Four former militiamen, who had been arrested and were being held at the Makala prison in Kinshasa, were flown to the International Criminal Court on Saturday to testify in the cases against Thomas Lubanga and Germain Katanga.
The Leopards revived their hopes of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday by beating Mauritius 3-0 at Martyrs’ Stadium in Kinshasa.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has withdrawn its envoy to the Republic of Congo, authorities in Kinshasa announced on Friday. The DRC’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, said in a statement that ambassador Esther Kirongozi will leave Brazzaville immediately.
Authorities displayed to the press on Monday 126 people suspected of involvement in a February 27 coup attempt against President Joseph Kabila.
Presidents Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mwai Kibaki of Kenya met on Friday at Harambee House in Nairobi, Kenya, over a “significant amount of gold”, estimated to be worth US $113 million, smuggled to Kenya from eastern Congo.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs chartered a plane on Friday to evacuate 167 Congolese citizens from Tripoli, Libya. The Boeing 727 departed Kinshasa N’djili airport on Friday at 10 am for a 10-hour round trip to bring back home those who have been caught up in the fighting between insurgents and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.