|Obama Tells Kagame to Stop Support for M23 Rebels in Eastern Congo
Congo News Agency - December 19, 2012
|U.S. President Barack Obama told Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday to stop all support for the M23 rebels wreaking havoc in eastern Congo. During a phone call, Mr. Obama warned Mr. Kagame that “any support to the rebel group M23 is inconsistent with Rwanda’s desire for stability and peace.”
|U.S. Tells Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo
Congo News Agency - July 2, 2012
|The U.S. has “asked Rwanda to halt and prevent” the support to rebels in DR Congo from its territory after a U.N. report said that top Rwandan officials have provided weapons, ammunitions and men to a new rebellion led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.
|U.S. and U.K. Must Tell Rwanda to Stop Supporting Rebels in DR Congo, Global Witness Says
Global Witness - June 29, 2012
|Rwanda’s two main donors, the United Kingdom and United States, must use their influence to end Kigali’s support of armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They cannot stand by and watch a regime they bankroll orchestrating a new war in Congo, Global Witness says.
|Kagame Is A Problem for The U.S. and The U.K.
Congo News Agency - June 23, 2012
|Rights groups are increasingly appalled at the support Mr. Kagame has continued to receive from those who claim to be the leading defenders of human rights around the world, while at the same time providing support and cover for a man many consider a dictator involved in war crimes across the border in eastern Congo.
|Digging for the Perfect Elections in DR Congo
Congo News Agency - November 30, 2011
|Some in the western media have focused on what went wrong during Monday’s elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As they see it, the elections occurred in “chaos”, “violence”, “intimidation”, and – God forbid – if Joseph Kabila wins, the elections must have been “rigged”.
|EU, DR Congo Sign Elections Funding Agreement
Radio Okapi - June 25, 2011
|The Congolese Minister of Finance, Matata Ponyo, and the Representative of the European Union in the DRC, Ambassador Richard Zink, signed an agreement on elections funding on Friday in Kinshasa, with the EU saying it will provide 47,5 million euros for the upcoming elections.
|UN Sanctions FDLR Leaders, CNDP Rebel Commander Integrated into Army
Congo News Agency - December 2, 2010
|The United Nations Security Council imposed targeted measures including travel bans and asset freezes on three Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) leaders and a former Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple (CNDP) commander integrated in the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC), on Wednesday, at the request of the permanent missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
|Global Witness takes UK government to court over Congo conflict minerals
Global Witness - July 26, 2010
|The British government is acting unlawfully in refusing to put forward eligible UK companies and individuals trading in Congolese 'conflict minerals' for targeted UN sanctions, said campaign group Global Witness today in an application to the High Court for a judicial review.
|Report Says UK Retailers Not Doing Enough to Combat Blood Diamonds
VOA News - May 29, 2007
|A new survey says that most British diamond retailers are not doing enough to combat trade in diamonds smuggled from war zones.