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Delays over DR Congo's election set to fuel tension

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Military plane crashes in DR Congo

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DR Congo forces kill 37 Burundi migrants

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DR Congo bus accident leaves 25 dead, dozens injured

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Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

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DR Congo elected to UN rights body, Britain and US not happy
Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticised by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly. While Congo was elected uncontested to the 47-member Geneva-based council, it still needed majority support. The country - beset by renewed political and militia violence since President Joseph Kabila refused to step down in December - won 151 votes   Read More ...
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DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition
United Nations, United States. The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group. DR Congo was among the 15 countries who won seats during a vote at the UN General Assembly. They will serve on the 47-member council from January 2018 through the end of 2020   Read More ...
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DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition
UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) - The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group. DR Congo was among the 15 countries who won seats on the council during a vote at the UN General Assembly. They will serve on the 47-member council from January 2018 through the end of 2020   Read More ...
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DRC wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition
United Nations, United States | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group. DR Congo was among the 15 countries who won seats during a vote at the UN General Assembly. They will serve on the 47-member council from January 2018 through the end of 2020   Read More ...
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Homes torched in village feud in DR Congo
BUNIA, DR Congo: Seventy-eight homes were burned down in remote northeast Democratic Republic Congo in a feud between two villages over accusations of mass poisoning, a local leader said Monday. Men from the village of Umoyo last Tuesday ransacked the village of Jupanduru and torched 78 homes, said Jean-Pierre Ukethmwu, a local chief. "The situation here in Jupanduru is dramatic. The village's two schools are afraid of opening and the population has fled," he told AFP   Read More ...
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Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation
Kinshasa - Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the capital, Kinshasa, where they were operated on by a team of volunteer surgeons. In total, the one-week-old girls had to endure an 1 400km round trip across jungle, on treacherous roads and by air, the BBC reports   Read More ...
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DR Congo authorities meet but still no election timetable
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo met on Saturday to address when the next presidential election will be held after the country’s electoral commission announced there will be no vote before early 2019. Beset by ethnic divisions, numerous political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, the delay has raised fresh security worries in the vast African nation   Read More ...
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DR Congo authorities meet but still no election timetable
Kinshasa: Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo met on Saturday to address when the next presidential election will be held after the country’s electoral commission announced there will be no vote before early 2019. Beset by ethnic divisions, numerous political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, the delay has raised fresh security worries in the vast African nation. Elections were supposed to occur this year under a transitional deal aimed at avoiding fresh political bloodshed after President Joseph Kabila refused to step down when his second and final term ended in December 2016   Read More ...
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DR Congo authorities meet but still no election timetable
ELECTIONS | DR CONGO. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo met on Saturday to address when the next presidential election will be held after the country's electoral commission announced there will be no vote before early 2019. Beset by ethnic divisions, numerous political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, the delay has raised fresh security worries in the vast African nation   Read More ...
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Conjoined DRC twins survive grueling journey to separation
Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the capital, Kinshasa, where they were operated on by a team of volunteer surgeons. In total, the one-week-old girls had to endure an 870-mile (1,400km) round trip across jungle, on treacherous roads and by air   Read More ...
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DRC authorities meet but still no election timetable
Kinshasa - Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo met on Saturday to address when the next presidential election will be held after the country's electoral commission announced there will be no vote before early 2019. Beset by ethnic divisions, numerous political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, the delay has raised fresh security worries in the vast African nation   Read More ...
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Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation
Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the capital, Kinshasa, to be operated on by a team of volunteer surgeons. In total, the one-week-old girls had to endure an 870-mile round trip across jungle, on treacherous roads and by air   Read More ...
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Delays over DR Congo's election set to fuel tension
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Beset by ethnic divisions, political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, Democratic Republic of Congo faces fresh challenges in the coming months over feared delays to eagerly-awaited presidential elections. Concern about the timetable has created “tensions and a climate of uncertainty,” the UN’s envoy to DR Congo, Maman Sidikou, warned the Security Council on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Delays over DRC's election set to fuel tension
Kinshasa - Beset by ethnic divisions, political tensions and bloody fighting in its east, Democratic Republic of Congo faces fresh challenges in the coming months over feared delays to eagerly-awaited presidential elections. Concern about the timetable has created "tensions and a climate of uncertainty," the UN's envoy to DRC, Maman Sidikou, warned the Security Council on Wednesday. "The impact of the deterioration of the security situation on the lives of civilian populations is clearly visible," he said   Read More ...
