2007 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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2007
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the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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See also: Other events of 2007
History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The following lists events that happened during 2007 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Incumbents

Events

Glencore acquires 50% of SAMREF Congo SPRL in 2007, a Congolese-registered subsidiary of Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery (Samref Overseas S.A.), registered in Panama,[1] that owns 80% of the Mutanda Mine. Global Witness raised concerns with this transaction and two others, saying that the secrecy that surrounded them raised questions about corruption.[2]

January

  • A World Bank review of the Congo's three largest mining contracts finds that the 2005 concession awards were made with "a complete lack of transparency"[3]

March

  • March 24 - At least 150 people die in Kinshasa in fighting between the military and forces loyal to Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba.[4]

May

  • May 28 - Aid workers claim that at least 17 people have been killed and others abducted by Hutu rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[5]

July

July 12 - Red Cross says thousands of displaced Tutsis in the militias' path.[6]

December

Copper production operations resume at Katanga Mining's Luilu Metallurgical Plant after an extensive restoration program.[7]

References

  1. ^ "SAMREF OVERSEAS S.A.". 
  2. ^ Global Witness (9 May 2012). "SECRECY SURROUNDING GLENCORE’S BUSINESS DEALS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO RISKS EXPOSING SHAREHOLDERS TO CORRUPT PRACTICES" (PDF). 
  3. ^ Mahtani, Dino (3 January 2007). "Transparency fears lead to review of Congo contracts". Financial Times. 
  4. ^ "DR Congo gun battles 'claim 150'". 24 March 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "'Rwandan rebels' in DR Congo raid". 28 May 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Des milliers civils bloqués entre belligérants en RDC" [Thousands of Civilians Caught Between Belligerants]. Belgium: 7sur7. July 12, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Katanga Project Update". August 12, 2008. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. 
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