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DR Congo: M23 Fighters helped Kabila to crush protesters – HRW

Human Rights Watch in a report released on Monday said senior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilized over 200 former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring Uganda and Rwanda to quash protests against President Joseph Kabila at the end of his constitutionally mandated term limit in December 2016. The 69-page report titled […]

No presidential polls in DR Congo until mid-2019

There will not be elections to choose the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) until 2019, the electoral commission said. Elections were due after President Kabila’s mandate expired in December 2016, but the polls did not take place because of the unavailability of a voters’ register and insecurity in parts of the […]

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DRC: exiled opposition leader, Katumbi backs anti-Kabila protests

Self-exiled opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Moise Katumbi last weekend backed calls for protests, inviting Congolese to hit the streets against incumbent President Joseph Kabila. Civil Society movement Lucha called for protests on Monday, July 31, against the continued stay in power of Kabila who’s constitutionally mandated second term ended last year. […]

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DRC’s Kasai: Security forces, militia killed over 3,000 people

Army forces and a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic Church said on Tuesday. According to the Catholic Church, the army had also destroyed 10 villages as it sought to stamp out an insurrection. The deaths are the result […]

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Zambia: Sugar production increases by 47%

Zambia Sugar, a unit of Associated British Foods, on Thursday said its refined sugar production has increased by 47% to 65,000 tons in the year that ended March 31, driven up by increased refining capacity. According to the managing Director of Zambia Sugar, Rebecca Katow, despite the increment of the production, total sugar production fell […]

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French hostage freed in DRC

Armed attackers freed a French national and three Congolese kidnapped in March during an attack on a gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said in statement. “The president of the (French) republic welcomes the news of the liberation of our compatriot kidnapped on March 1 in the east of Democratic […]

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WHO confirms Ebola cases in DRC’s isolated far north

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday confirmed a second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and suspected 17 other cases. A health official in the central African mineral-rich nation on Friday reported that one person in the country had died from the virus. The WHO said they are attempting to […]

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IMF team to visit DR Congo as economic crisis deepens

International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde on Thursday proposed a visit of IMF officials in Democratic Republic of Congo to check the state of the central African nation’s economic crisis, the finance minister told Reuters. According to Finance minister Henri Yav, the head of the international lender addressed a letter to the Head of […]

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DRC: 4,600 people flee homes daily – UN

About 4,600 people flee their homes every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the political and humanitarian crisis deepens, the UN said on Monday. According to the United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA, 3.7 million people were displaced within the central African nation by the end of March – more than double the 1.6 […]

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DRC to finance polls with internal resources– PM

The new Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Bruno Tshibala on Wednesday indicated that the central African mineral-rich nation will organise next presidential polls with the country’s internal resources. “We see no disadvantage to this that there is a booster that would come from our partners, but we will make every effort […]

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