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DRC: Bloomberg Unveils Massive Fortune of Kabila’s Family

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy, Bloomberg reports. According to the report published on Thursday, the Kabila Empire has recently become visible after Congolese regulators computerized and made corporate and government records publicly available. “Bloomberg […]

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DR Congo: Opposition figure grabs PM role

Samy Badibanga, Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader has been named prime minister in the troubled central African nation on Thursday as part of a power-sharing deal signed in October. The appointment of Badibanga comes days after Augustin Matata resigned from the position of Prime minister to allow the implementation of the national dialogue framework […]

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Kenya’s Deputy President Calls int’l Community to help End Conflicts in DRC

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday said Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict is a threat to the Great Lakes region, calling the international community to help deal with the negative forces behind the conflict in the central African nation. “In the age of ever-rising terrorism, the region should guard against such global terror networks […]

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DRC: Main Opposition Coalition Rejects April 2018 Poll ‘Agreement’

Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition veteran leader, Etienne Tshisekedi of the UDPS, on Tuesday chastised an agreement between the government and an opposition faction to postpone the presidential election in the central African nation to April 2018. The deal led by former Togolese Prime Minister Edem Kodjo was validated during a plenary meeting in Kinshasa […]

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DRC: Some Parties Agree to April 2018 Elections, Others Plan Protests

Democratic Republic of Congo’s ruling coalition and some opposition parties on Sunday agreed to delay the presidential election in the central African nation to April 2018 as a result of the national dialogue. Parties agreed to give more time for voter registration and to keep Kabila in office until the delayed vote, Delegates at the […]

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UK Backs Plan to Sanction DRC Officials

The United Kingdom on Thursday said it backs targeted European Union sanctions against officials in Democratic Republic of Congo to end government repression and encourage a peaceful transition of power in the copper rich country. The move follows a call from Human Rights Watch to European Union Member States in advance of the EU’s Foreign […]

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US Freezes Assets of Two DRC Top Military Officials

Two top military officials close to President Joseph Kabila in Democratic Republic of Congo have been blacklisted by the United States government on Wednesday. The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said it has placed financial sanctions on the Chief of General Staff of the copper-rich nation, General Gabriel Amisi Kumba, the commander of […]

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Ethiopian PM Says Rieck Machar is no More ‘Welcome’

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen said former South Sudan first vice president and rebel leader, Riek Machar is only welcome to the country on a temporary basis because Ethiopia will not entertain anyone leading an armed group. The Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen who was speaking to the US-based portal, Foreign Policy, said Machar who […]

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DRC: Protesters Call Kabila to Step Down

Protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are burning tyres and barricading roads in the capital Kinshasa on Monday, urging President Kabila to step down. The move comes as the main opposition bloc in the central African nation has called its supporters for a day of general strike amid continued tension over slow preparations […]

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DRC: Catholic Bishops Threaten to Quit Edem Kodjo Led Dialogue

The Catholic Church of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has threatened to withdraw from the “national dialogue” led by Edem Kodjo if the forum attempts to extend Kabila’s constitutional mandate, which ends later this year. “The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) cannot continue to participate in this dialogue if the fulfillment of these […]

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