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ECCAS holds its first face-to-face summit in Gabon since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

Six out of eleven heads of state attended a summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on 27 November in Libreville, Gabon. This first face-to-face meeting since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic was devoted to accelerating regional integration in this region, which is very rich in raw materials but also happens […]

Congo-Brazzaville: Politicians in a national consultation for 2021 presidential election

Majority party, opposition, and representatives of the former rebel leader, Pastor Ntoumi, have been meeting since Wednesday, November 25 in Madingou to prepare for the 2021 presidential election. Voting is scheduled for March. More than a hundred political actors and members of civil society are present at these meetings. What can we expect from these […]

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Agreement between Kinshasa and Brazzaville on frequency regulation on borders

Two of the world’s closest capitals, separated just by the Congo River, Brazzaville and Kinshasa, share the same broadcasting and telecommunications frequency spectrum. This sometimes gives rise to misunderstandings. For a concerted management of these frequencies, the regulatory agencies of the two cities have just concluded an agreement. A local radio that sizzles because of […]

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DRC: President Felix Tshisekedi begins consultations for better electoral process

First day of national consultations promised by President Felix Tshisekedi. The Head of State of the Democratic Republic of Congo received this Monday, November 2, personalities involved in the electoral process. Institutions supporting democracy, civil society, religious denominations. The first to be received were the members of the outgoing electoral commission, including Corneille Nangaa its […]

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DRC: Mining contracts have been published as requested by the International Monetary Fund

The various memorandum of understanding and mining contracts required by the International Monetary Fund have been published. They both concern Sokimo and Miba. These contracts were signed under the chairmanship of Felix Tshisekedi. Their publication was a prerequisite for the opening of negotiations to sign a three-year plan with the IMF. What do these contracts […]

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DRC: Felix Tshisekedi will address the Nation today, political tension still high

Felix Tshisekedi will address the Nation this Friday. The meeting of the Council of Ministers that was scheduled for today has been postponed. Tension is still high between the Cape for Change, his platform, and the Common Front for Congo, the political grouping of his predecessor and ally Joseph Kabila. This tension has increased in […]

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DRC: Over one thousand prisoners escaped after armed group attacked Béni prison

Early this Tuesday morning, October 20, the prison in the town of Béni, in the province of North Kivu, was attacked by elements of the ADF movement, according to some authorities. Hundreds of prisoners were reportedly released. It is an incursion that was carefully conducted, around 4 a.m. local time. The mayor of the city […]

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Congo Brazzaville: Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO launched a web TV for education

Exchanges with the Congolese Head of State Denis Sassou Nguesso whose country pleads for the inclusion of Rumba on the list of intangible heritage of humanity; signing of cooperation agreements and visit to a center for the treatment of sickle cell disease: the visit of Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO was hardly rested Wednesday […]

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DRC resumes political dialogue with the EU after 11 years of suspension

The political dialogue between the DRC and the European Union ended on Tuesday. For two days, a dozen ministers and the European Union ambassador and his teams had the opportunity to discuss all common issues of concern. Open and frank discussions, both sides said. The organization of an annual dialogue is one of the provisions […]

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DRC: A militia attack against Haut Katanga province caused fourteen deads

Lubumbashi experienced an incursion early on Saturday morning, September 26, by Bakata Katanga militiamen. The official report states that three elements of the forces of law and order were killed, 16 were killed along with the assailants, and about ten men were captured. The NGO Justicia ASBL draws up a provisional toll of 4 dead […]

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