Tag Archives: DRC

04 December 18

DRC: 18 killed ahead of election as army and rebels clash in Fizi

Clashed between government troops and rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed 18 people, as tensions rise ahead of this month’s presidential elections.

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26 November 18

DRC: US Embassy warns of terrorist threat ahead of elections

The US Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) warned on Saturday that is had received “credible and specific information of a possible terrorist threat” against US facilities in Kinshasa.

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25 November 18

DRC: Election campaigns launched ahead of historic vote

Candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have launched their election campaigns ahead of landmark presidential elections scheduled for December 23.

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12 November 18

DRC: Opposition parties rally behind presidential candidate

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have announced their support for businessman and veteran parliamentarian Martin Fayulu as their coalition presidential candidate in next month’s election.

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30 October 18

DRC: Thousands rally against voting machines ahead of election

Thousands of opposition supporters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday rallied against the use of voting machines in the country’s upcoming election.

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29 September 18

UN warns DRC election threatened by human rights violations

The United Nations says the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming presidential election could be threatened by ongoing human rights violations in the country.

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20 September 18

ICC fines DRC’s Jean-Pierre Bemba for witness tampering

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has fined former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba €300,000 for tampering with witnesses during his war crimes trial.

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24 August 18

DRC: Jean-Pierre Bemba told he can’t run for president

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission says opposition hopeful Jean-Pierre Bemba can’t run for president in the country’s upcoming election.

18 August 18

DRC: Kabila accuses foreign countries of ‘blackmail’ ahead of presidential vote

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has accused foreign countries of attempting to “blackmail” the country as it prepares for its next presidential election.

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08 August 18

DRC: Joseph Kabila confirms he will step down as president

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has confirmed he will step down after ruling the country for 17 years.

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