Tag Archives: DRC

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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22 February 18

DRC refugees in Rwanda accuse soldiers of shooting at them during food protest

Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) currently staying in Rwanda say soldiers opened fire upon them and wounded at least two people during a protest on Tuesday.

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20 February 18

DRC: Thousands flee as ‘horrific violence’ escalates

The United Nations says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing a “humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions” as violence intensifies in the southeastern Tanganyika state.

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16 February 18

6 DRC soldiers killed by Rwandan troops

Six Congolese soldiers have been killed by the Rwandan army on DRC territory, according to the country’s army.

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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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07 February 18

These are the African elections to watch in 2018

In some ways, 2017 was a year to forget for African democracy. According to Freedom House, the decline of civil rights and democratic freedom continued across many African nations, contributing to what it’s calling democracy’s worst crisis in decades. Only Syria
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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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27 January 18

DRC: UN calls for investigation into protestor deaths

The United Nations (UN) is calling for investigations into the killing of anti-government protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday.

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23 January 18

DRC: 6 protesters killed at anti-Kabila protests

At least six protesters have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during protests against the country’s president, Joseph Kabila.

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