Tag Archives: DRC crisis

04 August 18

DRC: Jean Pierre Bemba registers as presidential candidate

Jean Pierre Bemba has registered as a presidential candidate ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) elections scheduled for December.

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19 July 18

DRC: Kabila avoids confirming his intent to step down in latest address

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joeseph Kabila refused to confirm he will step down as the country’s leader ahead of presidential elections scheduled for December.

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13 June 18

DRC PM: Joseph Kabila won’t seek third term as president

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) prime minister says President Joseph Kabila won’t seek a third term in charge when the country holds elections.

18 April 18

UN: DRC aid conference raises $582m from donors

The United Nations says donors pledged $528 million for humanitarian issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at a recent gathering in Geneva.

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06 March 18

What next for the DRC if election goes ahead, as promised?

Last month, the DRC’s minister of communications, Lambert Mende, said the country’s president, Joseph Kabila, has no intentions of running in elections scheduled to be held in December this year. According to Mende, Kabila has never intended to seek a third
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05 March 18

DRC: More than 30 killed in Ituri province as ethnic clashes continue

More than 30 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province during the latest round of ethnic violence in the country’s northeast.

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09 February 18

DRC: Kabila aide says says president won’t stand in elections

Joseph Kabila’s aide says the Democratic Republic of Congo president won’t stand in this year’s scheduled election.

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03 February 18

Will Joseph Kabila really step down as DRC president in December?

Joseph Kabila’s second term as president of the DRC came to an end in December 2016, yet the leader remains in power. Consecutive election delays mean he’ll remain in power until December this year, at which point he has promised
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10 December 17

DRC: 15 UN peacekeepers killed in terrorist attack

Fifteen UN peacekeepers have been killed in a terrorist attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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22 November 17

Pope prays for peace in DRC, South Sudan

Pope Francis led a special prayer service at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Thursday evening, praying for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.

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