2002 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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2002
in
the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2002
History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The following lists events that happened during 2002 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Most foreign invaders withdraw.
  • Most forests were earmarked for industrial logging: 43.5 million hectares were the subject of 25-year contracts[1]
  • Forest Code enacted[2]
  • Tin is discovered in the eastern part of the country but mining remains on a limited scale. [3]
  • A United Nations panel recommended sanctions against 29 companies, including the George Forrest Group, for the way their operations did business in the DR Congo. The panel also recommended sanctions against 54 individuals.[4]
  • new Mining Code, written with input from the World Bank[5]

January[edit]

  • January 17 - The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo displaces an estimated 400,000 people.

April[edit]

April 19: Sun City Agreement

August[edit]

  • August 28 - Uganda and Zimbabwe begin pulling their troops out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[6]

September[edit]

  • September 6 - Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo agree to normalise their relations after four years of the Second Congo War.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Mehlman. "FORESTS IN POST-CONFLICTDEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Analysis of a Priority Agenda". Center for International Forestry Research. p. xiii.
  2. ^ Assemblée Constituante et Législative - Parlement de Transition; Président de la République. "LOI N° 011/2002 DU 29 AOUT 2002 PORTANT CODE FORESTIER En République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF) (in French).
  3. ^ Linda Polgreen (November 15, 2008). "Congo's Riches, Looted by Renegade Troops". New York Times.
  4. ^ CHUNGUZA ASSOCIATES S.A. (February 2008). "A Report on an Investigation in Katanga". Seychelles.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2011-11-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Foreign troops begin Congo pullout". 28 August 2002. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Uganda, DR Congo to sign peace deal". 6 September 2002. Retrieved 15 January 2015.