|'Deadly environment' plus 'political and social' obstacles hinder Ebola fight, Security Council hears
UN News - July 24, 2019
|The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council.
|Ebola outbreak declared an international Public Health Emergency
UN News - July 17, 2019
|The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.
|DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi
VOA News - May 19, 2016
|The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has issued an arrest warrant for Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader planning a possible election challenge to President Joseph Kabila. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Thursday that the arrest warrant was issued after Katumbi was indicted on a charge of hiring mercenaries.
|Congo Government Says Bosco Ntaganda Rebels Trained in Rwanda
Congo News Agency - June 10, 2012
|The Congolese government has confirmed reports by the United Nations mission in DR Congo and Human Rights Watch that former rebels led by wanted war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda have received reinforcements from Rwanda.
|Kabila Names Members of New Government
ACP - April 30, 2012
|President Joseph Kabila named the members of the new government led by Prime Minister Matata Ponyo on Saturday. The new cabinet will have thirty six members, including two deputy prime ministers, twenty five ministers, one minister-delegate and eight deputy ministers.
|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.
|Tshisekedi's Mental Health Called into Question after Incoherent Statements
Congo News Agency - November 8, 2011
|Government spokesman Lambert Mende called into question the mental health of veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi on Monday, a day after the main challenger to President Joseph Kabila in the November 28 presidential election made incoherent and incendiary statements during an interview.
|The Government Will Ensure Peaceful Elections, Says Spokesman
ACP - October 6, 2011
|The Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende, said on Wednesday that the government will ensure peace and security during the upcoming elections. “We have all the resources we need to ensure peaceful elections,” Mr. Mende told reporters during a press conference in Kinshasa.
|31 Million Registered to Vote
Congo News Agency - July 20, 2011
|The Congolese government has given an additional $30 million US to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the chairman of INEC, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, said on Tuesday in Kinshasa. INEC announced on Sunday that 31 million people have registered to vote in the upcoming elections.