|Bemba, Katumbi renew their support for joint opposition presidential candidate Fayulu
Radio Okapi - November 16, 2018
|Jean-Pierre Bemba, Moise Katumbi, Adolphe Muzito, Martin Fayulu, and a representative for Mbussa Nyamuisi called on the two dissenting opposition leaders to come to their senses. In a statement signed in Brussels, they said that the Lamuka political agreement was signed freely and unconditionally by the seven opposition leaders on November 11, 2018 in Geneva.
|Oppositioin leaders pick Martin Fayulu as joint presidential candidate
Radio Okapi - November 11, 2018
|Martin Fayulu, the president of the ECIDE political party, was nominated on Sunday by seven prominent Congolese political leaders as the common candidate of the opposition for the December 23 presidential election.
|Police Investigate Former Prime Minister for Corruption
Nick Long/VOA News - May 14, 2012
|Police said they are investigating allegations that former prime minister Adolphe Muzito enriched himself from public funds. An inspector-general of Congo’s judicial police, Christophe Ndongo Nzita, said the investigation of Muzito has been going on for several weeks and a report is expected in the near future.
|Kabila Names Finance Minister as New Prime Minister
Congo News Agency - April 19, 2012
|President Joseph Kabila named former finance minister Matata Ponyo as the new prime minister on Wednesday. Known as a technocrat, Mr. Ponyo oversaw a 7 percent economic growth in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 and a $12.3 billion debt cancellation. The World Bank said last week it expects the same growth rate in DR Congo for the next two years.
|DR Congo's Government Resigns
ACP - March 6, 2012
|Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito tendered his resignation to President Joseph Kabila on Tuesday. The procedural move will allow President Kabila to form a new government following the Nov. 28 presidential and parliamentary elections, Mr. Muzito told reporters after the meeting.
|Kabila's Party Loses Seats in Parliament, Increasing Reliance on Allies
Congo News Agency - February 3, 2012
|President Joseph Kabila’s party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), and its allies will hold a majority of seats in the new parliament, according to the results of the Nov. 28 parliamentary elections published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday.
|Candidates to Make Last Stand in Kinshasa before Monday's Election
Congo News Agency - November 26, 2011
|The leading candidates in Monday’s presidential election are set to hold dueling rallies in Kinshasa on Saturday, the last day of the campaign. President Kabila will rally supporters at Stade des Martyrs, while Etienne Tshisekedi has announced a rally in the capital upon his arrival at Ndjili airport. Vital Kamerhe will also hold a final rally at Stade Tata Raphael.
|DR Congo growth above 7 percent in 2010 - IMF
International Monetary Fund - September 3, 2011
|"Macroeconomic performance was strong in 2010. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth was above 7 percent, inflation fell to below 10 percent for the first time in several years, and the external position improved," says the International Monetary Fund.
|Muzito Signs $42 million Loan Agreement with India for Kakobola Dam
ACP - August 5, 2010
|Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito signed a $42 million loan agreement with India on Thursday for the construction of the Kakobola dam in Bandundu Province. The Indian ambassador to the DRC, Devendra Srivastava, hailed the excellent state of relations between Congo and India, as demonstrated with the funding for the Kakobola dam and two other projects worth $33.5 million to build water supplies to rural areas.
|Belgian King Arrives in Kinshasa for Congo's Independence Celebrations
ACP - June 28, 2010
|King Albert II arrived in Kinshasa on Monday to take part in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence from Belgium.