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International Monetary Fund halts DRC loans over failure to publish mining contract

By Michael J. Kavanagh Bloomberg 3rd December 2012   The International Monetary Fund said it halted the Democratic Republic of Congo’s $532 million, three-year loan program after the government failed to publish details of a 2011 mining deal. The... Read more...

DRC News Update: 3rd December 2012

Top stories: News24 reports that the DRC’s government troops were preparing to move today into the eastern mining hub of Goma, after rebel M23 fighters pulled out at the weekend. AllAfrica reports... Read more...

DRC News Update: 30th November 2012

Top stories: The Guardian reports that the British government will withhold aid to Rwanda following allegations that the country has been financing rebels in the DRC. IOL reports that nearly 300 Congolese... Read more...

DRC News Update: 29th November 2012

Top Stories: VOA reports that residents of the town of Sake in the eastern DRC say M23 rebel soldiers have been looting homes and extorting money from businesses as they prepare... Read more...

Guardian: Only the Congolese people can save DRC

By Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja The Guardian 29th November 2012   M23, the 23 March movement, is the fourth incarnation of Paul Kagame's proxy group for Rwanda's territorial expansion and looting the natural resources of the Democratic Republic of... Read more...