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The DRC and Its Neighbourhood - the Political Economy of Peace

24 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

analysis By Cyril MusilaOn 24 February 2013, 11 African countries signed the Addis Ababa Framework Agreement designed to bring peace to the Great Lakes Region, in particular the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been in the grip of... Read more

UN Mission Comes Under Attack, Steps Up Security

23 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu, including one this morning, when a large number of youths converged on the premises,... Read more

Congo Protests Against UN Peacekeepers

23 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

By John Kanyunyu, Ohilipp SandneProtestors in eastern Congo accuse UN peacekeepers of failing to do enough to protect them from lethal attacks by rebels. Some Congolese are now arming themselves and joining militia groups out of desperation. Hundreds of people staged a... Read more

Recalled Witness in Bemba Trial to Testify in Closed Session

23 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

By Wairagala WakabiAll testimony by a prosecution witness who was recalled by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges to give evidence on issues of witness credibility in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba will be heard in closed session. "The testimony of Witness 169... Read more

Newspaper Publisher Held for Past Two Months Over Article

21 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

press release Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of his pre-trial detention is out of all proportion, especially as judicial... Read more

UN Envoy Praises Efforts of SADC/ICGLR Countries Stabilizing DRC

21 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

Luanda — The special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, Said Djinnit praised on Monday in Luanda, the efforts and determination of the... Read more

State Dept. on DRC's Expulsion of UN Human Rights Officer

21 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

document U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. October 20, 2014 STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON United States Deeply Concerned by DRC's Expulsion of MONUSCO Human Rights Officer The United States is deeply concerned by the decision of the Democratic Republic of the Congo... Read more

Samuel - Expect More Against Congo, South Africa

21 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

By John EgbokhanSuper Eagles midfielder, Aaron Samuel has told fans to expect a bumper performance from him in next month"s crunch 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and South Africa. Samuel, whose invitation for last week's AFCON qualifier against Sudan... Read more

DR Congo President in Arusha for Special Mission

20 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

By Marc NkwameArusha — THE President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Mr Joseph Kabila shall Saturday accompany his host, President Jakaya Kikwete at the Tanzania Military Academy in Monduli District to commission officers cadets of intake 54/13 DRC. According to the... Read more

ICGLR Ministers Committee Analyzes Experts' Report On Situation in Eastern DRC

20 Oct 2014 | DR Congo | Source : AllAfrica News: DR Congo

Luanda — The Committee of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is gathered in Luanda, in order to analyze the military and security situation in eastern DR Congo and consult points... Read more