Tag Archives: DRC

04 January 19

South Sudan’s rape crisis is shockingly unremarkable

According to new figures from the United Nations, over 1,100 people have suffered sexual violence in South Sudan this year, the highest figure since 2015. Pramila Patten, the UN’s senior-most expert, says rape and abuse is being used by both government
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04 January 19

DRC: Clear winner in presidential election, church says

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) influential Catholic Church says there was a clear winner in Sunday’s long-awaited presidential election, urging authorities to publish truthful results quickly.

04 January 19

DRC: Electoral commission may delay election result

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission says it may have to postpone the publication of provisional results for the country’s long-awaited presidential election.

02 January 19

DRC shuts down internet after chaotic election

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has shut down internet access and SMS services following Sunday’s chaotic presidential election.

31 December 18

DRC: Opposition and ruling party both claim election win

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) leading opposition group and the country’s ruling coalition both claim to have won Sunday’s presidential election.

30 December 18

DRC: Voters take to the polls after latest election delay

Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today will vote to choose the country’s next leader after the latest delay in a long-running election saga.

20 December 18

DRC: Concerns over voting machines grow ahead of election

Concerns over the use of voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming presidential election are mounting ahead of the vote.

19 December 18

DRC: UN rights chief calls for end to violence ahead of election

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement measures to prevent further violence in the build-up to the country’s presidential election later this month.

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.

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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