Tag Archives: DRC

26 February 19

People in the DRC aren’t going to get the change they voted for after botched election

In the final days of 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) staged a historic presidential election after a series of delays postponed the vote for more than two years. The country was due to vote for a new president
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26 February 19

Amnesty: New DRC president must act on human rights

Amnesty International has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) newly elected president Félix Tshisekedi to tackle the country’s “abysmal” human rights record.

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24 February 19

HRW: DRC police killed, ‘forcibly disappeared’ 34 youths

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed at least 27 young men and “forcibly disappeared” seven others during an anti-crime campaign between May and September 2018. According to HRW, the campaign known
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14 February 19

Report: Ebola vaccines offered in exchange for sex in DRC

Several NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have revealed women in the country are being asked to perform sex acts in exchange for Ebola treatment, according to reports from the Guardian.

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08 February 19

DRC: Ebola cases surge past 780, experts call for emergency declaration

More than 780 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak was declared in August.

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02 February 19

DRC: Fayulu calls for ‘peaceful resistance’ after controversial election loss

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC’s) top opposition leader Martin Fayulu has called upon supporters to engage in “peaceful resistance” following his controversial presidential election loss earlier this year.

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25 January 19

DRC swears in Felix Tshisekedi as new president

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sworn in Felix Tshisekedi as its new president in the country’s first peaceful transition of power since becoming an independent nation.

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24 January 19

Was the DRC’s presidential election rigged?

Long before the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) finally held its long-delayed presidential election last month, speculation that the vote would be rigged was rife among large sections of the country’s political opposition. Initially, outgoing President Joseph Kabila was accused
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21 January 19

DRC: Court confirms Felix Tshisekedi as election winner

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) constitutional court has ruled that Felix Tshisekedi won last month’s disputed presidential election.

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19 January 19

AU calls upon DRC to suspend election result announcemnet

The African Union (AU) has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to delay the final announcement of last month’s presidential election.

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