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DRC: Tabo Taberi alias Sheka was sentenced to life imprisonment

In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tabo Taberi alias Sheka, former leader of the militia Nduma Defence of Congo, was sentenced Monday, November 23, to life imprisonment for numerous crimes committed at the beginning of the decade. The militiaman was tried by the Operational Military Court of North Kivu, in the east […]

DRC: Health Minister announced end of the 11th Ebola epidemic

The 11th Ebola epidemic has come to an end according to the Health Minister who announced it on Wednesday 18 November. This epidemic would have lasted five months, it had been contained in the province of Ecuador where it killed 55 people and 130 cases. The 10th Ebola epidemic had been the deadliest and longest […]

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DRC: Rebels attack kills 19 people in Beni

DRC: Rebels attack kills 19 people in Beni

During the night of Wednesday to Thursday, 19 civilians were killed during an attack by rebels of the Democratic Forces (ADF) in a village in the locality of Mamove, located about twenty kilometers from the city of Oicha, in the territory of Beni (North Kivu). The population increasingly doubts the army’s ability to protect them. […]

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DRC : Felix Tshisekedi in Brazzaville to attend the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Brazzaville Manifesto

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi crossed the Congo River on Monday, October 26, to Brazzaville where he is to attend the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Brazzaville Manifesto, De Gaulle’s call for resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II. He will use this stay to discuss bilateral issues and […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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Thousands protest in DRC over electoral commission appointee

About thousand people demonstrated in Kinshasa on Sunday 19 June, at the call of the Lay Coordinating Committee (CLC). This organization, affiliated to the Catholic Church, had continued to reject the candidacy of Ronsard Malonda as the future president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (Céni). It also demands reforms to learn from the electoral […]

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