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Burundian Rebels Detained in DRC Face Extradition

About 150 suspected Burundian rebels, who have been detained in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), face imminent extradition, according to reports. Accused of attempting to carry out armed actions in Burundi, the suspected rebels, currently detained in Uvira, Bukavu and the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, are now facing extradition. They were captured near the two […]

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DRC’s Historic Opponent Seeks Medical Treatment in Belgium

Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi headed Tuesday to Belgium for medical treatment, his party said in a statement. The historic opponent, who left Congo in August 2014 for unspecified medical treatment in Brussels, has been visibly frail in public appearances over the last two years and was seen leaning on his son as he slowly […]

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DRC: Exiled Katumbi Announces Candidacy for 2017

Congolese opposition leader, Moise Katumbi, on Tuesday declared his candidacy for the country’s presidential election agreed to be held in 2017. The football magnate, who is currently in exile in Belgium, has not been on Congolese soil since May 20 when he flew to Johannesburg to seek medical treatment. The exiled politician declared his intention […]

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UN Welcomes Inclusive Political Agreement in DRC

United Nations Secretariat General has welcomed the signing by the opposition and the presidential majority of a political agreement on the holding of elections in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and transitional arrangements leading up to the polls. After bitter and long negotiations, the comprehensive and inclusive political peace agreement of the DR Congo has […]

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Kinshasa Jails 15 “bye-bye Kabila” Protesters, Acquits 34

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday sentenced 15 anti-government protesters who were arrested during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s continued stay in power. The court in Lubumbashi sentenced the convicts to three years in prison on charges of ‘rebellion’ and acquitted thirty-four others. According to one of the defense lawyers […]

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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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