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DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

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DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

- An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party told AFP Friday. The long delay in the return of Tshisekedi's remains was due to concerns it could touch off massive demonstrations as the Democratic Republic of Congo is mired in a political crisis over President Joseph Kabila holding onto power beyond his mandate
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Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria, UN deputy chief tells Security Council

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Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria, UN deputy chief tells Security Council

- 10 August 2017 Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today. The trip, from 19 to 27 July, was “the first of its kind” because it focused entirely on the role of women in peace, security and development, she said
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Kasai marks a year of bloodshed as doubt hangs over DR Congo poll

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Kasai marks a year of bloodshed as doubt hangs over DR Congo poll

- TSHIKAPA, DR Congo | AFP |“Before, we were able to go to work in any mine to dig for diamonds. But today, we’re all afraid of dying,” artisanal miner Banayi Ilunga says grimly. Diamonds are the blessing of Kasai, a vast region of five provinces in Democratic Republic of Congo that in many ways holds the key to the country’s future
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UN reports 251 killings in DR Congo's Kasai, 62 children among dead

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UN reports 251 killings in DR Congo's Kasai, 62 children among dead

- Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN on Friday detailed more than 250 “extrajudicial or targeted killings” in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region from mid-March to mid-June, counting dozens of children among the dead. The findings, based on interviews with refugees from Kasai who had fled to Angola, blamed state agents for the murders of seven children. The refugees gave harrowing accounts of the violence in the region, which the UN warned had taken on “an increasing and disturbing ethnic dimension
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Police, protesters, clash in DR Congo anti-Kabila rallies

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Police, protesters, clash in DR Congo anti-Kabila rallies

- Police and opposition protestors clashed Monday in Goma, eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo, as demonstrators protested President Joseph Kabila's sustained grip on power and called for elections. Protesters and several journalists were arrested in cities across the country after the youth movement Struggle for Change (Lucha) called for marches nationwide, police and witnesses said. Around 40 people were held in the eastern city of Goma, 17 in the capital Kinshasa and around 10 each in three other cities, Butembo, Bukavu and Lubumbashi, police spokesman Colonel Pierrot-Rombaut Mwanamputu told AFP
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Deadly DR Congo prison break at Bukavu

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Deadly DR Congo prison break at Bukavu

- At least one person was killed and four wounded Friday during a prison break in Bukavu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the city's mayor said. It was just the latest in a series of violent incidents at prisons in the troubled country. Philemon Yogolelo told reporters that so far there had been one confirmed death, four seriously wounded and that about 20 prisoners had escaped
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DR Congo warlord accused of crimes against humanity surrenders

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DR Congo warlord accused of crimes against humanity surrenders

- Congolese rebel warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, wanted for crimes against humanity including mass rape, surrendered to UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday. Sheka was arrested in Mutongo, in the country's North Kivu region by UN peacekeepers and was "transferred to Goma," the regional capital, his spokeswoman told AFP. The UN's peacekeeping mission in DR Congo MONUSCO said in a statement that Sheka handed himself in "in full awareness of the fact that he is wanted by the government
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UN points finger at 'elements' in Congo army over Kasai mass graves

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UN points finger at 'elements' in Congo army over Kasai mass graves

- KINSHASA: The United Nations accused "elements" of the Congolese army on Tuesday of digging most of the mass graves it has identified in the insurrection-ravaged Kasai region of central Democratic Republic of Congo. The report by the U.N. Joint Human Rights Office in Congo (UNJHRO) is the first time the United Nations has directly suggested that government forces dug the graves
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Congo civil servants call strike over wages as crisis bites

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Congo civil servants call strike over wages as crisis bites

- KINSHASA: Civil service leaders called a strike in Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, demanding pay rises to help workers cope with a mounting economic crisis. The franc has lost 40 percent of its value in the past year, with a particularly sharp decline over the past week, amid political turmoil and persistently low prices for Congo's key commodity exports. Inflation is expected to top 30 percent this year, but wages remain unchanged
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Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests in volatile eastern Congo

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Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests in volatile eastern Congo

- KINSHASA: Gunmen in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo kidnapped two Catholic priests in an area at the centre of over two years of massacres by unknown assailants, the country's conference of bishops said on Monday. The two priests - Charles Kipasa and Jean-Pierre Akilimali - were taken from Our Lady of the Angels parish in Bunyuka, located between the towns of Butembo and Beni, by a group of around 10 assailants just before 10 p
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Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue US journalist

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Five Congo rangers killed in joint army operation to rescue US journalist

- KINSHASA: Five park rangers were killed in a joint operation with the army to rescue an American journalist and three park rangers, who went missing in a wildlife reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday. Gunmen attacked the group late on Friday in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Mambasa territory. Some others in the group, including two Dutch journalists, escaped
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Veel doden bij bootramp Congo

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Veel doden bij bootramp Congo

- KINSHASA - Bij een ongeluk met een boot n de Democratische Republiek Congo zijn 27 mensen verdronken. De boot zonk op rivier Kasai. Er worden nog 54 mensen vermist.
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Attack at Kinshasa market kills police chief, administrator

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Attack at Kinshasa market kills police chief, administrator

- A deputy police commander and the administrator of Kinshasa's central market were killed Friday in an attack by unknown assailants that also freed prisoners, police and witnesses said. The assailants attacked the administrator's office and the police station at the market allowing inmates being held in cells there to escape. "There was panic (in the market) because the administrator's office was attacked as well as the police cells
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RDC. Attaque sur un marché de Kinshasa, deux morts

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RDC. Attaque sur un marché de Kinshasa, deux morts

