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2017-03-29 Bodies of Missing UN Investigators Found
[VOA] The bodies of two missing United Nations investigators and their interpreter have been found in the central part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2017-03-29 Mediators' Exit Leaves DRC Deal in Danger of Collapsing
[VOA] A political deal signed on New Year's Eve that was supposed to clear the way for elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the departure of President Joseph Kabila could be on the brink of collapse.

2017-03-29 ICC Orders Damages for Victims of Congolese Warlord
[Deutsche Welle] Germain Katanga was a Congolese warlord who ordered a brutal attack on a village in Ituri province in 2003. 297 surviving victims have now been awarded collective and individual damages by the ICC.

2017-03-29 US Concerned About Lack of DRC Political Agreement Progress
[VOA] The United States says it is concerned at the inability of both the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and an opposition coalition to implement a political transition agreement they reached in December after months of unrest.

2017-03-29 Reactions of Victims to the Prospect of Reparations in the Lubanga Case
[Lubanga Trial Website] The below article is from our partner at Radio Canal Révélation, a radio station based in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The article was produced as part of the radio station's Interactive Radio for Justice and Peace Project, which promotes discussion on critical issues around justice in DRC.

2017-03-29 ICC Orders First Monetary Awards to War Crime Victims
[Al Jazeera] Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday awarded individual and collective reparations to victims of war crimes committed by former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga.

2017-03-29 Bodies May Be Those of Disappeared UN Workers
[Al Jazeera] Three bodies - including those of a male and female Caucasian - have been found in Congo's Kasai-Central province, the government said on Tuesday, and are suspected to be those of UN staff who disappeared two weeks ago.

2017-03-29 Bodies of Two UN Experts Found
[HRW] The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, confirmed on March 28, 2017, that the bodies of Zaida CatalĂ¡n, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were found by UN peacekeepers near Bunkonde in Kasai Central province on March 27.

2017-03-26 Scores of Policemen Decapitated in DRC
[Deutsche Welle] Forty-two police officers have been decapitated by a Congolese militia group after the officers' vehicles were ambushed. The country's Kasai region has seen seven months of severe violence amid local power struggles.

2017-03-25 No Word On Missing UN Team
[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo government should fully cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate a UN Group of Experts team that has been missing since March 12, 2017, in Kasai Central province, Human Rights Watch said today.

2017-03-25 ICC Orders DRC Warlord to Compensate Victims
[RFI] In a first, the International Criminal Court has ordered the convicted warlord Germain Katanga to pay damages to his victims. The reparations are for 297 victims of an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003. An independent charity is expected to pay some of the money, as Katanga is penniless and without assets.

2017-03-26 Kamwina Nsapu Militia Kill 40 Policemen in DR Congo
[Al Jazeera] Rebel fighters have killed at least 40 policemen in the central Democratic Republic of Congo, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since a violent uprising began late last year.

2017-03-23 ICC Hands Ex-DRC Warlord One Year Jail Term for Bribing Witnesses
[East African] Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has been sentenced to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros ($32,000) for bribing witnesses.

2017-03-23 ICC Gives Jean-Pierre Bemba Extra Year in Prison
[Al Jazeera] Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have added a year to Jean-Pierre Bemba's 18-year jail term following the former Congolese vice president's conviction for attempting to bribe witnesses during his war crimes trial.

2017-03-25 Didier Reynders Supports Cenco in Its Mediation Efforts in the DRC
[PR Newswire] Brussels -This 23 March, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has met the President of the Congolese National Episcopal Conference (CENCO) Mgr. Marcel Utembi and the Secretary-General, abbot Nshole. On 24 March, Minister Reynders met the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Maman Sidikou.

2017-03-23 Rural Women Lead Fight Against Infant Mortality in DR Congo
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mbanza-Ngungu -Newly-trained community health workers - many of them women - are making healthcare more accessible in DRC

2017-03-23 ICC Adds One Year to Bemba's Conviction for Attempted Bribery of Witnesses
[UN News] The United Nations-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines for interfering with his trial.

2017-03-22 UN Urges Govt to Implement December Political Deal
[VOA] The United Nations said Tuesday that nearly three months after a political agreement was signed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, its implementation remains stalled, threatening security and stability.

2017-03-23 Stars Match Important for Our World Cup Dream - DR Congo
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Democratic Republic of Congo head coach Florent Ibenge says the Harambee Stars friendly match on Sunday in Machakos will be vital as they prepare to tackle their biggest ambition of making it to the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1974.

2017-03-22 Kamuina Nsapu Insurgency Adds to Dangers in DR Congo
[ICG] Conflict in the impoverished Kasai region was sparked by local grievances but has spread to reflect wider discontent, including frustration over the country's ongoing political and economic crisis.

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