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No DRC presidential poll before 2019
Kinshasa - The election to pick the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) next president will not happen before early 2019, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, a delay that raises fresh security worries in the vast African nation. Polls were due this year under a transitional deal aimed at avoiding fresh political bloodshed after President Joseph Kabila refused to step down when his second mandate ended in December   Read More ...
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DR Congo faces challenges on election timeline – UN envoy
Despite progress on voter registration, DR Congo faces challenges on election timeline – UN envoy. 11 October 2017 – The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations envoy for that country told the Security Council today   Read More ...
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No DR Congo presidential poll before 2019: Electoral commission
KINSHASA: DR Congo's electoral commission announced Wednesday that the vote to replace President Joseph Kabila expected by the end of the year will not happen before the start of 2019. Kabila officially ended his term in office in December, but he was allowed to stay in exchange for guarantees that elections will be held. The delay could be reduced "if we accept to use voting machines and if we change the electoral law," a commission spokesman told AFP   Read More ...
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No DRC presidential poll before 2019
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s electoral commission announced Wednesday that the vote to replace President Joseph Kabila expected by the end of the year will not happen before the start of 2019. Kabila officially ended his term in office in December, but he was allowed to stay in exchange for guarantees that elections will be held. The delay could be reduced “if we accept to use voting machines and if we change the electoral law,” a commission spokesman told AFP   Read More ...
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No Congo election until mid-2019, says electoral commission
KINSHASA: A long-delayed election in Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until at least April 2019, the electoral commission said, a schedule certain to enrage opponents who say Kabila is clinging to power. The polls were originally scheduled for November 2016. The schedule outlined by the electoral commission would torpedo an agreement between Kabila's representatives and his opponents that the election would take place before the end of this year   Read More ...
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No Congo election until mid-2019, says electoral commission
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A long-delayed election in Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until at least April 2019, the electoral commission said, a schedule certain to enrage opponents who say Kabila is clinging to power. The polls were originally scheduled for November 2016. The schedule outlined by the electoral commission would torpedo an agreement between Kabila's representatives and his opponents that the election would take place before the end of this year   Read More ...
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No Congo election until mid-2019, says electoral commission
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A long-delayed election in Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until at least April 2019, the electoral commission said, a schedule certain to enrage opponents who say Kabila is clinging to power. The polls were originally scheduled for November 2016. The schedule outlined by the electoral commission would torpedo an agreement between Kabila’s representatives and his opponents that the election would take place before the end of this year   Read More ...
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UN Condemns Attack on Mission Base in DR Congo
Security Council condemns attack on UN mission base in DR Congo. 10 October 2017 – The United Nations Security Council has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate into, and bring to justice those behind Monday’s attack on a peacekeeping mission base in North Kivu that resulted in the deaths of two “blue helmets.” In a press statement today, the 15-member Council strongly condemned the attack, carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), in which 18 peacekeepers were also injured   Read More ...
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Brig Dick Olum sent to DR Congo in mini army reshuffle
Brig.Dick Olum, the commander of the UPDF 3rd Division has been appointed as Uganda's Defence Attachè at the Embassy of Kinshasa. In the reshuffle, Brig Richard Otto replaces Brig Olum. Lt Col James Katera has been sent to Goma as a Liaison Officer, according to the UPDF Spokesman Brig Richard Karemire. Brig Lucky Kidega has been sent Somalia as Defence Attachè, replacing Brig Buturo who was appointed to head Luweero Industries   Read More ...
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UN says peacekeepers killed in attack on DR Congo base
Kinshasa (AFP) - Rebels from a Ugandan-dominated group on Monday attacked a UN military base in DR Congo's unstable east, killing two peacekeepers and injuring 12 others, the UN mission said. The attack took place in Beni where UN soldiers have been battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which is dominated by hardline Ugandan Muslims, a spokesman for the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said   Read More ...
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UN says peacekeeper killed in attack on DR Congo base
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Rebels from a Ugandan-dominated group on Monday attacked a UN military base in DR Congo’s unstable east, killing one peacekeeper and injuring 12 others, the UN mission said. The attack took place in Beni where UN soldiers have been battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which is dominated by hardline Ugandan Muslims, a spokesman for the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said   Read More ...
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Malkia beat DR Congo, progress to African Champs semis - Capital Sports
African women volleyball giants Malkia Strikers qualified for the semi-finals of the African Women Championship cum World Championship qualifiers in Cameroon on Monday evening with a game to spare after spanking DR Congo by straight sets. The Kenyan girls will now only look to finish top of the group when they take on North African giants Tunisia on Tuesday evening in the final match of Group B   Read More ...
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UN says peacekeeper killed in attack on DR Congo base
