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Four traffickers arrested in Zimbabwe in possession of thirty-two chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC

Thirty-two live chimpanzee specimens from southeastern DRC were seized in Zimbabwe on Tuesday. They were headed to South Africa. According to the Congolese Environment Ministry, four traffickers, three Congolese and one Malawian, are under arrest in Zimbabwe. For the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature, ICCN, this trade in protected animals is a threat […]

DRC: Belgian justice ordered to return Patrice Lumumba’s tooth to his family

The Belgian justice system has responded favorably to a request from the family of Patrice Lumumba to return a tooth of the Congolese leader assassinated in January 1961 in Congo, the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office told AFP on Thursday. This tooth had been seized in the family of a Belgian policeman who had contributed to […]

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Last tribute was paid to former Congolese president, Pascal Lissouba in France

A last tribute was paid this Monday, August 31 to the former Congolese president, Pascal Lissouba. It took place in Perpignan, in the south of France. In accordance with the wishes of his family, it is there that he was buried “provisionally” until the “conditions” are met for his return to his country. Pascal Lissouba […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Former Minister of Finance Mathias Dzon to run for presidential election

Former Minister of Finance between 1997 and 2002, Mathias Dzon, aged 73, was nominated by the ARD (Alliance for the Republic and Democracy) Saturday, August 29, 2020 candidate for the 2021 presidential election for which the Congolese Labor Party (PCT) has already invested President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Mathias Dzon, who took note of this solicitation, […]

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Congo: Death in France of former President Pascal Lissouba

The man who led the People’s Republic of Congo after the opening of democracy in 1990 died in the night of Sunday to Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Pascal Lissouba, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease during his last years of life, died in Perpignan, in the Pyrénées-Orientales. In the space of […]

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DRC: Death threats over Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege

President Felix Tshisekedi is concerned about the safety of Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege. During the Council of Ministers, the head of state instructed the government to ensure his safety and to open an investigation into death threats against the doctor who “repairs” women. The Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner is being intimidated. Denis […]

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Football: Belgian coach fired in Tanzania after racist comments

The very popular Tanzanian football club Young Africans SC announced on 27 July 2020 the immediate dismissal of its Belgian coach. Luc Eymael had compared his own supporters to “monkeys or dogs” after a draw. “I’m not a racist, far from it,” he defended himself. “These fans know nothing about football… They sound like monkeys […]

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Felix Tshisekedi pays visit to Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Upon his arrival on July 15, Felix Tshisekedi had a series of talks with his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou-Nguesso. These talks will continue today before the return to Kinshasa of the president of the DRC. Felix Tshisekedi travelled alone, without his Minister of Foreign Affairs or any other member of the government. And all Wednesday’s […]

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Archbishop of Kinshasa raises his voice against the intransigence of the FCC

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa and Vice-President of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) raises his voice against the intransigence of the FCC in relation to the appointment of the President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and the organic law proposals initiated by national deputies Aubin Minaku and Gary Sakata. […]

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Congo Brazzaville: President Denis Sassou Nguesso loses his plane in France

A Falcon 7X from the presidential fleet of the Congolese Denis Sassou Nguesso is due to be auctioned off on the tarmac at Bordeaux-Mérignac airport. The plane was grounded at the request of a Lebanese businessman, Mohsen Hojeij, acting on the basis of a Paris Court of Appeal ruling of 27 February, in settlement of […]

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