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Security Council underlines need for national reconciliation in DR Congo

UN News Service - April 3, 2007

Emyr Jones ParryCalling for a shared commitment from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) authorities and political parties to national reconciliation, the Security Council today deplored the recent wave of deadly violence in the African country's capital and urged all sides to resolve their difference through dialogue.
Great Lakes Conference: "A step forward has been taken" says UN

MONUC - March 2, 2007

Great Lakes - CongoThe regional parliamentary meeting on the International Conference on the Great Lakes region, which was hailed as "a step forward" by the UN, was concluded by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga on February 28, 2007 at the Palais du Peuple in Kinshasa.
Ban Ki-moon says security key to solving humanitarian issues

IRIN - January 29, 2007

Ban Ki-moon in Congo DRCWar-related humanitarian problems in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can only be solved in an atmosphere of lasting peace and stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a two-day visit to the country.
Ban Ki-moon emphasizes a "contract for good governance" for the DRC

MONUC - January 27, 2007

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a press conference in Congo-KinshasaAt a press conference on Saturday January 27, 2007 in Kinshasa, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gave his impressions on the current state of the political process in the DRC, while underlying the remarkable progress achieved by the country in the past year on its road to democracy.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to visit DRC at the end of January

Monuc - January 18, 2007

Ban Ki-MoonNewly appointed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will visit the DRC for the first time at the end of January 2007, as part of his first overseas trip as UN Secretary General.
Leaders meet over peace, development and humanitarian crises

IRIN - December 14, 2006

Joseph Kabila meet with other Great Lakes region head of states in Nairobi, KenyaThe humanitarian crises precipitated by numerous civil wars in Africa's Great Lakes region can best be mitigated by consolidating peace and political stability to promote development, leaders at a summit in Nairobi said on Thursday."We need to consolidate the delicate equation of peace and security, and begin to direct our energies towards reconstruction and development," Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, the incoming Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, said.
DRC elections raise peace hopes for region

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo - Great Lakes ConferenceAn international conference aimed at enhancing peace, security and development in Africa's Great Lakes Region is under way in Nairobi, with delegates expressing optimism that the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo heralded an era of stability in the volatile region.
After four-year process, region is closer to peace

IRIN - December 11, 2006

Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,TanzaniaWhen preparations for the international conference on peace, security, democracy and development in the Great Lakes region began in 2003, United Nations and African Union (AU) officials were at pains to explain that this was a process, not just a meeting, that would take years to achieve. Four years later, the last of two state summits in this process is scheduled for 14-15 December in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.
Kabila Sworn In as DRC's Elected President

VOA News - December 6, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeThirty-five-year-old Joseph Kabila has been sworn-in as the newly elected post-war president in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wearing a dark suit and raising his right hand, Mr. Kabila said he would only be guided by general interest and act as a faithful servant of the people. The ceremony was held under tight security in Kinshasa.
White House congratulates Kabila on his victory

White House - November 29, 2006

Tony Snow - White House Press SecretaryThe United States commends the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the completion of presidential run-off and provincial elections. We congratulate President Kabila on his victory in the run-off election and urge all parties to uphold the ruling by the Congolese Supreme Court.







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