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DRC: About 22 Civilians Slaughtered in North Kivu Province

About twenty-two civilians were slaughtered during the Christmas weekend in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the administrator of Beni, the region where the massacre occurred, the attack was perpetrated by the Ugandan Muslim rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). “Yesterday the [ADF] killed ten civilians in Eringeti. Twelve […]

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As Political Crisis Deepens in DRC, South Africa Calls for Restraint

The Democratic Republic of Congo is once again on the brink of chaos, as the threat of a renewed and large-scale political crisis with dire humanitarian consequences looms around the corner. The main opposition, led by political heavyweight Etienne Tshisekedi, has vowed on Tuesday to resist Kabila’s stay in power. Opposition elements have clashed with […]

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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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U.S. Sanctions DR Congo Top Officials

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Tuesday, imposed sanctions on Democratic Republic of Congo’s Evariste Boshab and Kalev Mutondo, accusing them of suppressing political opposition and delaying political progress in the country, often through violent means. “The Congolese government continues to undermine democratic processes in the DRC and repress the political rights […]

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DRC: Controversy rises over new PM dual citizenship

The newly appointed Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Samy Badibanga is at the centre of controversy in the central African nation after the opposition claims he holds both Belgian and Congolese nationalities. According to the opposition, the new Prime Minister attained Belgian citizenship through naturalization in 1992. The Congolese Constitution stipulates that […]

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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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DRC’s PM Matata Ponyo resigns and praises achievements

Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo resigned on Monday as part of the national dialogue framework agreement to allow a sharing of power with the opposition in the central African nation. “I tender my resignation as the Prime Minister and that of members of my government to meet the spirit and letter of the agreement,” […]

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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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ICC’s Bensouda Sends Investigators to DRC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday disclosed that its investigators are already in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to urge restraint after weeks of deadly unrest in the central African nation. “For a number of weeks now, I have been deeply concerned by the critical situation and recent incidents of violence in the […]

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