Topic: Lambert Mende
After days of pushing back UN peacekeepers to close in on the eastern city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a rebel group called M23 is threatening to destabilize the region.
Rebels fighting against the Democratic Republic of Congo government have made their way to just outside the city of Goma, while refugees again flee from the rebel attack.
International observers reject the Congo election results that put President Joseph Kabila on top. His main rival, meanwhile, declares himself president.
12/11/2011 11:05 am
Africa Monitor Congo's Kabila revises Constitution: presidential candidates now only need a plurality
Congolese President Joseph Kabila altered Congo's election laws, eliminating the run-off system and allowing the candidate with a plurality to claim the presidency.
01/19/2011 03:09 pm
Although the Congo's Kivu region is well-known for its violence, recent scandals with the government's security forces show that the country's problems go beyond that region.
11/09/2010 04:29 pm
Congo President Joseph Kabila reportedly gave Belgian Queen Paola diamond-studded jewelry on the occasion of Congo's 50th anniversary celebrations. A bit of a PR catastrophe, says guest blogger Jason Stearns.
07/13/2010 11:22 am
Leaders pledged aid to Haiti this week at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but the reaction among average Africans has been mixed. In Congo, news of the $2.5 million aid pledge sparked demonstrations.
02/03/2010 10:49 am
Southern Sudan, Uganda, and Congo launched operation Lightning Thunder this week to flush the Lord's Resistance Army out of its base in northern Congo.
12/17/2008 12:00 am