- L'incident de vendredi s'est produit en plein quartier des affaires, l'un des plus sécurisés de la capitale . Une dizaine d'hommes armés de couteaux et de gourdins ont fait irruption sur un marché très fréquenté de Kinshasa, la capitale de la République démocratique du Congo, tuant au moins deux personnes. Une dizaine d'hommes armés de couteaux et de gourdins ont fait irruption vendredi sur un marché très fréquenté de Kinshasa, la capitale de la République démocratique du Congo, tuant au moins deux personnes et blessant six policiers, a-t-on appris auprès des forces de l'ordre et de témoins
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Assailants kill at least one, injure several in Kinshasa raid

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Assailants kill at least one, injure several in Kinshasa raid

- KINSHASA: Nearly a dozen men armed with knives and batons and wearing red headbands burst into the largest market in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Friday, killing its administrator and wounding several police officers, witnesses said. The incident in the heart of Kinshasa's business district further heightened security fears, after a series of mass prison breaks and worsening militia violence across the country
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UN identifies 38 more mass graves in Congo's Kasai region

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UN identifies 38 more mass graves in Congo's Kasai region

- KINSHASA: The United Nations said on Wednesday it had identified an additional 38 probable mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, bringing the total to at least 80 since the outbreak of an insurrection last August. A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo told reporters in the capital Kinshasa that the graves were identified during a joint mission with Congolese military investigators last week to western Kasai
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Congo election commission president says 2017 presidential vote probably not possible

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Congo election commission president says 2017 presidential vote probably not possible

- KINSHASA: The president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said on Sunday that a vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year, violating a deal that let Kabila stay on past the end of his mandate. Kabila was required by the constitution to step down at the end of his second term last December but he struck an accord with opposition leaders under which elections would take place before the end of 2017 and he would not stand for a third term
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  • DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family
    DR Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi's body to be repatriated: family

    , newvision.co.ug

    An agreement has been struck with Kinshasa for the repatriation of the body of veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died aged 84 in Belgium in February, his family and political party told AFP Friday. The long delay in the return of Tshisekedi's remains was due to concerns it could touch off massive demonstrations as the Democratic Republic of Congo is mired in a political crisis over President Joseph Kabila holding onto power beyond his mandate
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Politics & Government

  • Congo election commission president says 2017 presidential vote probably not possible
    Congo election commission president says 2017 presidential vote probably not possible

    , channelnewsasia.com

    KINSHASA: The president of Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission said on Sunday that a vote to replace President Joseph Kabila will probably not be possible this year, violating a deal that let Kabila stay on past the end of his mandate. Kabila was required by the constitution to step down at the end of his second term last December but he struck an accord with opposition leaders under which elections would take place before the end of 2017 and he would not stand for a third term
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Sports

  • Harambee Stars set to play Uganda and DR Congo
    Harambee Stars set to play Uganda and DR Congo

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    Football Kenya Federation on Wednesday confirmed that Kenya will play two friendly matches this month. The Benjamin Okumbi-coached side that has enjoyed an eight-match unbeaten run will host Uganda and DR Congo at Nyayo National Stadium on March 22 and 26 respectively. These friendlies are aimed to improve the squad in preparation for the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) in 2019. Kenya is pooled alongside Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Ghana. These
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Business

  • Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis
    Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

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    KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo's government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed. Africa's top copper producer has been hard hit by low commodity prices in recent years. It has only enough foreign currency reserves to cover about three weeks of imports and its franc currency CDF= has lost half its value in the past year
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Health

  • DR Congo approves trial Ebola vaccine
    DR Congo approves trial Ebola vaccine

    , shanghaidaily.com

    THE Democratic Republic of Congo has approved using an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak of the virus in the northeast. “The DRC accepts the use of vaccines against the Ebola virus,” a source in the health ministry said, adding that the government has no objections to the tests being conducted in the country. “We’re waiting for an operational plan from our partners which will determine what steps need to be taken, in which geographic areas we could vaccinate,” the source added, on condition of anonymity
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Society & Culture

  • Police, protesters, clash in DR Congo anti-Kabila rallies
    Police, protesters, clash in DR Congo anti-Kabila rallies

    , newvision.co.ug

    Police and opposition protestors clashed Monday in Goma, eastern Democratic of Republic of Congo, as demonstrators protested President Joseph Kabila's sustained grip on power and called for elections. Protesters and several journalists were arrested in cities across the country after the youth movement Struggle for Change (Lucha) called for marches nationwide, police and witnesses said. Around 40 people were held in the eastern city of Goma, 17 in the capital Kinshasa and around 10 each in three other cities, Butembo, Bukavu and Lubumbashi, police spokesman Colonel Pierrot-Rombaut Mwanamputu told AFP
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Religion & Spirituality

  • DRC CRISIS: Kabila gives bishops green light
    DRC CRISIS: Kabila gives bishops green light

    , independent.co.ug

    Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo President Joseph Kabila gave the green light Wednesday for the Catholic Church to pursue mediation to end the crisis sparked by his refusal to step down, sources said. The country’s influential bishops brokered a New Year’s Eve deal to sketch a timetable under which Kabila will stay in office before new elections are held in late 2017, in a bid to prevent
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Law & Crime

  • International Court’s Top Official Says Violence in Congo May Amount to War Crimes
    International Court’s Top Official Says Violence in Congo May Amount to War Crimes

    , nytimes.com

    Photo KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Recent acts of violence in Congo, including the murder of two United Nations researchers and the discovery of 23 mass graves in the Kasaï region, may constitute war crimes, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Friday. “I am deeply concerned by the numerous reports of serious violence in the D
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