officials have provided weapons, ammunitions and men to a new rebellion led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.
U.S. and U.K. Must Tell Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo, Global Witness Says

Global Witness - June 29, 2012

Rwanda's President Paul KagameRwanda’s two main donors, the United Kingdom and United States, must use their influence to end Kigali’s support of armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They cannot stand by and watch a regime they bankroll orchestrating a new war in Congo, Global Witness says.
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.
US blocking UN report on Ntaganda rebels, Human Rights Watch says

BBC News - June 21, 2012

Bosco NtagandaThe US is covering up information about rebels led by a man wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch has said. The global watchdog says Washington is blocking publication of a UN inquiry into rebels led by Bosco Ntaganda in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?

Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.

Digging for the Perfect Elections in DR Congo

Congo News Agency - November 30, 2011

Observeurs watch as votes are being counted in Kinshasa on 11.29.2011Some in the western media have focused on what went wrong during Monday’s elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As they see it, the elections occurred in “chaos”, “violence”, “intimidation”, and – God forbid – if Joseph Kabila wins, the elections must have been “rigged”.







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