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EU: A human rights delegation visiting DRC

MONUC - November 5, 2007

EU - Human RightsA delegation of specialists in human rights from the European Union met with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the DRC William Swing in MONUC headquarters in Kinshasa, on Monday 5 November 2007. The purpose of the meeting is to inquire into the evolution of human rights respect in the country and the best way for the European countries to continue their support in this field.
DRC President Will Head Regional African Economic Body

VOA News - October 31, 2007

Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Economic Community of Central African States has named Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to be its next head.  Analysts say Mr. Kabila, who has been accused of human rights abuses and corruption in his own country, is nevertheless a smart choice for the regional body.&
Transport Minister Fired in DRC After Deadly Plane Crash

VOA News - October 5, 2007

A Congolese government spokesman announced Friday that the country's transport minister has been fired for incompetence, after a deadly plane crash Thursday left at least 37 people dead.


Kinshasa: Contact group workshop on reform of DRC army

MONUC - July 13, 2007

Congo defence conferenceA contact group workshop on the reform of the army in the DRC, organized by the DRC Ministry of Defence and war veterans, was held from 12 to 13 July 2007 in Kinshasa. The aim was to examine the fundamental needs for the reform of the army, in order to format a roadmap of a programme which will be presented in September.
After violence in Kinshasa, senator Bemba takes off for Portugal

MISNA - April 11, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaToday at 2:00a.m. local time, Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba, who has been at the South African Embassy since the tragic events of March 22-24, departed from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for Portugal to receive medical treatment.
Former VP Bemba Expected to Leave DRC

VOA News - March 29, 2007

Jean-Pierre BembaDemocratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Jean Pierre Bemba has talked about leaving the country, and recent reports say he could soon be flown to Portugal for health care. Bemba is in the South African Embassy in the capital Kinshasa, where he sought refuge when fighting broke out between his militia and Congolese army forces last week.
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.
Replace war spirit with reconciliation, urges EU

IRIN - March 28, 2007

Elections protestThe recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was irresponsible and should be replaced with a spirit of reconciliation and inclusiveness to ensure stability in the fragile country, said European Union envoys.
EU heads express 'indignation' over Kinshasa violence

MONUC - March 27, 2007

EU Ambassadors in KinshasaAt a press conference in Kinshasa this Tuesday March 27 2007, the representatives of the European Union countries to the DRC expressed their 'indignation' at the recourse to the violent armed Kinshasa conflict of March 22 to 25 2007, 'when all routes to dialogue were not yet exhausted.' German ambassador Karl Albrecht Wokalek said the death toll 'could reach 600.'
European Union Condemns Congo Bloodshed

VOA News - March 27, 2007

Kinshasa violenceEuropean Union ambassadors have expressed their indignation at two days of machine-gun and mortar battles between the army and loyalists of former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital.







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