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26 Feb 2009 description

President Motlanthe

Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the fourth estate. This morning we had our discussions with the Secretary General of the UN. We are honoured that he chose our country as his first on his trip to Africa. We compared notes on a range of important issues regarding the flash points on the continent of Africa.

17 Dec 2008 description

SADC has welcomed the publication, on 13 December 2008, of Amendment 19 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which paved the way for the establishment of an inclusive government in terms of the Global Political Agreement signed on 15 September 2008.

10 Dec 2007 description

Pretoria - The South African Embassy in Kinshasa will, in view of South Africa's Day of Reconciliation on 16 December 2007, undertake a series of activities that will assist the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo embark on structural reform processes to deepen and entrench democratic principles, including respects for human rights, good governance and sustainable development.

These structural reform processes form part of the DRC's national reconciliation programmes begun through the Inter-Congolese Dialogue and the Sun City Process.

20 Aug 2007 description

Pretoria: South African President Thabo Mbeki will today Monday, 20 August 2007 depart for Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo where he will lead a high level South African Ministerial delegation to the South Africa?Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-national Commission (SA-DRC BNC) scheduled for Tuesday, 21 August 2007. President Mbeki will co-chair this session together with his counterpart President Joseph Kabila.

31 Oct 2006 description

KINSHASA, 31 OCTOBER 2006

1. INTRODUCTION

It is my pleasure, as the leader of the South African Observer Mission (SAOM), to release the Mission's interim statement on the 29 October 2006 Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential runoff and provincial elections. This statement covers the period from 13 October until 31 October 2006, however the Mission will continue to observe the counting and capturing of election results.

27 Jul 2005 description

Tshwane - South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will depart for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday, 28 July 2005 to jointly, with her DRC counterpart Raymond Ramazani Baya review the progress of reconstruction and development projects in the DRC as mandated by Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Joseph Kabila.

29 Apr 2005 description
  1. HE Major-General Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the invitation of his counterpart, HE Mr Thabo Mbeki, President of the Republic of South Africa, attended the 2nd SA- DRC Bi-national Commission on Friday 29 April 2005 in Pretoria.

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10 Apr 2003 description

VISIT OF H.E. MR JACOB ZUMA, DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, TO THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM, WORKING SESSION WITH H.E. MR LOUIS MICHEL, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 10 April 2003

23 Nov 2002 description

The negotiating Parties on the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), having met in South Africa from Friday 15 November to Saturday 23 November 2002, have reached an understanding on the principles that would underpin the operation of a transitional government.

30 Jul 2002 description

PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO ON THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE RWANDAN TROOPS FROM THE TERRITORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO AND THE DISMANTLING OF THE EX-FAR AND INTERAHAMWE FORCES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC).

1. The Lusaka Cease-fire Agreement of 1999 sets out modalities for the tracking down and disarmament of ex-FAR and Interahamwe forces in the territory of the DRC. To date, it has not been possible to effectively implement the decisions relating to these armed groups.

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30 Jul 2002 description

Programme of Implementation of the Peace Agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Withdrawal of the Rwandan Troops from the Territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Dismantling of the Ex-FAR and Interahamwe Forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

29 Jul 2002 description

Under the leadership of South Africa's Deputy President, Jacob Zuma, an agreement between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda towards the resolution of hostilities in these countries, will be signed on Tuesday, 30 July 2002.