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Kabila Signs Pact with Mobutu’s Son

Presidential candidate Joseph Kabila signed a pact with Francois Joseph Zanga Mobutu, son of former DRC President Mobutu Sese Seko.  The agreement brings Mobutu onto Kabila’s electoral platform, l’Alliance de la majorite presidentielle (AMP),... READ MORE

Tensions, Concerns Rise on the Eve of Elections

With the runoff election between Presidential candidates Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba less than two weeks away, tensions are running high in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Last week, Transitional President Kabila... READ MORE

Bush Announces Special Envoy to Sudan

One day after tens of thousands of activists gathered in New York City to demand the immediate deployment of UN peacekeepers to Darfur, President Bush named Andrew Natsios as Special Envoy to Sudan. ... READ MORE

U.S. House to Vote on DRC Bill on October 20th

After passing unanimously in the Senate and being approved by the Committee on International Relations in the U.S. House of Representatives,Senate Bill 2125—the Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion... READ MORE

African Health Capacity Investment Act of 2006

While the U.S. has made historic investments in the fight against global AIDS,  the critical shortage of health care workers and weak health systems remain key bottlenecks to scaling up access to AIDS treatment... READ MORE

U.S. Senate to Debate Somalia Resolution

The U.S. Senate is set to debate a resolution calling on the U.S. government to increase its support for “peace, democracy and development in Somalia.” Senate Resolution 460 calls on the President, with... READ MORE

Rising Sexual Violence Indication of Darfur Breakdown

Humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee reported this week that more than 200 women have been sexually assaulted in the last five weeks alone around Darfur’s largest displaced camp, Kalma. This alarming trend is yet another... READ MORE

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