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DRC: US, Sweden call for new probe into murders of UN experts

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called for a “full investigation” into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Sharp of the United States and Zaida Catalan, a dual national of Sweden and Chile, disappeared on March 12 and their bodies were discovered […]

DR Congo orders internet slowdown for social media

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered telecom companies to slowdown internet capacity for social media contents such as images and videos. “In order to prevent the exchange of abusive images via social media by your subscribers, I ask you to … take technical measures to restrict to a minimum the capacity to […]

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CAR: Two other Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Second attack in three days

Two Moroccan peacekeepers lost their live Tuesday at Bangassou, South-East of the Central African Republic, in an ambush laid by Christian-dominated Anti-balaka armed group. The latest attack against the UN Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is the second in less than a week, as another Moroccan was killed on Sunday […]

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Angola deports 300 Congolese illegal immigrants, jails dozens

Some 300 Congolese illegal immigrants have been deported from Angola by the security forces of the oil-rich nation over the last weeks. The deportees, who were living in the northern province of Cabinda, were repatriated through three borders shared with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville, Angolan state-run news agency Angop reports.   […]

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DRC: Violence, Exodus from Kasai region continue

The United Nations refugee agency has alerted the humanitarian community about the violence and continued displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the Kasai region where the estimated number of displaced people now exceeds 1.3 million, describing the situation as particularly worrying. “Delivering assistance and protection to internally displaced people […]

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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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DRC: EU sanctions 9 more officials

The European Union has adopted restrictive measures against nine individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with immediate effect, the European Union announced in a statement Monday afternoon. These officials, who held or still hold positions of responsibility in the State administration and in the chain of […]

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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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