Rebels from a Ugandan-dominated group on Monday attacked a UN military base in DR Congo's unstable east, killing one peacekeeper and injuring 12 others, the UN mission said. The attack took place in Beni where UN soldiers have been battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which is dominated by hardline Ugandan Muslims, a spokesman for the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said   Read More ...
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UN says peacekeeper killed in attack on DR Congo base
KINSHASA: Rebels from a Ugandan-dominated group on Monday attacked a UN military base in DR Congo's unstable east, killing one peacekeeper and injuring 12 others, the UN mission said. The attack took place in Beni where UN soldiers have been battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which is dominated by hardline Ugandan Muslims, a spokesman for the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said   Read More ...
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UN says peacekeeper killed in attack on DRC military base
Kinshasa - Rebels from a Ugandan-dominated group on Monday attacked a UN military base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing one peacekeeper and injuring 12 others, the UN mission said. The attack took place in Beni, where UN soldiers have been battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which is dominated by hard line Ugandan Muslims, a spokesperson for the UN mission in the DRC said   Read More ...
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Intense fighting in DR Congo after 20 kidnapped
Goma, DR Congo | AFP |Clashes erupted on Sunday between army troops and rebels accused of being behind the disappearance of 20 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, military and civilian sources told AFP. The fighting occurred in the territory of Beni, the North-Kivu province near the border with Uganda, which has suffered a wave of violence since 2014 with more than 700 civilians killed, many of them hacked to death   Read More ...
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DRC children find refuge in Zambia
Kinshasa - Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are bearing the brunt of escalating violence between Congolese security forces and armed groups in the country. Out of the 3 360 refugees who have fled into northern Zambia since August 30, at least 60% are children, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). "My parents were both killed when the village was attacked," Leon Musongo, a Congolese child refugee, told Al Jazeera   Read More ...
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DR Congo children find refuge in Zambia
Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are bearing the brunt of escalating violence between Congolese security forces and armed groups in the country. Out of the 3,360 refugees who have fled into northern Zambia since August 30, at least 60 percent are children, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Despite the perilous journeys they endure, some say fleeing the country was their only option   Read More ...
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2018 World Cup: Tunisia and DR Congo record victories in Group A
Youssef Msakni's hat-trick helped Tunisia move closer to Russia with a 4-1 away win in Guinea as the Democratic Republic of Congo kept their faint hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Libya. In Conakry, Naby Keita scrambled the hosts into a first-half lead but Youssef Msakni equalised for the Carthage Eagles just before the break. Msakni added his second in the 75th minute, before the impressive Etoile du Sahel midfielder Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, who had provided two assists, scored the third eight minutes later   Read More ...
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Three men killed in attack on UN base in DR Congo
Three suspected tribal militiamen were killed and two UN soldiers slightly wounded Friday when the armed men attacked a UN military base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN source said. "At around 4:00am (0200 GMT), a group of armed men, probably Mai-Mai, attacked the Monusco (UN mission in the DRC) position" near central Lubero, General Bernard Commins, deputy chief of the UN troops in the restive country, announced   Read More ...
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Empower teachers; give them the freedom to teach
Children in their classroom as the teacher conducts the lesson at the St. Louis Primary School in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Dominic 5 October 2017 – Underscoring the critical important role teachers play in ensuring the future for every society, the United Nations today called for empowering educators with the freedom and support they need to undertake their vital mission   Read More ...
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Army 'kills 10' in attack on militia in east DR Congo
PIC: DR Congo army. (AFP)Ten fighters were killed Thursday when the army launched a pre-dawn attack on a militia in the restive eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo, a military spokesman said. The assault targeted a group called the Mai-Mai Mazembe, which had taken up position in Kapanga, a locality in the Lubero district on the border with Uganda, the official said   Read More ...
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DR Congo violence pushes thousands into Zambia
Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said 3,360 people from DR Congo’s conflict-wracked southeast had entered Zambia since August 30, the largest influx of its kind in the past five years. People “are escaping inter-ethnic clashes, as well as fighting between Congolese security forces and militia groups,” UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva   Read More ...
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DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia
than 3,000 people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape escalating violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in a statement on Tuesday that unrest in parts of southeastern DRC has driven more than 3,360 refugees into northern Zambia since 30 August - the largest influx of its kind in the past five years   Read More ...
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DR Congo violence pushes thousands into Zambia
GENEVA: Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said 3,360 people from DR Congo's conflict-wracked southeast had entered Zambia since Aug 30, the largest influx of its kind in the past five years. People "are escaping inter-ethnic clashes, as well as fighting between Congolese security forces and militia groups," UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva   Read More ...
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Militia clashes kill 16 in eastern DR Congo
At least 16 members of a militia group have been killed in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military source said Monday.The militia group had been engaged in intense fighting against the Congolese army since Friday, when at least four militiamen died. Army spokesman Jules Tshikudi told AFP that Congolese soldiers killed seven others on Sunday and the bodies of five Mai-Mai, a self-described "self-defence" group, were recovered on Monday   Read More ...
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