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Government Launches Investigation into Latest Boat Accidents

VOA News - September 6, 2010

Mbandaka - EquateurGovernment spokesman Lambert Mende said the government is investigating the causes of two separate boat accidents over the weekend that killed at least 24 people with up to 60 others missing. Mende said the government is questioning those rescued from the waters after the accident to find out how they were able to get onto a cargo boat.
Congo Army Killed Ugandan Rebels Commander in North Kivu - Government

Le Potentiel - August 4, 2010

Lambert MendeThe commander in chief of the Ugandan rebel ADF/NALU, colonel Katodo, was killed by the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) during operation Ruwenzori in North Kivu Province, Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Tuesday at a press conference in Kinshasa.
Leader of Enyele Rebels Arrested in Equateur

Congo News Agency - May 5, 2010

Congolese refugeesThe leader of the Enyele rebels who led a surprise attack on Mbandaka in April has been arrested. Mr. Udjani was handed over to the police on Wednesday by residents of his stronghold of Dongo, where he had returned to look for new recruits.
Human Rights Watch Chalks New Allegations Against Congo, Rwanda Troops

Congo News Agency - November 3, 2009

Human Rights Watch (HRW)Four days after Congo Government spokesman Lambert Mende lambasted Human Rights Watch about what he called “exaggerated” allegations on the situation in eastern Congo and the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) military operation (Kimia II) against the Rwandan Hutu militia (FDLR), the NGO responded with new allegations against the FARDC and their Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) allies in another operation (Umoja Wetu) against the FDLR earlier this year.

Government Spokesman Blasts Human Rights Watch, NGOs, on Eastern Congo Reports

Congo News Agency - November 1, 2009

Lambert MendeDuring a press conference on Thursday in Kinshasa, Government spokesman Lambert Mende blasted what he called an “avalanche of corrosive reports being poured lately” by NGOs about the situation in eastern Congo. “Those who are always telling others what to do, as if they know the Democratic Republic of Congo better than the Congolese themselves”, are suffering from “the illusion of immediate knowledge” that usually affects “amateur ethnologists”, he said.

Aid Group Calls for Urgent Response to DRC Crisis

VOA News - October 15, 2009

Joseph KonyMSF officials say that the rebel Lord's Resistance Army - led by international fugitive Joseph Kony - has spread their attacks on civilians into previously less affected areas. They say many of their patients have now been forced to flee for the second or third time.
Congo Ready to Settle Displaced People, Says Government Spokesman

VOA News - September 10, 2009

Congo refugees - IDPsThe Democratic Republic of Congo says it will re-integrate Internally Displaced People (IDP) into society after the United Nations closes camps in the restive Kivu provinces. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees announced that it will be closing IDP camps this week after a sharp drop of violence in Kivu.
President Kabila to Meet All DRC Governors

VOA News - August 18, 2009

Joseph KabilaDemocratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is scheduled to hold discussions with governors across the country as part of a decentralization program. Kinshasa admits, however, that the decentralization program faces an enormous challenge.
DR Congo criticises Mobutu ruling

BBC News - July 15, 2009

Lambert MendeThe Democratic Republic of Congo has criticised a Swiss court's decision to release the assets of its late ex-leader Mobutu Sese Seko to his family. Information Minister Lambert Mende told the BBC that Switzerland had not done enough to ensure the money was given back to the people of DR Congo.
Government spokesman says DRC satisfied with Sino-Congolese co-op

Xinhua - July 10, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Hu JintaoGovernment spokesman of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Lambert Mende said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua that China's collaboration with DRC in such fields as infrastructure and education are beneficial to the Congolese people and the DRC government is satisfied with Sino-Congolese cooperation.







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